The recreation center "Emerald"

The recreation center "Emerald" in the Chernobyl exclusion zone

     The recreation center "Emerald" is located on the banks of the cooling pond of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, behind the village of Lelev and the Checkpoint of the ten-kilometer Exclusion Zone.

     Being in the Chernobyl zone on an excursion with the company CHERNOBYL ADVENTURE, you cannot ignore the recreation center "Emerald", which is located between the city of Chernobyl and the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

     The territory of "Iumrudny" is located in a beautiful pine grove.

     Before the accident, both families of military personnel from the garrison of the secret town of Chernobyl-2, who lived nearby, and the personnel of the nuclear power plant were resting here.

     On the territory of the base, there are about a hundred wooden summer houses, which almost all are painted under the scripts of different cartoons or fairy-tale characters. For example, “Lion cub and turtle” from the popular children's song “I am in the sun”, “Wolf and the Hare” from the animated film “Wait a minute,” “Cat Leopold”, “Fairy Dwarfs”, etc.

     It had a library, a dance hall, a summer movie theater, and a shop for guests.

     After the Chernobyl accident, the Emerald was not abandoned immediately. During the liquidation work at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the recreation center was used for the needs of the liquidators. Even now you can still find respirators and other things in the area.


Excursions and tours to the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

     You can visit the surroundings of the Emerald as part of multi-day and private excursions. To do this, go to the tour calendar and select the most suitable format for a group or individually (private) tour.

     Until today, the base has been hit hard by marauders. But still there is something to see, it has its own special atmosphere. It is known that in the game "Stalker", "Emerald" served as the prototype of one of the locations. Here, on the territory of the base, a rusty slide was preserved along with a swing on the playground. Near the houses still hold wooden tables and benches. In the administration’s house you can find cards in which all the services of the recreation center, which were filled by vacationers, are marked.

     For your comfort, you can familiarize yourself with the options for one-day and multi-day tours of the Chernobyl zone and choose the appropriate format for a group or individually (private) tour. Follow the instructions of the attendant, be careful and careful when walking. Thank you for choosing CHERNONYL ADVENTURE for your trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat.

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