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Pryp'yat' (Pripyat') is one of villages in Ukraine situated some 120 km west of Chernihiv and 150 km from the capital, 120 km south-east of Ukraine - Belarus border. The population is about 90 people in accordance with the 2009 census. Many people visit Pryp'yat' to experience its interesting buildings and historic places.

Chernigov (IATA: CEJ) is the nearest airport to Pryp'yat', situated just 100 km to the east.

The most popular tourist attractions in it

1. Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (Ukrainian: Державне спецiалiзоване пiдприємство " Чорнобильська АЕС" Russian: Чернобыльская АЭС) is a decommissioned nuclear power station near the city of Prypiat, Ukraine, 18 km northwest of the city of Chernobyl, 16 km from the Ukraine-Belarus border, and about 110 km north of Kiev. It was the site of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, but due to high power demand, continued to operate until December 2000. Workers remain at the site as the remaining three react…

2. Red Forest
The Red Forest (Ukrainian: Рудий ліс, Russian: Рыжий лес), formerly the Worm Wood Forest, refers to the trees in the 10 km² surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The name'Red Forest' comes from the ginger-brown colour of the pine trees after they died following the absorption of high levels of radiation from the Chernobyl accident on April 26 1986. In the post-disaster cleanup operations, the Red Forest was bulldozed and buried in'waste graveyards'. The site of the Red Forest remains…

3. Pripyat
Pripyat or Prypiat (& #160; Ukrainian: При́п'ять, romanized: Pryp" jat', IPA: ]; Russian: При́пять, romanized: Prípjat') is a ghost city in northern Ukraine, near the Ukraine–Belarus border. Named after the nearby Pripyat River, the city was founded on February 4, 1970, as the ninth nuclear city (a type of closed city) in the Soviet Union, to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979 and had grown to a population of 49, 360 by the time it was evacu…

If you have already seen Pryp'yat', there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you're visiting the area, you may want to check out something from the following list:

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Pryp'yat' tourist attractions and interesting places

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Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (Ukrainian: Державне спецiал

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Prypiat amusement park

The Prypiat amusement park in Prypiat, Ukraine was never opened due to

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Russian Woodpecker

The Russian Woodpecker was a notorious Soviet signal that could be

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Red Forest

The Red Forest (Ukrainian: Рудий ліс, Russian: Рыжий лес), former

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Grand Admiral Resort & SPA

starting $186

SunHouse

starting $62

Stockholm Studios

starting $40

Ambassador Plaza Hotel

starting $37

Visak Hotel

starting $78

Park Hotel Chernigiv

starting $28

Nyvky Plaza Hotel

starting $32

Reikartz Chernihiv

starting $38

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