-- OliverPerez - 02 Mar 2018

Have you ever thought of a sad event opening up opportunities for a place? In most cases, any disaster triggers a sense of hopelessness. It signifies the end of something. Well, the 1986 nuclear disaster that happened in Chernobyl may have destroyed it, but not entirely. It might seem rather absurd but this nuclear disaster gave this Ukrainian city exposure and popularity in the global scene. The fact that many people from all walks of life flock Chernobyl every year emphasizes it as a popular tourist destination. In this article, we share a number of reasons why Chernobyl tours are interesting.

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An opportunity to explore Chernobyl exclusion zone- a wildlife park and sanctuary

The nuclear disaster did not succeed in entirely wiping out everything in Chernobyl. As much as there is hardly any human life in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, all is not lost. In fact, there is hope of life which is symbolized by existence of wildlife. Although the animals are radioactive, they are largely doing well.

Chernobyl exclusion zone allows tourists to bond with wildlife and nature at large. It is estimated
that Chernobyl exclusion zone is about 2600 square km. Currently, the entire exclusion zone is quickly becoming wild. This is an indicator that is becoming habitat for wildlife.
You will spot wild species such as wild dogs, cats and foxes.

Experience the reality of the abandoned Pripyat town

Imagine of aplace where human life does not exist. Well, when you visit Chernobyl, you will not imagine but encounter the reality of lack of human existence. Known as the
ghost town, Pripyat is presently a deserted town. Human existence ceased in this town eons ago after the sad events of 1986.

A visit to Chernobyl therefore presents an opportunity to learn the history of Pripyat city. Once seen as the shining light of Chernobyl area, Pripyat is now a ghost city. Initially, Pripyat acted as the main city in Chenrobyl specifically meant to be a home for the reactor’s workers as well as their families. Generally, life was good for the residents of Pripyat town. The town also had an amusement park which unfortunately never saw the light of day.

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An opportunity to learn about re-settlers in the Chernobyl area

Would you consider living in a place that experienced a nuclear disaster? Sounds crazy.
As crazy as it might sound, as you walk around Chernobyl villages, you will notice few renovated structures. An inscription on each structure represents the owners of the property. The renovated structures belong to about 500 re-settlers who defied all odds and decided to overcome the devastating
effectsb of the nuclear disaster. These re-settlers are the only people permitted to live near the exclusion zone permanently.

Final thoughts

A visit to Chernobyl is certainly an amazing experience. There is so much to see and learn about this mysterious city. If you are interested in the history of the place and its highlights, you can find out more about it here. The exclusion zone offers a wide of array of activities to do. So if you have never been to this part of the world, it’s time you consider visiting. It will be an adventurous tour that will enlighten you more about Chernobyl and nuclear energy.
Topic revision: r1 - 02 Mar 2018, OliverPerez
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