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The oldest “inhabitants”


       1300-year Oak-champion and 1000-year Old-oak grow in the village of Stuzhytsya, Velykiy Berezniy district and are the candidates for “National Tree of Ukraine” All-Ukrainian prize. The Oak-champion took the third place in “The oldest tree of Ukraine” nomination.

       The title of “The memorial tree of Transcarpathia” was given to the 500-year london plane that grows in the “Horkiy Park” in Uzhhorod.


The highest natural waterfall

       The Trufanets Falls is the highest natural waterfall of Transcarpathia. It is 36 m high. The waterfall is situated near Yasynya-Rakhiv road on Trufanets stream  the right effluent of Chorna Tysa (Black Tysa) river  on the south-eastern hillside of Svydovets mountain range. The fall is formed in the place of hard sandstones exposure.

       The stream rises in subalpine belt at the height of 1720 m at the bottom of Blyznytsya mountain.

       It is 2830m long of which 230 m underflow in the forest belt. The stream makes several leaps in it’s descent.

Водоспад Труфанець

Озеро Синевир


The largest lake

       Lake Synevyr is one of the seven natural wonders of Ukraine. It emerged 10 thousand years ago at 989 m above the sea level. The lake is fairly considered to be the most precious natural treasure of The Synevyr National Park and is one of the visiting cards of the Ukrainian Carpathians. The average square of the lake is 4-5 hectares, the average depth makes 8-10 m, the maximum  22 m deep.

The oldest reserve museum


       The museum was opened in 1970 and represents the Transcarpathian traditional folk architecture heritage of the 17th  the first half of 20th cen.

       The great collection of traditional folk art is on view presenting the works of pottery, farriery, weaving, embroidery, wickerweaving, carving. 


Закарпатський музей


Karst Bridge

Karst Bridge

       Wonderful creation of nature – a unique natural arch, which was formed as a result of karst processes, according to scientists, on the seabed. 500 years ago, when Christianity celebrated its 1500-year anniversary, here in the very heart of Europe, the cult of the heathen flourished, who worshiped the sun. It is on the karst bridge where their temple was, as evidenced by stock materials and the discovery of interesting artifacts.

       The first reference to this miracle of nature dates back to 1558, when a member of the Embassy of the Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible was returning from Constantinople (Now Istanbul) to Moscow through the eastern part of Transcarpathia. After his returning he gave the embassy department his description of natural resources and beauty of the outskirts of Ugolsky monastery. In the report it was stated: “… near the village of Uglya there is a monastery … not far from the monastery salt is mined, which is cut down as ice. And nearby there is a stone with a giant hole, resembling a castle gate. From this stone fluid flows resembling milk. On the stone pine (probably yew) and beech shrubs grow. Five miles from the monastery hot water flows from the mountains in which you can boil an egg. A lot of sick people come to these mineral springs and cure their disease. ”

       The bridge is located near the village of Mala Ugolka, Tyachіv area, on the territiry of the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve.


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