10 A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

Many people don’t know the difference between Chernobyl and Pripyat. Chernobyl had been there before the nuclear power plant was built. But the city is now located in the exclusion zone that is very popular among tourists.

The city was first mentioned in 1193 when it was ruled by Poland. The word ‘chernobyl’ is translated from Ukrainian as ‘wormwood’.

Those who want to enter the zone need to get a pass for that.

A new museum which is not working yet.

The monument is called ‘A Trumpeting Angel’

The alley consists of indicators taken from every village in the exclusion zone.

The place does look very beautiful, it has a lot of snow and sun.

The villages the indicators of which are presented here are all under snow now.

By the way, the level of radiation in Chernobyl is 20mkr/ hour, while 30 mkr/hour is considered as norm.


Before the tragic accident the city was inhabited by 12.5 thousand people. Now only employees of the enterprises located in the exclusion zone stay here.

Solidarity memorial.


Memorial to a bull tamer. By the way, local people paint the bull’s genital organs red on the eve of Easter.

They say people put letters to their dead relatives into the mail boxes.

ChernobylInform is an organization that plans and organizes trips to the Chernobyl area.

The exclusion zone consists of three areas: a special zone around the power plant and zones that are located 10 km and 20 km away the special zone.

This is how radiation was spread all over the planet.

The map shows how Ukraine was contaminated with caesium-137. Some areas adjacent to Chernobyl suffered as well.

Monument to Liquidators Of Emergency At The Nuclear Power Plant.


The church was built in 1779.

The road leads to Chernobyl.

It takes 2 hours to go to Chernobyl from Kiev.

The abandoned forests are now inhabited by wild animals such as bears, deers, foxes, wolves, and many others.


“Wherever you want”

Location: Chernobyl

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10 responses to “A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl”

  1. Ivan says:

    Very nice pictures, the snow makes everything more beautiful 🙂 I’d love to go there !

  2. petrohof says:

    so you are saying the radiation there is less than normal? maybe that is reversed?

    • BC says:

      Chernbyl town, at least the inhabited parts, has fairly low levels of radiation. Pripyat is a different matter – although they tried to clean it up, there are many areas of very high radiation. We were taken to a school courtyard which was particularly bad. So was the fairground.

  3. todd says:

    looks cold very cold.

  4. PKN says:

    These pics show a whole lot of nothing, I expected to go into town, while instead we get to see a visitor centre and some artsy shots of a wire frame…

  5. I wonder how many people know that the pipes for all the water services in Chernobyl Village have been moved above ground. The entire place is little with a mass of spaghetti leading to a fro.

    When I visited, I was amazed to see the amount of people still active within the village, running the few shops and manning the checkpoints/fire stations.


  6. D says:

    anyone know what 20mkr/hr is converted to millisievert?

    • BC says:

      I measured 0.10 microsievert/hr in the Chernobyl Interinform offices. Chernobyl town itself is relatively “clean” – I bought one of the dosimeters they rent out to tourists and it usually measures about 0.16 uSv where I live…

  7. firebird_1979 says:

    Nice pictures. There’s a huge amount of pictures/information about the area here as well, from a lady that goes there just about every year (on a motorbike):


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