03 October 2012

#138 Kyiv, Ukraine | UA-367579

The Khotyn Fortress (UkrainianХотинська фортецяPolishtwierdza w Chocimiu,TurkishHotin KalesiRomanianCetatea Hotinului) is a fortification complex located on the right bank of the Dniester River in KhotynChernivtsi Oblast (province) 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 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 UkraineIt is also a National Ukrainian Architectural Preserve as of 2000.

Thank you very much, Maria (r-sol) !

Received on: October 2, 2012
Travel time: 11 days
Distance: 996 km (619 miles)

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