Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love

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Are you into adventure and fairytale-like get a ways with that special person in your life? If so, this is a must-go place for you! Seven-kilometres from the small Ukrainian village of Klevan, hidden deep in the forest, is an old railroad track, but this isn’t any ordinary track. Once used to take wood to a local factory, the track is now known for being a romantic place for couples to explore. Completely surrounded by green plants and trees, the hidden tracks have created a perfect pathway for lovers to privately enjoy the beauty of nature together, because of this the locals have named it the “Tunnel of Love.” The perfect time to visit this enchanted forest is during spring to summer, when the leaves are the fullest and greenest. Not only does this place look magical, but also according to local legend it is magical, with many legends told about it.  Here’s one example:

“There once lived a modest young man, who fell in love with a girl from the other side of the forest. In order to see his beloved every day, the young man got a job in the rail car to transport people from one part of the Klevan village to another. Then, after the launch of the train, he worked as a coal heaver. Every day taking a trip by this train back and forth through the woods, all the way he was telling everyone about his love. Only many years later, he had the courage to declare his feelings to his beloved. Locals were so happy that the couple finally was together that they began composing legends about love in the tunnel.”

The most popular legend that sticks today is that couples that walk this three-kilometre path together are granted a wish, provided that their love is true, of course. Whether you believe it or not it only adds to the mystery of this place. So, if you’re looking for somewhere different and whimsically to go with your significant other, this is the perfect place.  What will you wish for??