The natural monuments of Ukraine definitely deserve your attention. Anyway, we have so many fabulously beautiful places that can surprise even experienced travelers! Be sure to visit the beautiful parks, especially if you travel by car. And we at Ukr-Prokat in Kharkiv will help you to choose a suitable car make while taking into account its capacity and passability!
In the meantime, let’s talk about 5 most picturesque parks in Ukraine!
- 1. Arboretum in Sofiyivka
Arboretum in Uman is one of the most famous parks in Ukraine, which stretches for over almost 180 hectares. It is a landscape monument and a monument of garden and park art of the 18th-19th centuries. There will not be found wild forests or swamps. Instead, you will have the unique possibility to enjoy the beauty of well-groomed alleys, romantic benches, and elegant fountains. In total, more than 3.3 thousand species of plants grow in Sofiyivka, including local and exotic varieties. For example, you can look at an unusual tulip tree, swamp cypress, or ginkgo. Also, it is so pleasant to have a rest in one of the ancient arbors or in a thematic pavilion.
- Arboretum in Alexandria
In Bila Tserkva there is another incredibly important arboretum Alexandria. It is the largest architectural park in Ukraine, decorated architecturally. Its area stretches for almost 300 hectares. Initially, it was founded by Count Branicki in 1793. In those days it was one of the most beautiful parks in Europe. It brought more than 2.5 thousand species of plants, including the ones from China, Japan, and South America. There are 25 reservoirs on the territory, and in the center of it, there is a large meadow. It is exactly from this place, various allays stretch in different directions, skilfully decorated with sculptures and architectural structures, such as bridges, columns, and gazebos.
- Shatsk National Park
Shatsk National Park is a large and very beautiful reserve of Western Ukraine with a number of lakes. It spreads for over almost 33,000 hectares and impresses with its lush pine forests, lowland swamps, and blueberry-moss thickets. Here, the most diverse representatives of the flora are intricately intertwined due to the unique climate surrounded by 22 lakes. And tens of thousands of waterfowl flock to these lakes and swamps every year. Among them, approximately 27 species are listed in the Red Book of Ukraine.
- Podilsk Tovtry
Podilsk Tovtry is a unique natural park with an area of just over 3,000 hectares. It is located in the Khmelnytsky region and is considered to be one of the most amazing natural wonders of Ukraine. First of all, there is a unique landscape, because in ancient times there was a line of coastal reefs. There are only a few such geological structures in the world, including the United States and Great Britain. In continental Europe, there are no analogs at all. There are unique caves, mineral springs, and amazing rocky ridges.
- Synevyr Nature Park
The nature park around Lake Synevyr has almost never suffered from human intervention, despite the insane number of tourists. The total area of the reserve is over 40 thousand hectares and consists of unique landscapes. Lake Synevyr is located at an altitude of almost 1000 meters above sea level, and no stream flows from it. The water goes underground through the grottoes. On the shore, you can relax on benches or in gazebos near the huge wooden sculpture “Syn and Vyr”.