Dniester Canyon National Nature Park

Ternopil region

Abiut park

The Dniester, Strypa and Dzhuryn Rivers stretch out among the high rocks with bizarre shapes, caves, shelters and waterfalls. There is quietness between them. Only the sounds of birds which live in the rocks can be heard all around. The sounds of flight, birdsongs and cries.

 

The canyon rocks are a unique natural landmark. There are few such places in the whole world so large territories of rocky slopes are regarded as reserve area. These steep slopes of the Dniester River valley, the travertine rocks, are young geological formations of various amazing shapes. In many places, they are covered with moss and seaweed. Dripping waterfalls run down from many such rocks. Powerful water sources emerge from the canyon slopes flowing in streams and cascades into the Dniester River.

 

In the park territory, there are more than 100 large and small caves; Optymistychna Cave is one of the world’s longest caves (over 240 kilometres). In the caves, there are multicolour crystals of various shapes. Some caves were once used for living. Nowadays, bats inhabit the caves.

 

Spring comes there 2-3 weeks earlier, so everything breaks into blossom faster. This is due to the fact that canyon walls retain solar heat and protect from the wind.

Site

Enjoy

What to do

Biketour
Biketour
Trekking
Trekking
Rafting
Rafting
Horse riding
Horse riding
Caves
Caves
Paragliding
Paragliding
Fishing
Fishing
Birdwatching
Birdwatching
Photosafari (Meet the wild animals)
Photosafari (Meet the wild animals)
Geotour
Geotour
Etnotravel
Etnotravel
Archeotour (Archeologocal tour)
Archeotour (Archeologocal tour)
Cultural tour
Cultural tour
Events
Events
Swimming
Swimming
Campsites
Campsites
Eco-trails
Eco-trails
info

117, 3 sq. km.

Area


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The park stretches out for 250 km

along the Dniester River bank and its tributaries

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over 100

caves

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240 km

length of Optymistychna Cave – one of the world’s longest caves

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4

water routes

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200 km

the longest water route "Riding the waves of Tiras”

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292

species of animals

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1000

species of insects

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52

species of fish

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754

species of plants

Warning!

Hard-to-reach steep slopes of the Dniester are the reserve area. It is dangerous and prohibited to go there.

International statuses

How to get here

Потягом

the nearest railway station – Zalishchyky, “Kyiv-Rakhiv” train.

By bus:

the nearest bus station – Zalishchyky town.

By car:

Lviv – Ternopil – Zalishchyky – 250 km,

Chernivtsi – Zalishchyky – 50 km,

Ternopil – Zalishchyky – 120 km,

Kyiv – Ternopil – Zalishchyky – 510 km.

By plane:

the nearest airport is located in Lviv city

Contacts


48601 Ternopil region, Zalishchyky town, 5Б S. Bandery Str.
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