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Two visits to the reactor, before and after the sarcophagus

I've had two visits to the reactor, before and after the sarcophagus was placed. Before was in October 2016, just a couple weeks before the sarcophagus was placed, and I could see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gina N
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Oslo, Norway
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San Francisco, California
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369 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's crazy to me that you're allowed to get so close to the reactor. I was there last summer, before the new sarcophagus was put into place. I've heard that it's not as cool now, but it sounds like it's going to be much safer for the surrounding area, which is good.

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had two visits to the reactor, before and after the sarcophagus was placed. Before was in October 2016, just a couple weeks before the sarcophagus was placed, and I could see the workers from Novarka working on the preparation, and the "original" reactor was still visible. The second time I visited was just recently in March 2017, with the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Use SoloEast on an organised tour - you would struggle on your own. 12 reactors were planned for the site which would have been awe inspiring. Reactor 4 is now of course covered with the new shelter.

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Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I've visited the Chernobyl Zone for a 3 days in November 2015. It's just a great place to go to - if you're a stalker, a history geek, a scientist or you just want to see something you have never actually seen before - book a trip to Chernobyl Zone. You will never forget it!

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Thank Piotr K
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Went with my brothers in Feb 2016. Overall a great experience, however I did vomit black stuff for about 6-8 weeks following the trip. Sergei says that this is normal and some changes are expected.

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Plant City, Florida
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Solo East two day Chernobyl trip was really an amazing experience. Having been to 152 countries, The uniqueness of this experience cannot be overstated.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

You can go for a tour from Kiev and enter the zone (30 & 10 km) its very nice but only if you are interested in what happened here in 1986. Also the fact of abandoned villages is strange but is gives you a view in Soviet life of 30 years ago. As a child of the cold war it... More 

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Thank Dies D
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Seeing the new cover for the reactor was really interesting, especially with a guide who could explain the work that was being done. Simply being so close to such a major historical site was really intense for me. Imagining the day of the accident and being able to see the short distance between the reactor and the fire station at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Amazing to see, something still very spooky about it. You really do need to see it before the new cover goes on, once that is on it will lose a lot of it's appeal. Although the cover is immense and impressive, it's nothing compared to the original. Highly recommended to anyone who is visiting the Ukraine, or like unusual trips.

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Thank Tommy H
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Just returned from a vacation in Ukraine and the most exciting visit of the trip was a one day tour of the nuclear accident site of Chernobyl ! It is here on April 26, 1986 that Reactor Number 4 blew up spewing out deadly radiation all over the place ! IF THERE HAD BEEN A SECOND EXPLOSION, ( AND THIS... More 

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