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 29.10.2011 Tourist attractions of Dnister canyon

Tourist attractions of Dnister canyon

Dnister canyon

Dnister is one of the biggest rivers of Ukraine which begins in the East Carpathians, flows along the administrative border of Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi regions.

The most interesting, most picturesque area of Dnister is “Dnister Canyon”, 250 km segment from the mouth of Gold Linden-tree (Zolota Lypa) to the mouth of Zbruch. Here Dnister flows in a canyon valley with depth 80-200 m. The canyon nature is original and unique. Geological, botanical, archaeological, hydrological sights form unique landscapes here. In separate places there are areas with valuable arboreal or shrub breeds, age-old and exotic things trees.

Alloy on the Dnister River is one of the most interesting trips in Ukraine. Picturesque landscapes and their uniqueness give the iniquity to the route: steep rocky or forest banks of 200 m high, unique travertine rocks and geological removed layers, caves and grottoes, waterfalls, islands, monuments of nature, history, architecture, ethnography.

The Dnister slopes are covered with a lot of rare plants and are a house for hundreds of types of animals and birds. The trip route flows far from “civilization”, and consequently predetermines complete rest.

The Dnister canyon is an original open-air-museum, where the best creations of living and lifeless nature are collected in virgin and harmonious combination.

Within the canyon there are more than ten karst caves and grottoes. The whimsical view of such caves from the river reach level especially impresses, and small waterfalls of so called “girlish tears”, which run along copse thick bryophytes rocks, present spectacle of a unique beauty.

The Dnister region color and sincere hospitality of its inhabitants leave the indelible impressions on a tourist.

Tourist attractions of Dnister Canyon

National reserve “Ancient Halych”
Karst caves in Odaiv village
Places for competitions on hang-glidering sport (Odaiv, Isakiv, Horodnytsia villages)
Waterfall “Girlish tears” (Monastyrok village)
Remains of Rakovets castle
“Red” mountain (Beremiane village)
Remains of the Chernelytsia castle
Underground shelter of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army soldiers in Khmeleva village
Cascade of waterfalls in Kolinky and Potochysche villages

Castles in Rakovets and Chernelytsia

on the right rocky banks of Dnister River the remains of the castle in Rakovets rise. They give a special charm to this area and look like an aerie, where the freedom-loving birds protect the peace of people’s houses near the river. Castles in Rakovets (middle of XVII cent.) and Chernelytsia (beginning of XVII cent.) played an important role during the wars of Polish King Jan III Sobesky against Turks. He personally was in these fortresses above the Dnister River.