The site for the 1986 nuclear disaster is a rather dark place, both historical and to visit. It is possible to get as close as 200 metres from the melted reactor as well as visiting the ghost town of Pripyat. A city that used to house the plant's workers and their families, a total of 50,000 inhabitants. Between the ghost town's structures are a school, an amusement park, high rising apartment blocks and an indoor swimming pool.
Chernobyl and Pripyat can not be visited independently, but plenty of companies arrange day trips from Kyiv to the site. It is not cheap, but it is a must-see site for anyone with an interest in dark tourism or Soviet history.