60,000 tourists visited Chernobyl zone last year

60,000 tourists visited Chernobyl zone last year

Sixty thousand tourists visited the Chernobyl exclusion zone last year.

Anton Taranenko, the chief of the Tourism and Promotion Department of the Kyiv City State Administration, said this at a press conference, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Such sites as Chernobyl exclusion zone, Pyrohove [museum of folk culture], Mezhyhirya Museum of Corruption [former residence of fugitive president Yanulovych] are very popular among tourists. Chernobyl zone is the leader. Over the past year, more than 60,000 tourists visited the Chernobyl zone," Taranenko said.

According to him, the guests of the city are interested in classical tourism, visiting Kyiv’s architectural monuments, as well as event and gastronomy tourism.

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Zone of Alienation (also commonly known as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone) is an officially designated exclusion zone around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster.


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