The Carpathians are a historical region covering the Ukrainian part of this mountain system east of Central Europe. It borders Poland and Romania. Three Ukrainian sub-ethnic groups live here: Hutsuls, Boikos, and Lemkos. A kind of isolation in the mountains contributed to preserving their cultural identity. Here are the highest mountain ranges in Ukraine, many reserves, natural and landscape parks, popular tourist routes, and ski and spa resorts. In the Carpathians, many authentic crafts and practices have been preserved. Here, local people make cheese and bake bread following original recipes, and produce traditional clothes and musical instruments.
5 white domes are hiding in Bukovyna Carpathians. They were providing control over air border of the USSR. The remains of the station with code name "Pamir" are still crowning the top of Tomnatyk mountain on the border with Romania.
Vorokhta viaduct is a bridge built of massive stone blocks at the end of the 19th century. Take a look at its panorama from the bird's eye view.
The Carpathian narrow gauge train in Vyhoda is one of four operating lines in Ukraine. The train that transported timber from the mountains for more than 100 years got a name of “Carpathian tram” in 2003 and now transports tourists. Learn more from our story: http://ukrainer.net/karpatskyj-tramvaj