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Walk around the ghost townin Chernobyl, Ukraine

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Magnificent, melancholic, mutilated by nature and overgrown with greenery, a gloomy ghost town Pripyat, that's the place definitely worth a stroll!
How to walk around the ghost town in Chernobyl
You can walk around the abandoned streets of the ghost town, explore the abandoned buildings, see the local creepy paintings, just be careful: take the Geiger counter with you and try to avoid dangerous areas.

attraction
Photo: attraction, © Dustin Hammond

Popular objects of the city are the House Of Culture Energetik, the Polissya Hotel, the USSR 16-story building, the Prometheus Cinema, the Swimming Pool "Lazurny" and the city Amusement Park.

Pripyat destroyed house
Photo: Pripyat destroyed house, © Wiltsguy

In addition to above, the city has a lots of other interesting places: the Music school, the Hospital MSCh-126, the Bookstore and many other objects that look very post-apocalyptical.

Pripyat city centre
Photo: Pripyat city centre, © Rob Crawford

How to do?

1. Legally you can get to Pripyat only with the organizer of the excursion, which will independently issue all the necessary permits (official state permission is required for the visit).
2. At the checkpoint Pripyat-1 your passport (international passport) will be verified by security.
3. You can get to Pripyat only in completely closed clothes and in a headwear. And of course in shoes :)

Where to do?

#1Pripyat in ChernobylPripyat

A dead and long-neglected ghost town is widely known throughout the world after the tragedy that occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

When to do?

For safety, it is recommended to take walks during the daytime. However, if you want to see the creepy views you can stroll in the night (it is more dangerous).

Tips and hints

Be cautious and listen carefully to your Geiger counter.

Tours & excursions 3

#4Cruise on the ship to Chernobyl and PripyatCruise on the ship to Chernobyl and Pripyat

Get a sea of thrills from a boat trip to the lost world of a dead city.

UAH 335000/tour
#2One-day private tour (Chernobyl + Pripyat) from KievOne-day private tour (Chernobyl + Pripyat) from Kiev

One day in the Exclusion Zone and you will learn everything about this desolate tragical place.

UAH 1794+/person
#3Urgent one-day tour (Chernobyl + Pripyat) from KievUrgent one-day tour (Chernobyl + Pripyat) from Kiev

The most horrifying post apocalyptic picture of Chernobyl and Pripyat in one day

UAH 3999+/person

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