Located in the Right Bank Ukraine, in the central part of Polissya. Zhytomyr is its administrative and industrial center.
Zhytomyr oblast is an incredibly picturesque area, in which you can see untouched oak forests, covered with carpets of moss and ferns, a river with canyons and rapids, that streams through granite, a little island in the middle of the pond with a fisher’s house on it…
Thanks to interesting tourist places and monuments the oblast rapidly increases its tourist potential. There is a large amount of museums on the territory of the oblast, ancient churches, mystical manors, a unique quartzite deposit, natural reserves with landscapes, that can take your breath away.
A unique astronautics museum of S.P. Korolyova in Zhytomyr is one of the most interesting museums, along with the historical and cultural complex “Castle-museum”Radomysl” and the only museum of a home icon in Europe. Castle and mill of Y. Tyshkevych of ХVІІ, a palace with a memorial room-museum, where the author H.de Balzac used to work are equally exciting. Drevlyansk park with baths of Princess Olga and the mysterious village of Kamin, also known as a place of power are also worth of your attention.
Zhytomyr area – is a place where 75% of Ukraine’s hops and 30% of long flax are cultivated.
In addition to all the above, this oblast is known for its Ukrainian traditions and ancient crafts. Local wedding ceremonies, particularly “Handkerchief covering”, “Chest” create an unforgettable experience for tourists and foreigners. In Bovsun, people weave extremely colorful carpets using the same machines and materials as hundreds years ago. And in the dense coniferous forests you can still see hives on the trees – that is people harvesting delicious wild honey.
And if you are a true culinary gourmet, Zhytomyr oblast will pleasantly surprise you. In particular, in the Mostove village you will be given a true masterclass with an opportunity to taste a traditional Ukrainian dish – krupki. We also recommend visiting the festival of deruny in Korosten, festival of flax, berries festival “Brusvyana”, festival of raspberries and try borscht out of raspberries