In the Romanian village of Serednie Vodyane (formerly known as Serednie Apsha, population almost six thousand) in the Rakhiv district of Zakarpattia region, two historically valuable wooden churches have been preserved. Both shrines are dedicated to St Nicholas the Wonderworker: Lower and Upper.
The Lower Church of St Nicholas is located one kilometre away from the Upper Church. It is younger than its neighbour, built in the seventeenth century. The harsh-looking church has a high roof and stands out for its unusual entrance: on the southern facade of this ancient building. The roof of the lower church is also covered with shingles. Ancient paintings were recently discovered in the church during repairs.