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Oleshkivski Sands

Oleshkivski Sands - is the second largest desert in Europe, which covers an area of about 1,600 square kilometers.
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Oleshkivski Sands

Oleshkivski Sands - is the second largest desert in Europe, which covers an area of about 1,600 square kilometers.

The origin of the Oleshkivski Sands significantly influenced the unique landscapes of the place. There is an interesting presumption that the desert was created in the result of the fact that the huge array of continental ice was moving through the ancient valley of the Dnipro river during the ice age. The glacier occasionally came from the north along the Dnipro riverbed and brought hundreds of kilometers of soil mass with it that remained after the ice thawed. This soil formed a natural dam that separated the lakes near the glacier from the lower part of the river bed. When glaciers melted, the water level in these lakes gradually climbed and the dam could not hold against the water pressure and broke down. The huge flow of water moving down from Dnipro to the Black Sea washed away everything on its way. Around the place where Nova Kakhovka is located, the current decreased and trillion tons of sand washed from the banks of the Dnipro, settled to the bottom and created a massive sand area.

Despite the fact that there has always been sand in the valleys of the Dnipro, the human activity strongly contributed to the spread of sands. Especially the active sheep farming conducted here in 18-19 centuries.

Cattle began to destroy the vegetation, thus increasing the size of sand dunes. As well as wind erosion, that has contributed highly to the expanding of the sand area.

Since the late 18th century actions were taken to control the spread of the sand area. Oleshkivski Forestry was created to support such actions. However, in the second half of the 19th century, after the land was given to farmers, forests were severely damaged by irrational use, which led to an increase in the sand dunes. To stop this process, active planting of pine forests, orchards and vineyards began. Therefore, it is correct to define Oleshkivski sands as a semi-desert. Desert is conventionally divided into seven arenas, each with different natural and climatic features.

Like all deserts, it consists of numerous bahrans, about 5 meters high (separate are up to 20 meters high), which move due to the wind. In summer the temperature of the sand reaches 75 ° C, the rains are rare, and sandstorms occur from time to time. Deep under the sand layer, fresh water can be found, but its use is strongly limited, as it is necessary for the desert growth containment. You can find a number of opportunities for active tourism at the Oleshkivski sands: hiking, biking, horseback riding, auto, motorcycle tours and trophy on the sand.

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Kherson region, Kherson region

46.596118 | 33.077642

(05534) 3-21-09

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Review 4

Bogdan Malančuk

19.08.2018
Саме те, що я шукав! Дуже класно!
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Сергей Петренко

17.07.2018
Повинен відвідати кожен хто називає себе Херсонцем
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Vlad Tsurkan

18.06.2018
Хочеш побачити марсіанський ландшафт? Тобі сюди. Surreal !!!
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Artem Tykhonov

16.05.2017
Непогано. Гарне місце щоб покатати на мотоциклах чи фетбайках.
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Attractions

Churches, monasteries, sights of pilgrimage

The monastery of Korsunka

Naberezhna st, 50, Korsunka, Novokakhovska OTG

Museums

Museum of the House of Vintage Cognacs "Tavria"

Dniprovskyi Ave., 299, Nova Kakhovka

Natural objects and reserves

"The central square of the city of Nova Kakhovka"

Nova Kakhovka

Museums

Bakhuta Literary Memorial Museum

Shevchenko st., 7, Nova Kakhovka

Museums

Picture gallery named after Gavdzinsky

Istorichna, st., 28, Nova Kakhovka

Other architectural attractions

The building of the Novokakhovka city council

Dniprovskyi Avenue, 23, Nova Kakhovka

Other architectural attractions

Ensemble of buildings in the central square of the city Nova Kakhovka

Central square on Dneprovsky Avenue, Nova Kakhovka

Museums

Museum of the History of Nova Kakhovka

Istorichna, st., 22-a, Nova Kakhovka

Natural objects and reserves

Park of Fame

Karl Marx Street, Nova Kakhovka

Other architectural attractions

Palace of Culture

Nova Kakhovka

Other architectural attractions

Stone embroideries of Nova Kakhovka

ave. Dniprovsky, 30, Nova Kakhovka

Other architectural attractions

Two-storey gazebo

Dniprovsky Avenue, Nova Kakhovka

Natural objects and reserves

Nova Kakhovka city park area

ave. Dniprovsky, Nova Kakhovka

Natural objects and reserves

Thousand Sources Territory

Centers of ethno tourism

Summer theater

Dniprovsky Avenue, Nova Kakhovka

Natural objects and reserves

Park of Culture and Recreation. S.M. Faldzinski

9, Dniprovskyi Avenue, 5, Nova Kakhovka

Centers of ethno tourism

Energy Stadium

Dniprovsky Avenue, Nova Kakhovka

Museums

Museum of the history of the village of Kozatsky

Shevchenko st., Kozatske, Novokakhovska OTG

Forts, castles, palaces

Palace of Prince Trubetskoy

Shevchenko st., Kozatske, Novokakhovska OTG

Natural objects and reserves

Steppe waterfalls of Tavria

Kozatske, Novokakhovska OTG

Where to stay?

Villas

Fishing and sports base of green tourism "Rybatsky Khutorok".

Naberezhna st., 74A, Dnipryani, Novokakhovska OTG

Hotels

Yacht Club Maxmarine - Ukraine

ave. Dniprovsky, 44-a, Nova Kakhovka

Villas

Water recreation complex "Zaplava"

Myru st, 2z/2, Nova Kakhovka

Hotels

Water sports base "Katrin"

Prospect Dneprovsky, 46a, Nova Kakhovka

Hotels

Entertainment centre "PREMIER"

Prospect Dneprovsky, 42, Nova Kakhovka

Hotels

Hotel "Revlan"

Str. French, 6, Nova Kakhovka

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