Despite the horrifying events at Chernobyl NPP that occurred in 1986, the flow of tourists only increases over time. Fascinating sceneries of Pripyat, post-apocalyptic atmosphere, and spirit of the past – there is no such unique place on our planet. And if some guests of the zone want to visit Pripyat and Chernobyl without any doubts and fear of stepping on a radioactive spot, then some people, planning to come to an abandoned location like this, still feel anxiety and have worries about such extraordinary travel experience. Are there reasons to be afraid of radiation exposure? What else is hidden in the quiet and peaceful streets of the ghost town and empty tourist routes? Let’s find out.
Dangerous unlawful trips. The services of a professional tour operator are the only way to visit Chernobyl exclusion zone, avoiding unpleasant consequences. Stalkers who illegally enters the zone do crazy things. For them, it is not a problem to climb a huge military construction known as a Soviet over-the-horizon radar system for detection missiles or enter the Jupiter factory that is forbidden for tourists due to high radioactive background. There are no rules for staying in the zone for such extreme lovers. Seeking for an adventure, they expose themselves to the harmful effects of peaceful atom.
No panic – guides’ instruction first. Actions of stalkers are an example of how you don’t have to behave during an excursion so that later it won’t turn out that some particle is trapped in your boot or contaminated dust lies on your backpack waiting to get into your body and destroy you from the inside. But don’t panic! To visit Chernobyl today, you don’t need to be equipped with protective gear, gumboots, or dosimetric equipment for measuring radiation levels. All tourist paths are designed for a safe experience eliminating the possibility of meeting with the human enemy – radiation. Here are a few simple recommendations for staying safe:
Before and after a Chernobyl visit, you will undergo the procedure of scanning your stuff at a radiation control checkpoint. Thus, the probability of taking an invisible hostile with you is zero.
Find your inspiration. The nuclear disaster has a great impact on cultural life. Many artists, directors, photographers come here to find sudden creative and bright ideas. If you want to visit Chernobyl, be ready to get a dose of explosive impressions. Coming to this unique place, your life will never be the same. The zone fascinates, scares, inspires, and changes the outlook and attitude to the life of every single visitor.
Is Chernobyl safe to visit? Definitely, yes. But you must hurry up, as the ghost town is slowly crumbling, and surroundings are transforming into the wild jungles. There are no signs of civilization – only emptiness and calmness. But this is the main cause of its disappearance with time. No one will rebuild its beautiful Soviet architecture, and Pripyat will probably be buried under the ground due to natural effects. So pack your suitcases and come to Ukraine because the zone will vanish completely with time, and only nature and wildlife will be the host of the abandoned 30-km zone. It is vital to catch the moment and visit Pripyat and Chernobyl in the near future to feel that tempting spirit of the past.
Some tragedies never end. The Chernobyl accident happened 34 years ago, but its consequences still remind us. An area of 2,600 square kilometers in Ukraine and Belarus, which is part of the exclusion zone, will be contaminated over the next 24,000 years.AndtheenvironmentalproblemsinChernobylarestilltopical. The nuclear accident at Chernobyl and disaster at Fukushima in Japan are the […]
Despite the horrifying events at Chernobyl NPP that occurred in 1986, the flow of tourists only increases over time. Fascinating sceneries of Pripyat, post-apocalyptic atmosphere, and spirit of the past – there is no such unique place on our planet. And if some guests of the zone want to visit Pripyat and Chernobyl without any […]
The exclusion zone is striking in contrasts. Here a person will not be able to live for another 100 thousand years. An impressive figure, isn’t it? Despite this, excursions to Chernobyl are absolutely safe. During the day, a tourist receives a “dose” of about 3 microsieverts per hour – no more than during a regular […]
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The officially established area of the Chernobyl exclusion zone is 260 hectares of land, forestoccupies 70 per cent. A few years later, after the accident cutting down and selling forest and it became a lucrative business for many entrepreneurs, even though only sanitary logging is legal in this area. But who’s out guarding the Chernobyl? […]
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Safely and comfortably at 101% There is a dosimetric control 3 times a day It is more a rule than a necessity, but it’s still you will pass the dosimetric control three times: – At lunchtime in the canteen of the Chernobyl NPP No. 19 – “Lelev” checkpoint, when leaving the 10-kilometer zone – “Dityatki” […]
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The loyalty Discount Program – 10% discount for a group of 3 people. If you book a one-day tour – small groups, and you three or more people, you automatically receive a discount – 10%. When booking a tour, the discount is calculated automatically. For a two-day tour – full immersion discount – 5% – […]
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Many companies write that their goal is to show people what the Chernobyl zone is, what it is … We all know that this is not so, the main goal of any business is profit, but you cannot successfully develop your business if you do not love your client and not be honest with him. […]
147 top locations + HBO locations The best locations for taking photos and videos, visiting all the infamous objects. The Chernobyl Zone is beautiful, you cannot count all the locations that are worthy of the tourist’s attention, but each of them has its own fan, a tourist who wants to see this particular location … […]