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On January, 22, 23, 29 and 30 in Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus («Kyivan Rus Park») an entertaining program «The World of horses» will take place. The guests will learn many interesting things about the horses of rare ancient breeds, will enjoy the horse performances, riding on a horseback and in carriages and will also get acquainted with the history and traditions of Kyivan Rus.
In the Principality the guests are awaited by a time travel a thousand years back in the times of Kyivan Rus. It is here (in the Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, vill. Kopachiv, «Kyivan Rus Park») , where on the basis of knowledge of modern science the capital of Kyivan Rus of the V-XIII centuries in a 1:1 scale is being reconstructed. The atmosphere of that glorious epoch is also being recreated.
The guests will plunge into the real life of Ancient Kyiv of the Хth century. The visitors will see the masterpieces of the medieval wooden architecture with their own eyes: the monumental defensive structure «Zaborola» (about 300 meters long), the Mickle`s Gate (21 meters high), the princely terems and tribunes, the estates of the Kyiv residents of the Х-ХIIth centuries. Here you can see the reconstructed wooden Basyl`s church of the Хth century. This unique church is functioning and all the willing ones can enter and not only see in which churches our ancestors prayed but to also put a candle there for the health of relatives and friends. You can learn more about the life of our ancestors by visiting museums and expositions of siege technique and shipbuilding. There is even the medieval torture-room.
Ancient Kyiv is rich in miracles! One of them – the unique «live» collection of horses of rare ancient breeds, gathered from the most distant corners of the world in the Princely stable. The representatives of some of these breeds can be seen nowhere else in Ukraine, as they were brought to our country in a single number.
On January, 22, 23, 29 and 30 a close acquaintance with these beautiful animals will be waiting for the guests. A lot of interesting facts about the specifics and origin of the breeds, about which famous historical figures owned the representatives of one or other breed will be told. The experienced horsebreeders will share with the visitors the secrets of horse care and training.
All the willing ones can approach the horses, palm them, take photos with them, ride on horseback or in a carriage. You can take carrots, beets with you and treat the horses with the permission of the stable administration.
The traditional for Ukraine ancient horse martial arts come to life in Ancient Kyiv: trick riding and horseback archery.
Everyone can master the ancient martial art of horseback archery by enrolling in the «Prince Volodymyr» school of horseback archery. It is very simple to become its student: you need to contact the organizers in Ancient Kyiv or call (050) 385-06-14 and (050) 385-20-35. Already from the first lesson, you will begin to comprehend the art of controlling a horse and accurate bow shooting. Join the fighting traditions of our ancestors!
Every guest of Ancient Kyiv will feel like a real resident of a medieval city. Here you can walk along the medieval streets and notice the signs in the Old Slavic language, visit the medieval shop and choose original handmade souvenirs for memory, in the Princely costume room – put on the costumes of the Kyivan Rus times and make a photo session in them, and by visiting the fortune teller – learn about the hidden and taste herbal drinks after ancient recipes. The fans of extreme sports will enjoy the «Zmiy Gorynych» high-speed slide and the «Politaylo» rope descent.
The princely cooks will treat the guests with hot drinks and tasty dishes from fire.
Those who want to continue their rest can stay for the night in comfortable rooms (by previous booking).
 The program may change.
Visiting Ancient Kyiv takes place in compliance with the requirements of the quarantine regime.
Ancient Kyiv is located in a 45-minutes` drive from modern Kyiv – Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, the vill. Kopachiv.
You can get by your own car or by public transport. The schedule of route taxis check on the «Obukhivtrans» website or on the «Kyivan Rus Park» website in the «Contacts» section.
The ticket price:
– a full adult ticket: on January, 22-23, 29-30 – 200 Uah. (a promotional price – instead of 250 Uah.);
– for pensioners and students – 150 Uah.;
– for schoolchildren – 100 Uah.;
– for preschool children – for free.
Details on the website
The Interfax subscribers can save money with the “openbusiness-20” promo code for a 20%-discount for a full price adult ticket to the Principality of Kyivan Rus:
– by previous order by tel.: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
– or at the cash desk at the entrance to the «Kyivan Rus Park».