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The Red Forrestin Chernobyl, Ukraine

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Trees in the forest became frighteningly red and their radioactive glow could be seen in the night, because of the radioactive substances ejection into the atmosphere.
The Red Forrest, Chernobyl
As a result of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a huge forest area of ​​10 square kilometers was affected by the radioactive outburst. At night it was possible to observe the red radioactive glow of trees.

Red Forest
Photo: Red Forest, © jones-y-gog

Then the disaster management team decided to demolish the trees and bury them on the place. This decision was hestile, because the forest was very close to the groundwaters so the burial of the remains of trees on the place increased the risk of radiating the Dnipro and Pripyat river basins.

The catastrophe also destroyed the historical monument "pine-cross", where Soviet partisans were hanged during the German occupation. It was located directly on the edge of the Chernobyl Red Forest.

By this time, the tree species have already partially recovered and the forest looks almost natural. On the territory of the forest an experimental polygon is developed to study the effect of radionuclides on objects in an isolated ecosystem.

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Tours & excursions 5

#1One-day tour (Chernobyl + Pripyat) from KievOne-day tour (Chernobyl + Pripyat) from Kiev

1 day. 10 mind-blowing locations. 100 abandoned buildings. 1000 photos. Book to get mind-blowing emotions!

UAH 1053+/person
#4Two-days tour (Chernobyl + Pripyat) from KievTwo-days tour (Chernobyl + Pripyat) from Kiev

You will visit the ghost city and feel the whole horror of the tragedy at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

UAH 2222+/person
#5Cruise 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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