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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge construction of a very special radar aimed at tracking enemy intercontinental missiles. Amazing. This was a very secret place during the time of the Soviet Union. Unfortunately, in decay. Should definitely be on the list of UNESCOs places to preserve. Adjacent...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LarsRo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I booked a tour to Pripyat I wasn't really interested in visiting a radar site as I knew nothing about it. This is no ordinary radar site. It is buried deep in the forest and is enormous. Its incredible the Russians were able to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mark L
Reviewed 30 August 2019

Came here as part of a group tour. Had never heard of the radar stations but did know about the wood pecking noises. We were guided around by our registered guide - you cannot visit without being part of a proper group and entering the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 618boba
Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

Definitely worth the visit to see this amazing structure which was built to alert the Russians to any advance missle attack, unfortunately it wasn’t very accurate and usually gave false warnings. In fact if it wasn’t for one of the officers responsible for reporting alerts...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 22 August 2019

It's impressive what were people able to build just to intimidate the opponent during the Cold war, when today's miniaturised (and more effective) technologies didn't exist. I haven't heard of this radar before, or I didn't really pay attention to it, so I was stunned...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Metlina
Reviewed 14 August 2019

Massive man made radar structure you could witness. the shear height and magnitude of the structure will make you go wow... the steel truss, its connection and the cantilever potion supporting the radar is amazing and great feat of engineering. The beauty is that the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rshyams
Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

I found this site fascinating. It is absolutely massive, photos really don't do that justice and yet Soviets hid it. I think all the Chernobyl tours visit here so if you so 1 will see it.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cooker3000
Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

There is no other word for this monumental structure. Not just it's size, it's technological beauty and it's sheer elegance but also it's absolute testament to Soviet engineering. Thirty years with no maintenance and it is still as structurally sound as when it was first...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Blarys
Reviewed 14 June 2019 via mobile

Visited here as part of an organised tour. How this was kept a secret is beyond me. The radar is huge. Out tour spent about 30 minutes walking around the site, although the radar is impressive I found the abandoned army barracks/ shooting range far...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Gio7104
Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

Went here as part of an organised tour. A giant and complex structure. Great for taking photos. We went with Chernobyl tour who I would recommend.

Date of experience: June 2019
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