Oct 09 2010

POTD: Kiev Monastery of the Caves

by in Eastern Europe & the Caucasus, Photo of the Day, Ukraine

The Kiev Monastery of the Caves is one of the most famous sights in Kiev, primarily due to its complex system of underground tunnels. Upon entering the tunnels, you are surrounded by worshipers prostrating themselves before icons, lighting candles, and kissing glass coffins that contain the remains of monks. Yeah, it’s pretty weird.

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