Through this website, Chernobyl history buffs can now visit the city and nuclear plant safely.
Many fans of the HBO series that told the story of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster now want to travel to the site to see the place with their own eyes. However, there is still that pesky little radiation concern, so many people who would like to go think it’s impossible.
But it’s not. Here’s how you can go without worrying about the radiation.
It’s been more than 3 decades since the nuclear disaster, and history buffs who know about Chernobyl want to see for themselves how the site has changed over the years. And now you can go thanks to chernobylwel.com, a company that offers tours of the abandoned city.
In the tour, visitors can learn about the history and secrets of Pripyat. Visitors on this tour also have the chance to explore Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant.
One of the tour packages includes meeting and talking to residents who survived the explosion and experienced the evacuation. This is a unique opportunity to meet real people who were there when the tragedy happened.
One of the things that surprises tourists the most is seeing firsthand how nature grew and found a way to thrive in the empty city. Since the city was evacuated quickly after the explosion, and residents were never allowed to return due to the radiation, the city lies completely untouched since 1986, and nature has been allowed to bloom in this time.
And you really don’t have to worry about the radiation as a Chernobyl tourist. These tours avoid areas where the radiation is still at dangerous levels. During your tour, you will receive about 5 to 7 micro sieverts of gamma radiation, the same amount as when you get an X-Ray for a test.
In order to participate, you have to be 18 or older, and remember that personal cars are not allowed on the site. So, now you know: if you’re one of those people who like to travel to places that are a little out of the box, you should definitely consider putting Chernobyl at the top of your list.