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Holodnyi Yar Urochishche
The tract of Cold Ravine - a unique natural sights of Ukraine, which attracts every year more than 40 000 tourists. This is the only place in the country, bringing together cultural monuments, archeology, history, botany, and has about a hundred different objects whose age reaches several thousands of years.
Called Cold Ravine "natural boundary" because of its unusual landscape location - a thick covert of a spacious steppe zone. Yar takes more than 6000 hectares, covering just two administrative districts of Cherkasy region. The tract has a unique historical significance, its thickets placed troops famous Ukrainian hetman. The first mention of Cold Yar date from the 14th century, and its unusual name he received because of the legend, which tells of the Cold Melanka hiding in the forests during the raids of the Mongols.
Among the hundreds of attractions Yar every traveler will find yourself something special. You can visit the archaeological site of the ancient Scythian settlements. Some mounds date back to 5-4 century BC. In the heart of one of them is Trinity Church Motroninsky Monastery - an architectural monument. It was completely renovated in the early 2000s, and the monastery remains active to this day.
Also, take a look at the 1100 year old oak commander Maxim Zaliznyak visit a stone stele, natural caves, springs and much more in depth relict forests unusual tract.