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.

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

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

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

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

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A new museum which is not working yet.

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

The monument is called ‘A Trumpeting Angel’

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

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

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

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

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

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

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

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

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

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.

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

Solidarity memorial.

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

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

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

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

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

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

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

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.

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

This is how radiation was spread all over the planet.

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

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

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

Monument to Liquidators Of Emergency At The Nuclear Power Plant.

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

The church was built in 1779.

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

The road leads to Chernobyl.

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

It takes 2 hours to go to Chernobyl from Kiev.

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

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

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl

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Location: Chernobyl

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10 thoughts on “A Journey To The Exclusion Zone Of Chernobyl”

    • 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.

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

    http://www.thetimechamber.co.uk/Sites/Chernobyl/index.php

    • 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…

  3. 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):

    http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/index.html

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