Kyiv oblast is located in the north of Ukraine and forms the basis of Kyiv region - the historical and ethnographic part of Ukraine, which has historically developed as the political core of Ukraine. The first settlements appeared here in the Paleolithic era. These lands became the center of Kievan Rus.
Most of the historical, architectural and cultural monuments are located in the city of Kyiv - the administrative center of the region and the capital of Ukraine. Kyiv is home to one of the oldest historical centers of Eastern Europe and Christianity - St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, as well as the Golden Gate - the remains of city fortifications, the first mention of which dates back to 1037.
On the territory of Kyiv region there are: 2968 monuments of archeology, 2573 monuments of history, 208 monuments of architecture and urban planning (91 of them are of national importance), 257 monuments of monumental art.
Of course, today one of the most visited tourist destinations in Kyiv region is Pripyat – a ghost town, which is known worldwide for the man-made catastrophe at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986, where thousands of tourists from around the world come every year.
One of the ancient civilizations has left traces on the territory of Kyiv region – the legendary Trypillia culture, which was discovered in the villages of Trypillya and Vytachiv. The heyday of Trypillia culture dates back to the period between 3500 and 2700 BC. There are 2 museums dedicated to Trypillia culture in the village of Trypillya – the Regional Archaeological Museum and the Private Historical and Archaeological Museum “Ancient Aratta – Ukraine”.
Among the monuments of the period of Kievan Rus, the settlement and the remains of the foundations and walls of the majestic church of the first Rus saints Boris and Gleb (XI – XII centuries) in Vyshgorod are of great interest. In 1935 a historical and cultural reserve was established on its basis. Visitors to Vyshgorod should also visit the village. Novi Petrivtsi to see with your own eyes the former presidential residence “Mezhyhirya” with its wealth and scope.
To learn more about the culture of the Ukrainian countryside in different regions of Ukraine, you should visit the National Museum of Architecture and Life of Ukraine in the village. Pirogovo, which is an architectural and landscape complex, with a total area of over 130 hectares, which houses more than 300 exhibits.
For those who want to learn more about the culture of Ukraine in the Middle Ages, there is an opportunity to visit the historical park “Kievan Rus”, which is located in the village. Diggers of Obukhiv district. It is here that large-scale historical battles are reproduced in an authentic historical entourage, as well as the culture, way of life and atmosphere of Kievan Rus are reproduced.
It is impossible not to mention the city-museum Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky, in the Kyiv region, which was visited by such famous people as Taras Shevchenko, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Hryhoriy Skovoroda and many others. The city has more than 20 museums and a special collection of windmills.
In Bila Tserkva there is an arboretum “Alexandria”, which was founded in the XVIII century. Count Branicki as a gift to his wife. Young couples often hold wedding ceremonies here.
An interesting place in the region is the contact zoo “XII months” in the village. Demidov of Vyshgorod district, where all conditions for year-round work are created. The zoo is home to more than 100 species of animals such as the Bengal tiger, jaguar, white lion, bison and many others