Magnificent, melancholic, mutilated by nature and overgrown with greenery, a gloomy ghost town Pripyat, that's the place definitely worth a stroll!
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.
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.
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.
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?
A dead and long-neglected ghost town is widely known throughout the world after the tragedy that occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.42
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.
More things to do in Chernobyl
Play the abandoned piano
The pianos and grand pianos are kind of a visit card of the city. They can be found in the left houses, but the best ones are in the abandoned Music School.FREE7Music school
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