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Ukraine: rich folk culture

Ukraine is a vast country with long tradition and rich culture visible in its landmarks and tourist attractions. However, apart from the beautiful cities, it’s also worth delving deeper into the realm of natural jewels and nature reserves that the country offers for visiting holidaymakers.

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Ukraine: Road Trip highlights

Kiev is considered one of the most prominent capitals in this part of the continent. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to admire beautiful religious buildings with golden domes, monasteries, museums, and entertainment venues that will live up to the expectations of the most demanding travellers.

One of the greatest highlights of Ukraine is Lviv. It is full of cosy coffee houses, beautiful museums, and top-notch dining venues. While in Lviv, you shouldn’t forget about visiting such highlights as Lvivarnya, the National Museum of the Victims of Occupations, and the Lviv History Museum.

Chernivtsi will surprise you with its sophisticated architecture. It has been dubbed Little Vienna due to its architectural heritage. It is an ideal choice for soaking up romantic ambiance and for a greater immersion in the topic of Ukrainian culture.

Ukraine / Lviv / Photo by Andrii Podilnyk on Unsplash

The fans of peaceful landmarks should take a long stroll around the stunning area of the Sofiyivsky Park in Uman. Here, you’ll find a beautiful garden dating back to the 19th century. For another example of such landscape, travel to Olexandriya Park in Bila Tserkva.

If you are seeking laid-back atmosphere and beautiful architecture, you can travel to such smaller cities as Mukacheve, Chernihiv, or Uzhhorod. You should also consider a trip to Ukraine’s largest seaport, which is Odessa.

Most important traffic regulations and required documents in Ukraine

Traffic regulations in Ukraine aren't particularly strict, and they are pretty similar to the ones prevailing in the rest of Europe. Ukraine police is extremely sensitive when it comes to drinking and driving, improper parking, and speeding. 

When it comes to the speed limits, these are as follows - built-up areas: 60 km/h, outside built-up areas: 90 km/h, motorways: 120 km/h. Unfortunately, Ukrainian roads differ in terms of their state and quality, and Ukrainian drivers are rather hectic in their behaviour. That’s why you should summon up some patience.

Ukraine / Kiev/ Photo by Adrian34 on Pixabay

In Ukraine, on the spot fines are a rare phenomenon. In most cases, you’ll be given a proper ticket for the committed traffic offence. The means of payment are usually provided on the ticket so just follow the instructions.

Car rental in Ukraine

The most convenient way of moving around the country is, of course, renting a car. There is a wide choice of car rental companies available in major cities and at international airports. The interesting options that the companies offer will cater to the needs of the most demanding motorists.

Ukraine / Photo by Pexels on Pixabay

Facts for safer driving in Ukraine

drink drive limit
max speed urban
31 mph
max speed rural
56 mph
max speed highway
81 mph
headlights at daytime
fire extinguisher
seat belts
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