Poltava Oblast is situated in the central part of Ukraine. Located on the left bank of Dnieper, Poltava region was part of the Cossack Hetmanate. It has an area of 28,800 km2. The oblast borders upon Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad, Cherkasy and Kyiv Oblasts.
Guide to the Poltava region: 6 places that tourists do not know about (photo 5)
The wide Vorskla with seagulls, pink sunsets and wild islands, on which (except for fishermen and careful tourists on boats) no human has set foot.
The most interesting is located in the very south of the Poltava region, where this same Vorskla merges with the reservoir, and from there flows into the Dnieper. And the south is really felt here: it is always a few degrees warmer than in Kiev, and coastal resorts create the illusion of a beach holiday.
Google maps suggest that the most impressive places are the Luchkovsky and Olkhovatsky landscape reserves. Personal experience says that there are mountains here. (Yes, yes, mountains. High sandy mountains.)
One of these mountains - Pivikha - is considered the highest point of the Left-Bank Ukraine. It is located at an altitude of 168-169 meters above sea level and from afar resembles either the Odessa Sanzheyka, or the French Riviera (with a stretch). The mountain was formed during the Ice Age. Here, archaeologists find the remains of mammoths, rhinos, reindeer, as well as corals and mollusks. After the construction of the Kremenchug reservoir, the mountain sinks 7 meters annually - this is another reason to go there in the summer, while the borders are closed.
Poltava Art Museum
"Holy Witch", Vasyl Pimonenko
"Still Life" by Clara Peters
"Night battle of the Turks with the Christians in 1204", Eugene Delacroix
Another place for art connoisseurs is the art gallery in Poltava, where you will definitely find yourself on the way to picturesque places. The paintings of the Flemish artist Clara Peters, the Frenchman Eugene Delacroix, as well as Catherine Bilokur, Francesco Guardi, Jean Baptiste Greuze, Ilya Repin, Ivan Shishkin, Ivan Myasoedov are kept here.
During World War II, the museum had a collection of 30,000 works, most of which were destroyed during the German occupation. Among them are works by Giovanni Tiepolo, Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Peter Paul Rubens, Adrian van Ostade, as well as works by Ukrainian painters and masters of the Russian school of the 17th-20th centuries. Only 4,000 works have survived, supplemented by modern canvases.
Not a single guide in the Poltava region can do without mentioning the Sorochinsky fair (this year it will be held from August 18 to 23). The event is really colorful - there you can eat dumplings and buy authentic items of Poltava artisans. And if you are lucky, you can see how 70-year-old grannies dance to K-pop.
The fair is held annually in the homeland of the writer Nikolai Gogol. This is a reason to visit Gogol's places in the Poltava region: in the village of Gogolevo (formerly Vasilyevo) there is a museum-reserve where the writer was born and raised. On the feast of Ivan Kupala on July 7, a large-scale theatrical performance is held here, which will take you to the 19th century. Tickets are sold out six months in advance.
Not far from the village is Mirgorod - a resort with mineral waters, which, according to Wikipedia, are no worse than those in German Baden-Baden and Bad Soden.
The most beautiful places of Poltava region: what you need to see and where to go
Pig Monument, Pyramids and Gogol Puddle: Poltava Region You Must See
Domestic tourism is an interesting business and has not been fully explored. Instead of visiting places of rest, you can choose something that will impress no less than the Egyptian pyramids. And distract from the hustle and bustle of the city will not hurt. This time we go on a trip to Poltava region.
Poltava region is usually associated with famous writers: Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Kotlyarevsky and other no less important people. However, this region can impress not only with places where artists have lived or visited, but also delight with beautiful natural recreation areas. Especially now that distancing yourself from everyone will not hurt.
Resorts of Myrhorod
If you get to the town of Myrhorod in Poltava region, then, most likely, you will take a walk all day. There are as many as seven resorts with park areas and embankments of the Khorol River.
For people who want to get better, the site offers a range of services. But for those who just want to reload, take a walk, breathe fresh air and enjoy nature, this place is one hundred percent suitable.
A one-day walk through the resort is a great idea for a family vacation.
Do not forget to stop by and look at the so-called "Gogol Puddle" - a small pond located in the heart of Myrhorod. It got its name from the story of Nikolai Gogol.
Family estate of the Cossack family of Ants-Apostles (Myrhorod district)
The ancestral estate of the Cossack family of Ants-Apostles
In the village of Khomutets in the Myrhorod region, there is a place where the Decembrists once secretly gathered. This is a palace built by Dmitry the Apostle. In addition to historical value, there is also beautiful nature. In Soviet times, the building housed a veterinary college, but now the building is in disrepair. Although the stucco with family coats of arms has been preserved. Trinity oak, planted by Muravyov-Apostol in honor of his sons, grows on the territory.
If you like an unusual holiday with adventures, to visit mysterious places that are not visited by tourists, then this case is for you. First, you will definitely have a bunch of Instagram photos. Secondly, you will feel, if not a gentleman or a young lady from the XVIII century, then at least a mysterious person of the Decembrist movement in Ukraine.
How to get there: It is best to drive your own car. Distance from Kharkiv to the village Chomutets - 254 km. Travel time - 2 hours. 54 min If you are going from Myrhorod, the travel time will take 26 minutes.
What to do: Walk around the estate. Please note that the building is abandoned, so be careful.
Kochubeyevsky oaks (Dykanka village)
Another former estate in Poltava region, which has not survived to this day. However, you have the opportunity to walk through the park and look at the Kochubeyev oaks - old trees that have survived from the oak that surrounded the house. It is unknown who planted them. The territory of the park is extremely beautiful, especially in the summer. Mykola Gogol loved these places very much and visited the Kochubey estate.
Unfortunately, the building has not survived, but the last four oaks, 600-800 years old, have survived. The diameter of the trunks is 1.5-1.8 m, the height is 20-22 m.
If you have already arrived in Dykanka, be sure to look at the Arc de Triomphe. This is one of the monuments of the ensemble of the Kochubey estate.