Zaporizhia is a major city in southern Ukraine. It is also the state seat of the Zaporizhzhya Oblast and was also called Alexandrovsk in history. Zaporizhia was partly occupied by Russian forces after a unilateral attack from Russia in 2022 and is still in a state of war. It is home to the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.
- Sightseeing Spot 1 : Khortitsa National Nature Reserve
- Sightseeing Spot 2 : Faeton Retro Cars Museum
- Sightseeing Spot 3 : The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich
- Sightseeing Spot 4 : Zaporizhzhya City Children Botanic Gardens
- Sightseeing Spot 5 : Dnieper Hydroelectric Station
Zaporizhia is located in the southern part of Ukraine.
Zaporizhia is said to have been inhabited by Scythians around the 7th century BC. After that, there was an era of great migration of peoples in Europe, and although there was a time when the Goths occupied the country, it was again ruled by nomadic tribes. In modern times, the Russian Empire advanced, built a fortress on this land, and the city of Alexandrovsk was born. Ukraine became independent after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, but Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, and Zaporizhia was invaded by the Russian army.
Zaporizhia has a continental climate with warm summers and very cold winters. Temperatures range from -5°C to 25°C throughout the year.
Ukrainian is spoken in Ukraine. Other languages such as Russian, Tatar and Hungarian are also used.
Zaporizhia is a disputed territory between Russia and Ukraine as of 2022, with heavy fighting continuing. Security is very bad, so be careful.
Zaporizhia is home to Europe’s most famous nuclear power plant, which is one of the largest in Europe. Furthermore, the industry is also developing, and the ironworks are very famous.
Ukrainians make up 80% of the population in Ukraine. Other inhabitants include Russians, Tatars and Moldovans.
Ukrainians tend to follow Christianity, but many are atheists.
Hryvnia is used in Ukraine.
Sightseeing Spot 1 : Khortitsa National Nature Reserve
It is a large national nature reserve in Zaporizhzhya. There are many cultural and historical heritage sites within the reserve and many attractions. Wild animals also live there.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : Faeton Retro Cars Museum
A museum with many old cars. It is a must-see tourist spot for those who love cars. There are many cars with very interesting shapes.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich
A cultural facility where you can learn about the history, life and weapons of the Cossacks. Shows are also held here, embodying the life of the Cossacks, and you can get a good sense of what life was like back then.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Zaporizhzhya City Children Botanic Gardens
Botanical garden in Zaporizhia. It is possible to visit, but it may be difficult to bring children with strollers. I have a lot of meetings, so I have a hard time walking. It is a botanical garden that is very suitable for walking.
Sightseeing Spot 5 : Dnieper Hydroelectric Station
The hydroelectric dam was built in 1932. It survived partial destruction during World War II and is still in operation today. It is one of the representative institutions of Zaporizhzhya.
Zaporizhia has a wide range of accommodation options. Zaporizhia International Airport is the closest. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.