New routes have been developed for the visitors of the Exclusion Zone
In the Exclusion Zone there 4 new routes appeared in places where interesting monuments of our history were preserved, the territory of archaeological excavations in Chornobyl and landscapes of the Chornobyl Radiation and Ecological Biosphere Reserve.
«The basis for the development of new routes is the wishes of visitors, as well as compliance with all requirements of radiation safety. Most of the places to which new routes are made have already become the symbols of the Exclusion Zone, and now everyone who wants will be able to see them with their own eyes and plunge into the history of old Polissia land, which was long before the Chornobyl accident», – Andrii Naumov, Director of the State enterprise «Center for Organizational, Technical and Information Support of the Exclusion Zone Management».
Route No.12 «Checkpoint «Dytiatky» – Bychky – Zamoshnia» runs through 5 villages, where the traditional polish houses and industrial buildings of the XIX century were preserved. In addition, on the route you will be able to see the active Chornobyl Desert St. Nicholas Monastery, the remains of the old believers’ churches and cemeteries (village of Zamoshnia and Bychky village), a place of ancient production of iron from the marsh ore (village Rudnia – Veresnya) and enjoy the nature of Chornobyl reserve.
Route No.13 «ChNPP – Yaniv Station – Novoshepelychi-Lubianka» will take visitors to a famous abandoned train on the outskirts of the Yaniv station, a ritual cross-figure on the crossroad and a historic pine-tree in the form of a trident, transferred from the Rudyi Forest. You can also visit the manor house of the last inhabitant of the 10-kilometer zone of Sava Obrazhei and other log buildings in the middle of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Route No.14 «Chornobyl – the left bank of the Prypiat River – Ladyzhychi – Teremtsi» will appeal to the lovers of river landscapes. Visitors will see the former ferry crossing through the Prypiat river, the place where the River Brahinka flows into the Prypiat, the outskirts of the Dnipro River and historical Chornobyl, and the traditional farm buildings and Polissia huts.
Route No.15 leads to the chronicle Chornobyl of X-XIII centuries, the Chornobyl castle of the XVII - XVIII centuries, the ancient cemetery and the Dominican monastery of the ХVІІ century. Visitors will also be able to see the historical descents of Chornobyl, leading to Podil, and the territory of archaeological excavations.
All routes are checked by dosimetrists and are safe to visit.