Khotyn Fortress, Khotyn

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The Khotyn Fortress is a fortification complex located on the right bank of the Dniester River in Khotyn, Chernivtsi Oblast of western Ukraine. It is situated on a territory of the historical northern Bessarabia region which was split in 1940 between Ukraine and Moldova. The fortress is also located in a close proximity to another famous defensive structure, the Old Kam'yanets Castle of Kamianets-Podilskyi.Construction on the current Khotyn fortress was started in 1325, while major improvements were made in the 1380s and in the 1460s.The fortress is a large tourist attraction for the area and Ukraine. In 2007, the fortress was named one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. It is also a National Ukrainian Architectural Preserve as of 2000.HistoryAs a Rus' strongholdThe Khotyn Fortress's beginning goes back to the Khotyn Fort, which was built in the 10th century by Prince Vladimir Sviatoslavich as one of the border fortifications of southwestern Kievan Rus', after he added the land of present-day Bukovina into his control. The fort, which eventually was rebuilt into a fortress, was located on important transportation routes, which connected Scandinavia and Kiev with the Ponyzia (lowlands), Podillia, Genoese and Greek colonies on the Black Sea, through Moldavia and Wallachia, on the famous "trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks".
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  • If you were in Kamenets-Podolsky it would be a good idea for one day trip to visit Khotin Fortress. This is great shape small castle is only in 30 km from Kamenets-Podolsky .You can find a beautiful v...  more »
  • The closer match to the fortress, so it becomes velichestvennej. Many tourists who are in Chernovtsy or Kamenets-Podolsk, think-arrive at Khotyn, or not? Yes! And sure, go around the fortress, up on the Hill on the back side and kajfanite from the cruelties of beauty. Feel like an Ant to this building. Good luck and enjoy your trip.
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  • We stopped on the way at Kamenets and impression got brighter. Fortress hidden behind trees, therefore, only when you pass through them, see River and panorama of the fortress it is a thrilling spectacle. Snow has made road and landscape was like in this Knight's novel: strict and harsh, the fortress is a reserve, so it is in good condition. It is interesting to visit children and adults. Good to listen to.
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  • A gorgeous place. The fortress has never been conquered.
  • Very beautiful historical place. Must see if you are in this region.
  • Wonderful historical place
  • Well restored fortress in Hotyn. Very nice place to visit and spend few hours. You will not be disappointed.
  • Love the view. Be prepared for walking.
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