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'''Kamyanets-Podilsky''' (Pусский: КАМЕНЕЦ-ПОДОЛЬСКИЙ, Ukrainian: Кам’янець-Подільський) is a city in [[Western Ukraine]].
  
 
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The ancient fortress (Stare Fortetsya) is the one and only attraction of this town.
 
The ancient fortress (Stare Fortetsya) is the one and only attraction of this town.
  
==Do==
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==Stay==
  
==Buy==
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Hotel Texas - near the bus station ~ 150 UAH per night for a room
  
==Eat==
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Skovorode - not close to tourist attractions ~ 70 UAH per night for a dorm bed
  
==Drink==
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Stone Flower - near the fortress ~ 160 UAH for a room
  
==Sleep==
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TIU KP - centrally located ~ 90 UAH for a dorm bed
  
==Contact==
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Karmaliuk - Close to the bus station and not far from the train station - dorms 110 UAH per night
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Reports from trusted sources state that a room off peak at a "babushka's" apartment will cost only around 30 UAH
  
==Get out==
 
  
  

Revision as of 09:35, 6 February 2010

Kamyanets-Podilsky (Pусский: КАМЕНЕЦ-ПОДОЛЬСКИЙ, Ukrainian: Кам’янець-Подільський) is a city in Western Ukraine.

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Understand

This is one of the earliest towns in Ukraine, first mentioned around 1060 as a Slavic town controlled by Lithuanians, but evidence suggests that the Dacians and later the Trypillians had lived there in prehistorical times. The town is a natural crossroad for trans-Carpathian and trans-Ukrainian trade, which attracted Germans, Armenians, Lithuanians, Jews, Ukrainians/Russians and Romanians to live here until World War II. Now, the town is almost exclusively Ukrainian/Russian.

A large fortress was built here to watch over the River Smotrych and some evidence suggests that a fortress has existed on this natural outcropping of rock since 2 millennia ago.

Get in

Buses from Chernivtsi, Lviv or Kyiv take 1.5, 5 and 6 hours, respectively.

There is train service to Kiev via Khmelnitsky taking 6 hours, but arriving/leaving at awkward times. A better option is the night train, which takes 12 hours.

See

The ancient fortress (Stare Fortetsya) is the one and only attraction of this town.

Stay

Hotel Texas - near the bus station ~ 150 UAH per night for a room

Skovorode - not close to tourist attractions ~ 70 UAH per night for a dorm bed

Stone Flower - near the fortress ~ 160 UAH for a room

TIU KP - centrally located ~ 90 UAH for a dorm bed

Karmaliuk - Close to the bus station and not far from the train station - dorms 110 UAH per night

Reports from trusted sources state that a room off peak at a "babushka's" apartment will cost only around 30 UAH




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