Ukraine has ranked high in six different international tourism ratings, thus a serious spike in arrivals is to be expected for 2013. The country as a whole, capital city Kiev, the Crimean Peninsula, Lviv, the notorious Chernobyl site as well as the Salt Tunnels of Solotvyno have been included in prestigious travel destination lists to be explored in 2013.
While the unfolding nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan grips the world’s attention, thousands of curious tourists are converging on the Ukraine to enjoy unofficial tours of its very own disaster site, Chernobyl. This has to be the most unusual, even eerie touristic attractions imaginable.
Local people and visitors to Chernobyl will now be able to revisit the site of the world’s worst nuclear environmental catastrophe. Beginning last month, tours of the infamous site began to enthrall visitors there.