Places in Lviv & Western Ukraine
Volyn & Rivne Regions
Lutsk, capital of the Volyn region, is a good spot to base yourself during any adventures in the wild and woolly terrain of Ukraine's 'Lake District', 160km northwest of Lutsk. Lutsk itself is nice and removed from the beaten path. It has a Roman Catholic Church built in 1610 which also has an entrance to the city's labyrinth of underground tunnels.
Lutsk is a rare thing in Ukraine – a place that takes tourism seriously. It provides visitors with the genuine Ukrainian experience, but gives them a free map to help them have it. Competing with Lviv isn’t easy, but Lutsk is running a definite second, far ahead of any other comparable town in the region. Volyn's chief settlement has a split personality.
Tips and articles
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