One of the most interesting places in the Transcarpathian region is the Ostrich Farm. For guests of the city of Khust, visiting an ostrich farm located on the northern outskirts of the city can be one of the most impressive events.

The first ostrich farm in Khust was opened in Transcarpathia in 2002. Vasily Peretz, a local farmer, decided to take up this unusual for Ukraine initiative. First, six long-legged ostriches from Slovakia appeared on the farm. V. Peretz these animals breeds for sale, but the friendly owner is always happy to  welcome tourists and share interesting facts about ostriches, their life and habits. Not only can you contemplate these funny birds with the heads of chicks, but long and very powerful legs and rapacious beaks.. All guests of the farm will be allowed to feed the birds, who with no less curiosity look at tourists with their big black eyes. And you can even pet the smallest ones. Ostriches eat almost anything, and will be happy as a grass growing around, and bread, apples and other simple products.

 

 

In different periods the city was a part of different states, which affected its architecture, ethnic and ethnic composition, traditions and customs of the population. It blended Ukrainian, Hungarian, Polish, Austrian and other cultures, and made the city so different and unique. The city is decorated with two medieval castles Mukachevo or Palanok (XI century) and Chinadievo (XV century). But if the castles were necessary for waging wars, then for a secular life, feudal families tried to build a more peaceful, but at the same time grandiose palatial houses. Large territories, houses , luxury in the interior of the péalaces, originality and variety of architectural styles with the external equipment of houses – all this is inherent in the noble palaces of the families of Shenborn (Karpaty) and Rakoci (Mukachevo).

Nobody will tell you when they started to produce cheese in the Carpathians, but everyone knows exactly where the one and only mountain cheese factory is. It is located 1.5 hours drive from the city of Mukachevo (40 minutes from the “Carpathia”). In addition to tasting natural, eco-friendly and delicious cheeses, cheesemakers offer all their visitors to explore the unique experience of making cheese. Each participant of the excursion can learn the history, features, technology of cheese preparation, and most importantly – most to make this wonderful nutritious product.

Nankovo ​​St. Nicholas Monastery is definitely worth your attention primarily because of the Nankovo ​​icon of the Blessed Virgin, is one of the most revered in Transcarpathia. It was discovered in the village of Nankovo, Khust district, in the “Polyanka”, in 1690. According to the local legend, the owner of the field, where the icon appeared, did not want to give away the plot of land for the construction on this site of a monastery or chapel in honor of the Blessed Virgin. The icon was put on a cart, but  the horses stood did not move, as if they were detained by God’s power. The icon has therefore been kept as from that moment on in the valley of the Khustets river.

 

According to the chronicles Berehove is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine. The famous church writer Papai Pariz Ferenz claimed that before the settlement of the Hungarians, the Romans lived here.

However,  what attracts most of all tourists, is the thermal pool, which is located near the sports center “Transcarpathia”. The water temperature in the pool is 32 – 34 degrees. The water is naturally supplied from a source, the depth of which reaches more than 1600 m. Thermal water with the content of silicon, nitrogen, sodium chloride with high mineralization. Here you can spend time with pleasure and benefit for your health!

 

 

Synevyr is the largest of the mountain lakes of the Carpathians. It’s beauty in the human imagination causes a variety of images. Therefore, local residents gave the lake more than one name “Sea Eye”, “Pearl of the Carpathians”. If you look at it from a bird’s eye view, a wonderful view opens up – a deep blue water surface in the green of the forest, with a small island in the middle. The lake has a heart shape, and it is surrounded by century beeches and firs. The water in the lake is so clean that you can see the bottom. From a far the water seems bright blue. The air here is nowhere, fresh and light, filled with the scent of pine needles. It seems that the lake is just part of your imagination and you are in the middle of a wonderful dream.

“Valley of Narcissus” is a unique botanical object, in which the specimen of Narcissus angustifolius, the largest in Middle Europe, is protected. This Middle European high-mountainous species is widespread in the Alps, the Balkans and the Carpathians at altitudes of 1100-2060 m.

But what makes you hold your breath is not at all connected with the statistical data and the rarity of this flower, it’s something else … As if a sky full of stars on a green grass blanket opens before your eyes! The legend tells that it was in the mirror waters of the Khustets river that the Greek god Narcissus saw his image, fell in love with himself and died on the river bench from sadness.

 

One of the most interesting places in the Transcarpathian region is the Ostrich Farm. For guests of the city of Khust, visiting an ostrich farm located on the northern outskirts of the city can be one of the most impressive events.

The first ostrich farm in Khust was opened in Transcarpathia in 2002. Vasily Peretz, a local farmer, decided to take up this unusual for Ukraine initiative. First, six long-legged ostriches from Slovakia appeared on the farm. V. Peretz these animals breeds for sale, but the friendly owner is always happy to  welcome tourists and share interesting facts about ostriches, their life and habits. Not only can you contemplate these funny birds with the heads of chicks, but long and very powerful legs and rapacious beaks.. All guests of the farm will be allowed to feed the birds, who with no less curiosity look at tourists with their big black eyes. And you can even pet the smallest ones. Ostriches eat almost anything, and will be happy as a grass growing around, and bread, apples and other simple products.