Near the village of Shayan, there are many different tourist locations to suit every taste.
First of all, you should take a tour of the local historical and cultural monuments. There are no historical monuments in Shayan itself. However, the village’s surroundings provide an opportunity to see and visit many architectural masterpieces of antiquity. The first place to visit is the district centre, the village of Khust. Here you will find the shrouded ruins of the local castle and local churches filled with spiritual energy.
It is also worth taking a short tour of the monuments of wooden church architecture. We are talking about unique examples of Maramorosh Gothic, represented by wooden churches in the villages of Danylovo, Kraynikovo, Sokyrnytsia and Oleksandrivka.
If you are interested in thermal waters, very close to Shayan, at a distance of just over 12 kilometres, there are wonderful swimming pools in the village of Velyatyno. This is the Tepli Vody recreation complex. The local bromine-chloride-sodium thermal water has a high iodine content. Its mineralisation is 33 times higher than sea water. All this gives it unique healing properties. Other locations with thermal waters that are located further away (up to 50 kilometres) from Shayan are the following sanatoriums “Borzhava” in the village of Dovhe and “Teplytsya” in the city of Vynogradiv. Their waters are not inferior to Velyatyn’s in terms of their healing properties.
The Tysa River, located next to the village of Shayan, is a great place for various types of recreation. It is a great place for fishing fans and kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts alike. In summer, you can swim here. But you should follow all safety rules and rationally calculate your strength. A mountain river with a fast flow is a very treacherous body of water for swimming.
The surrounding forests and mountains create excellent conditions for hiking. The local scenery is simply incredible. The forests are extremely rich in berries and mushrooms.
If you come to Shayan in spring, you should definitely make excursions to the Valley of Daffodils near the town of Khust. Thousands of tourists visit this unique habitat of the magical flower every year.
Other interesting options for excursions from Shayan include a visit to a deer farm in the village of Iza, contact zoo “Highland Ranch” in the village of Lypcha, a snail farm in the village of Zolotarevo and a buffalo farm “Paradise” in the village of Horinchevo. Children especially like such excursions.
Khust region provides a great opportunity to taste local eco-products. Local cheese dairies are particularly popular. The most famous of them are the Selyshche Cheese Factory in the village of Nyzhnye Selyshche and the Baranovo Farm Cheese Factory in the village of Iza. You will remember the taste of local cheeses for the rest of your life. And excursions to cheese dairies will enrich your knowledge of the magical process of creating local eco-cheese.
At the end of any trip, there is a strong desire to buy souvenirs. In this regard, wicker products created by local craftsmen in the village of Iza are a very good option. This village is the real capital of wickerwork in Ukraine. Here, a huge variety of products are woven from wicker: from baskets to furniture.