The Chernobyl exclusion zone, abandoned by people a few decades ago because of the terrible catastrophe, is considered as a dead zone. And although there are no five-star hotels, developed infrastructure and restaurants, which attracts ordinary tourists the most, every year, this place attracts more and more people, who seek extraordinary destinations. What is the motivation of those tourists, who want to experience the atmosphere of a place that caused suffering for hundreds of thousands of people? Some have the desire to feel unique and extreme emotions, some have a goal to learn more about those events, to see the nuclear power plant with their own eyes or to walk through empty streets and buildings. Secret objects are not left without attention either. An official Chernobyl tour is a chance for people to see the beauty of the area, which has not been influenced by people for many years, to make photos of mysterious locations and to visit the most deserted cities of our world — Pripyat and Chernobyl.
What are the differences between the two main cities of the exclusion zone?
Tourists, who have a desire to go on Chernobyl tours, must understand what awaits them there, which places and locations their tour program will include and what feelings it may cause. First of all, there should be an understanding that Chernobyl and Pripyat are two different cities and each of them has its own attractions. And although people associate the name of Chernobyl with the worst and terrifying catastrophe of the 20th century, it is Pripyat, which located only three kilometers away from the NPP, and became for many a symbol of tragedy.
And if Chernobyl is not a completely deserted city: it is possible to meet employees of the Chernobyl NPP, who still work there and some people, who decided to come back to their homes after evacuation, then Pripyat is actually a ghost town with no signs of civilization. Maybe this is why this city has become an inspiration for many and an opportunity to experience something new and unusual. What does the ghost town offer to its guests:
- the 4th power unit of the Chernobyl NPP on the horizon only 1.5 km from the city;
- abandoned amusement park and Ferris Wheel — the main symbols of Pripyat, which are located right behind the central square of the city;
- kindergarten, where toys and books still lie on the floor, together with children’s gas masks, as well as the Pripyat school with empty classrooms;
- cooling pond that was created for the needs of Chernobyl NPP and was also contaminated with radioactive particles;
- the famous building of hotel “Polissya”, Palace of Culture “Energetic” and swimming pool “Lazurny”;
Generally, the city will cause a lot of emotions, as the architecture of the city reminds the Soviet Union times and such a trip can be comparable to the travel in time.
How to get to the exclusion zone safely and with comfort? Go2Chernobyl can take you to the world of Chernobyl, proposing different types of Chernobyl tours, services of English-speaking guides, many important locations of the zone, guarantees of safety and best prices.
Bio: John Collins is an experienced outstanding writer of his niche that takes the inspiration from his wonderful journeys. He is a loving father of two kids and a reliable husband.”
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