Distant lands so tempting with their miracles and shine that we often forget about the things which are so close. In a radius of 100 km from Kiev it is possible to find many interesting places where a traveller should focus on.
Arboretum “Alexandria “, Belaya Tserkov
Arboretum “Alexandria” is the main attraction of this small town located 90 km from Kiev. In Alexandria Park, there are 25 reservoirs, 2,500 species of plants, including those from South America, China and Japan. Interestingly but “Alexandria “is twice as exaggeration famous as “Sofievka” in the area. The planning consists of a large field and a network of alleys with a length of 20 km. The alleys are decorated with park architecture and sculptures.
Park of Tripoli culture, Rzhyshchiv
Obukhov road leads to Rzhishchev along the Dnipro River. Park of Tripoli culture is the main attraction and the city card. Here you can see the original sculpture, stylized in Tripoli culture, and antique millstones. Also, one can climb the mountain Ivan, where the remains of an ancient settlement known from the chronicles were called Ivan-city. It is possible to go to Husince village, where you will see soaked Preobrazhenska Church. After the formation of the Kanev Reservoir, it remained on the island.
100 km along the Zhytomyr highway, a traveller should be left into the woods before Korostishev city. There is a very picturesque lake with clear water, formed after the flooding of the granite quarry. Here the sheer granite shore is reflected in the mirrored waters; the air is saturated with pine scents and rules the atmosphere of peace and beauty.
Yasnogorodkaya Ostrich Farm
Since Yasnogorodka is on the same highway as Korostishev, it is possible to combine both trips. In the village Stoyanka you should turn left; in Gnatovka – to the right, towards the village Negrishi, after which will be Yasnogorodka. It is the largest ostrich farm in Ukraine, “Valley of ostriches,” where almost five hundred birds live. Children can watch how little ostriches are playing while gourmets can try a huge fifties egg or ostrich meat itself.
Factory of Christmas toys, Klavdievo – Tarasova
The settlement Klavdievo – Tarasovo is about 50 km from the capital. Klavdievskaya factory of Christmas decorations was founded in 1946. Here you can see how toys are made by hand with blowing, silvering, painting and decoration. It is also possible to paint the toy on your own and present it to friends or relatives. The factory takes individual orders for toys. The touristic excursions are conducted from September to December.