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Zolota Vorota or the Golden Gate, one of the most unique architectural sites in Kiev, was reopened in 2007 after a long reconstruction.  The name of gate in Kiev reminds of the entrance of the Constantinople, the idea being of Yaroslav Mudry. He wanted his contry be as powerful as Byzantine Empire. Ruins of ancient Kiev main gates were originally built during the rise of Kiev, and are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Designed meticulously by historians and architects, the new building that buried ancient walls is considered to be an exact copy of the original gate. From the platform,  the view of Kiev and  the surrounding area are stunning enough to justify the entry fee. It was also called the sky gate and it was believed that the sun and the Gate saved Kiev from troubles, darkness and death.







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The Golden Gate - Great Tower
The Golden Gate - Great Tower