Due to its turbulent history, Ukraine offers numerous highlights. Kiev is the country's capital and cultural centre. Visitors find a number of museums, churches, and monuments, such as the Motherland Monument or Kiev Pechersk Lavra.
Another place worth visiting is the city of Lviv in the west of the country. Diverse cultures have been living together here for centuries, which shows in the blend of different architectural styles. Port city Odessa by the Black Sea is particularly pompous.
For a couple of years, the abandoned town of Prypjat has served as a rather extraordinary destination. It is located inside the exclusion zone of Chernobyl nuclear power station. This was the site of the worlds most severe nuclear disaster besides Fukushima. Tourists can visit the scene within a guided tour.