Transcarpathia attracts tourists in an original way - by geocaching

7 March 2015 14:57  5093813 094797
Transcarpathia attracts tourists in an original way - by geocaching

Students of the Tourist Club of UzhNU created a geocaching route "The First World War in Transcarpathia," the Tourinform Transcarpathia reported.

Geocaching (from the Greek "γεο" - earth, and English "cache") is a tourist game using satellite navigation systems the aim of which is to find a cache made by other players.

 The basic idea is that some players make a cache, determine its geographical location using the GPS and post it online. Other players use these coordinates and their GPS-receivers to find the cache.

The largest international game platform is Geocaching.com. On the game site, there are over 1 million caches, in Transcarpathia, there are about one hundred caches created by the Ukrainian community and a few dozen created by Slovak, Hungarian, Polish, Czech and Romanian geocachers.

The years 2014-2018 mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War, so students from the Tourist Club of UzhNU (headed by PhD F.Shandor) created the geocaching route "The First World War in Transcarpathia."

The route goes through such settlements of our region, as Tyachiv, Yasinya, Khust, Zhdeniyevo, 3 locations in Uzhgorod, Mukachevo, Uzhok, Turya Remety, thus expanding tourism opportunities in our region for this category of tourists.

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