Traveling to Ukraine and wondering about things to do in Kiev? Ukraine’s capital is ancient and modern. It’s a city equally loyal to ‘babushka’s and newly-rich oligarchs on fancy jeeps, to quiet idyllic parks and bustling highways, to top-notch supermarkets and farmers’ bazaars, and to any traveler who approaches it with an open mind and a heart for adventures.
Your first impression of Kyiv is bound to be one of surprise. This cradle of all that is Russian, this receptacle of 'New Ukrainian' wealth, this paradise of crooked politicians and gangsters is so ... beautiful. Especially if you arrive in the summer, Kyiv will entice you the moment you gaze upon its gold domes lighting up the leafy banks of the Dnipro.There are so many places to see and visit in Kyiv, that at times it is confusing for a visitor to choose the starting point. At the same time, some of Kyiv’s best landmarks and activities are not in the traditional guide-books, though are dearly loved by locals.