On April 26th, 1986, the world came to know about a small town in Ukraine.
Chernobyl is no longer known as a town but as the location of the largest nuclear power plant accident in history. Late night testing-gone-wrong decimated the area, causing significant long-term health effects for residents and costing billions to ‘remedy’.
Visiting the site that released 400 times the radiation of Hiroshima bomb may seem like an odd vacation choice but for the past five or so years, adventurous tourists have been able to do exactly that.
A visit to the Chernobyl exclusion zone is to literally take a step back in time to 1986. Toys are left strewn on the floor, as are handwritten notes and Soviet newspaper articles. This is a glimpse into not only a bygone era but one behind a once-iron curtain.
We will be following up with information regarding our visit but before we do, we wanted to share a few photographs to give you an idea as to what awaits those who visit this incredible site.
Without doubt, a visit to this site is not for everyone. The history there and the opportunity to explore an abandoned area whilst gaining such an insight into the past was too hard for us to resist though.
Does a visit to Chernobyl interest you?
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We were taken into the Chernobyl exclusion zone by Go2Chernobyl – tours leave from Kiev daily.