Tens of thousands of travelers come to see this natural masterpiece. The waterfall is beautiful at any time of the year. In the summer, during the hottest periods, the waterfall is a small stream that snakes in a cascade over several rocky ledges. In winter, it partially freezes, creating original ice figures. But it attracts tourists the most in spring, when the snow melts, and in autumn, during the period of heavy rains. It is at this time that the majestic giant thunders to all the surroundings, telling an ancient legend about love.
In ancient times, two families lived in the village of Pylypets. A beautiful daughter grew up in a rich family, who was the pride of her wealthy parents. The girl of noble origin and wonderful beauty attracted many gentlemen. But you can’t tell your heart: she fell in love with Ivanka, a young neighbor boy from a poor family. In order for no one to find out about their love, they began to meet secretly near Mount Velikiy Verkh. In a deserted place, only the Carpathians witnessed their meetings.
But everything secret sooner or later becomes obvious. Their love began to be talked about throughout the village, the gossip even reached the girl’s mother. Once, tracking where her daughter goes in the evening, she witnessed their date. With anger in her heart, she began to scold the young couple in every possible way. Suddenly, the sky thundered terribly, thunder rolled, lightning flashed and it started to rain. Rapid, huge streams of water instantly covered Ivanka and Marichka and carried them into the abyss. At first they were holding hands, but suddenly the waterfall forcibly separated them and threw them in opposite directions.
The girl’s mother, who witnessed the terrible tragedy, came to the waterfall every day since then and cried. Until on the night of Ivan Kupala, she heard her daughter’s voice whispering words of love to Ivanka. The stunned mother cried out in despair: “Do you hear people whispering? They are whispering to each other.” Since then, the waterfall has been called “Shypit”.
The waterfall has been popular since 1993. At that time, a festival of youth subcultures began to be held here. Every year in the summer, thousands of representatives of youth informal movements from all over the world come to it.
Entrance to the waterfall is paid: for adults – 15 UAH, for children (up to 16 years) – 10 UAH. The price of parking for cars is UAH 20, and for owners of minibuses – UAH 30. In addition, there are gazebos on the territory, the rental price of which is UAH 50 per hour. Those who want to have a picnic can buy firewood at the price of UAH 30-40 per bundle.