What do animals, nature, and outdoor strolls have in common? They are all things adored by Ukrainian women! This is why Askania-Nova is a perfect date idea for you and your favorite Kherson girl. As one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Ukraine, this nature reserve is home to a zoological park, a botanical garden, and an open territory of steppes.
The site celebrated it's 125th anniversary this past spring and thousands of locals and tourists continue to admire it's beauty and honor it's history year after year.
Many Ukrainian ladies love animals so they'll certainly enjoy the variety of species that live at the zoo. In addition to local species, guests can gaze upon ostriches, bison, antelopes, llamas, zebras and over 60 different species of birds. Colorful peacocks are known to wander about the park. The reserve is also known for housing the largest group of Przewalski's Horses, a rare and endangered subspecies of wild horse.
Sending a Russian woman flowers is sure to delight her, so imagine her amazement when you stroll around a whole garden full of them! Over 200 species of plants were brought from different parts of the world and planted in the garden from 1885 to 1902. You don't have to go far to experience the beauty as dozens of bright tulips fill the entrance way of the park.
The third feature of the reserve is the steppe, which happens to be the oldest and largest in all of Europe. There is so much natural wonder to behold as over 500 species of plants and over 3,000 types of animals inhabit the steppe. It was this location that famous Ukrainian author Nikolai Gogol wrote about in his novel Taras Bulba.
Whether you walk the wilderness alone with your favorite Ukrainian bride or you choose to experience a more educational tour with a guide, a trip to Askania-Nova should be no less than amazing!