Salt Road of the Chumaks
A new tourist corridor is planned for the Kherson Region
A new tourist route called the “Salt Road of the Chumaks,” to include the unique, pink Lamureste Lake, will be offered in the Kherson region.
From the 17th to the mid-19th century, wagoners and traders called “chumaks” brought wagons full of wooden containers – believed to have been called “chum” filled with the salt from the Crimea and salted and dried fish from the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov, and the Don River.
Photo Wikipedia: Ivan Aivosovsky
The traveling chumaks,’ who spent their days traversing the gorgeous landscapes of Ukraine, have been immortalized in songs, stories, and paintings.
Photo The Sherbrook Times
With the planned Salt Road, visitors will get an opportunity to see some of the same landscapes they saw, landscapes whose beauty has been seemingly unaltered since the days when their wagons were still rolling.
“It unites 15 villages, 36 tourist locations, and 15 investment proposals,” Kherson Regional State Administration Andrei Gordeyev on Facebook.
The route will start in the Berislavsky district and run to the seas, Gordeyev said.
Planners hope to make the Salt Road a certified international tourist corridor and will utilize the help of experts from the United States and Germany.