What beckons tourists to the exclusion zone? Photo review about the life around Chernobyl

More than 33 years have passed since the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station occurred. Over 200 thousand square kilometers have been contaminated with radiation. Today these lands are the home to about 5 million people in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Poland. The most polluted were 2,500 square kilometers, which were cut off from the outside world and became the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

Formally, it is forbidden to live on the territory of Chernobyl. However, this does not particularly hinder self-settlers and those who refused to leave their native lands. People here quite successfully live, cultivate fields, go fishing, pick berries and graze livestock.

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What attracts tourists to visit Chernobyl?

The first thing that everyone who comes to Chernobyl sees is the “Dityatki” checkpoint. The main gates to the Chernobyl exclusion zone, where hundreds of people pass in both directions every day. Then the path leads to Pripyat, already through the second checkpoint, however, not so large.

At the entrance to the city itself stands the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This is the result of enthusiasts’ work who have been working on it for several years. Nevertheless, it was worth it, because now it is one of the city’s hall-marks.

One of the most unique objects in Pripyat is its central hospital. This is a place where you can fully experience the horror and scale of the Chernobyl disaster, especially the night from the 25th to the 26th of April. But the hospital is also interesting because the buildings and the objects of the complex have been perfectly preserved here, which convey the whole atmosphere of post-apocalypticism. Although some of the zones here are extremely dangerous due to radiation.

Ferris wheel of Pripyat. This is the best reminder of how unpredictable human life is. It was supposed to be launched on the first of May, 1986, but this wasn’t destined to happen.

Radiolocation station “Duch” and “Chernobyl-2” facility are the monuments to the greatness and power of the Soviet army. The radar plant was so powerful that in working order it consumed the energy of an entire nuclear power unit.

What attracts tourists to the exclusion zone

However, one photo review does not cover all those places and objects that so much attract tourists from all over the world. An excursion to Chernobyl from Trips To Chernobyl company will perfectly cope with this. Among other things, it is worth writing about the people who live there.

How and which way does Chernobyl live?

Officially, living inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone is prohibited. Despite this ban, about 150 people live here in different settlements. One of the most famous residents was Rozaliya Otroshko, the teacher of Russian and Ukrainian languages. In fact, it is improbable that her village will ever be inhabited by new settlers.

Ivan Semenyuk is known for settling in Paryshev village without permission, having decided to live in the exclusion zone. This is one of the villages that suffered from radiation even less than some settlements outside the Chernobyl exclusion zone. However, the number of self-settlers decreases every year. The last centers of human civilization still hold out, but they will soon be swallowed up by nature.

The one who benefited from the Chernobyl disaster is the wildlife. After human leaving, the nature has regained its main role in just three decades. Lush forests, herds of wild animals – everything literally boils with life. And the best way to make sure of this would be a trip to Chernobyl.

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