Pochayiv Orthodox Monastery

One of the most beautiful and largest Orthodox Christian shrines in the world, Pochayiv Monastery (Pochayivska Lavra) is the most eastern outpost of the Russian Orthodox Church. It’s also the country’s second largest Orthodox complex after the Pecherska Lavra of Kyiv. The monastery was founded here by monks fleeing from Kyiv when the Mongols sacked the city in 1240. Now, the place is open for tourists, and a small tour bureau with English-speaking guides is ready to provide tours for a small fee. Visitors are required to comply with attire rules.