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TYPES OF ATTRACTIONS
All tourist destinations contain attractions. Thus, London is a tourist destination, but the Tower of London is a tourist attraction.
A tourist attraction is a place of interest where tourists visit, typically for its cultural value, historical significance, natural or built beauty, or amusement opportunities. Many tourist attractions are also landmarks.
Attractions can be natural or built, historical or purpose-built.
Natural attractions include forests, national parks, waterfalls, canyons and so on. Many foreign visitors are interested in seeing the natural scenic attractions, for example, like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks in the US.
Built attractions like the Taj Mahal or the Pyramids are historical attractions. They are part of cultural heritage of the mankind. They are very different from purpose-built attractions like theme parks, because their original function was not tourism but nowadays Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, in Florida, remains on top in the theme-park world.
While some tourist attractions provide visitors a memorable experience for a reasonable admission charge or even for free, others can have a tendency to be of low quality and to overprice their goods and services (such as admission, food, and souvenirs) in order to profit from tourists excessively. Such places are commonly known as tourist traps.
cultural value культурная ценность
historical significance историческая значимость
natural естественный, природный
amusement развлечение, времяпровождение
cultural heritage культурное наследие
theme parks парк отдыха с аттракционами
to provide обеспечивать
admission charge плата за вход
to overprice завышать цену
to profit from получать прибыльот
tourist traps ловушка для туристов
FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN UKRAINE (variant 1)
Enjoy your holiday in the unexplored beauty of Ukraine. The magnetic Ukraine is all set to mesmerize you with charms of the famous places to visit in Ukraine. The beauty of Ukraine can fill every moment of your holiday with great delight. This largest country of Europe can be your most desired place with the splendid beauty of magnificent mountains, rich heritage, exotic culture, wonderful architectural elegance and bustling city life. Amongst the famous places to visit in Ukraine are the cities of Lviv, Odessa, Sevastopol, Chernigov, Yalta and above all the gorgeous Kiev.
Kiev is the most interesting visiting place in Ukraine. This magnificent city can boast of having a number of historic landmarks. While visiting Kiev don't miss St. Sophia Cathedral, the oldest standing church of the city, built in 11th century. This wonderful church is decorated with some of the country's finest mosaics and frescoes.
The city of Lviv will present before you the traditional riches of architecture from Gothic to the current age. This capital city of western Ukraine possesses the wealth of numerous architectural monuments in Ukraine. The ‘must visit’ spots are Old Town, 19th Century Town Hall and a large number of 16th to 18th Century building of architectural elegance.
The magnificent landscape of Carpathian Mountains adds a new essence to Ukraine travel. Amongst a number of popular resorts in Carpathian Mountain, the most famous is Yaremche. Experience the adventurous hiking to the alpine meadows full of fleshy berries and the lovely Huk Waterfall. Besides this the architectural sightseeing of Yaremche is also fascinating. Land on the picturesque town of Kosiv, nestledin the land of high mountains of Hutsulshchyna the Kosiv is a wonderful place to spendyour time in peace and tranquility.The fortress of Hotyn is the best attraction of this region. The fortress contains the memories of the historic legends.
Kamyanets-Podilsky is 11th century old town, which is situated on a rock island. The amazingly beautiful nine-towered stone castle impresses the travelers and as most of the castles are open for the visitors, you can get a great view of the town and the countryside from the castles.
The best time to explore Ukraine is during spring. While spending your vacation in Ukraine enjoy the delicious and variety of cuisines in the huge range of restaurants of Ukraine. Have the delicacies of local Ukrainian food to Chinese or even Swedish cuisine. Experience the beautiful Ukraine and make your days most unforgettable.
to mesmerize очаровывать, завораживать
to boast гордиться
historic landmarks памятники старины
to experience испытать, узнать по опыту
alpine meadows высокогорные луга
nestled удобно устроившийся
tranquility спокойствие, умиротворенность
to impress производить впечатление
TOURIST INFORMATION ABOUT UKRAINE (variant 2)
Ukraine attracts more than 15 million tourists every year (17.6 million in 2005), primarily from Eastern Europe, but also from Western Europe and the USA. It has long been a tourist destination for many people dating back to the middle of the 19th century.
Ukraine is a destination on the crossroads between central and Eastern Europe, between north and south. It borders Russia and it is not far from Turkey. It has mountain ranges - the Carpathian Mountains suitable for skiing, hiking, fishing and hunting. The coastline on the Black Sea is a popular summer destination for vacationers. Ukraine has vineyards where they produce native wines, ruins of ancient castles, historical parks, Orthodox and Catholic churches as well as a few mosques and synagogues.
Kiev, the country's capital city has many unique structures such as Saint Sophia Cathedral and broad boulevards. There are other cities well-known to tourists such as the harbour town Odessa and the old city of Lviv in the west. Lviv Oblast has 6 resorts, 2 national parks, it's a region of historical and architectural landmarks.
The Crimea, a little "continent" of its own, is a popular vacation destination for tourists for swimming or sunbathing on the Black Sea with its warm climate, rugged mountains, plateaus and ancient ruins. Cities there include: Sevastopol and Yalta - location of the peace conference at the end of World War II. Visitors can also take cruise tours by ship on the Dnieper River from Kyiv to the Black Sea coastline. Ukrainian cuisine has a long history and offers a wide variety of original dishes.
Since 2005 citizens of the USA, European Union, Canada, Switzerland, Russia, other former CIS countries no longer require a visa to visit Ukraine for tourism purposes.
primarily в первую очередь
to date back to вести свое начало от
on the crossroads на пересечении
to border граничить
mountain ranges горные цепи
suitable for подходящий для
harbour town портовый город
to require требовать