Tunnel of Love
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Johan v
Antwerp, Belgium511 contributions
Jul 2021
10 years ago, nobody  knew about this village,  let alone this magical place. And then someone posted a picture on the Internet....
Now the mosquitoes feast on hundreds of tourists every day. (At least in summer) Do bring your mosquito repellant (or buy it on the spot). Once you are in the forest, you are going to need it. I came from Rivne and took a small bus (40 minutes and UAH 35 or a little more than one Euro) from the Rivne train station (bus station is 100 meters across the square to your left side if you leave the station) Just take the bus to Klevan.and get of 50 meters after the sign with the big hearts (on your right side). Or just ask for 'Tunnel Kochania" everybody knows it. Then walk about 15 minutes to the tunnel. You can't miss it, there are signs or use google.maps.
If you are not travelling alone, you might consider a taxi using for example the Bolt app. Most people go only 100 meters in the tunnel. Be brave and walk just a little further and you'll be alone. 
Great place for pictures, but do remember the mosquitos. 
Written July 20, 2021
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steve h
Nottingham, UK121 contributions
Apr 2019
I've been twice at different seasons just to get the differing looks. Always amazed. There is no need to do a tour. Take any bus from Lutsk and jump out by the highway. Walk as far down the tracks as you have time for and the group tours will thin out.
Written February 23, 2020
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Oslo, Norway6,981 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
This is a pretty random sight in the world that has popped up on various lists online of wonderful sights to visit. Great for photograph enthusiasts. It's 10 min from Rivne, and a little hard to find, but if you don't speak the language (like us when we travelled) bring a photo of the place and people will happily direct you. The train track tunnel is pretty long, so take your time as the light varies as you walk - but bring bug spray - the amounts of mosquitoes are overwhelming, but they leave you alone as soon wear the spray.
Written September 28, 2013
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Svitlana Z
Odessa, Ukraine1,426 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
I saw pictures but I never met anybody who was there personally. And it is in Ukraine, I am from Ukraine too. So I decided to do it. The Tunnel is located in the West of Ukraine, 7 km from Kleven. Kleven is about 30 km from Rivne and 50 km from Lutsk, and Lutsk and Rivne are almost 450 km from Kiev. There are day tours organised by Ukrainian tour operators from Kiev, by bus or by train. I went by car. It took about 5 hours from Kiev.
The road is good. There are lots of service/gas stations on the way with shops, cafes, toilette facilities.
This tunnel is in a forest. It is beautiful in any season. Nobody cuts those brunches with scissors. There is a private railway track through the forest to a wood-processing factory, a track of about 3 km. The train that delivers supply to the factory passes 3 times a day and simply breaks those brunches making it look like a tunnel. Not really romantic, right? Well, I had an impression that I got in a fairy-tale though. People, are romantic. So the Tunnel got Love in its name. There are bands of different colours on the trees along the whole tunnel. People started to go there for weddings, couples are the most among visitors. It is believed that if a couple, who walk hand in hand through the tunnel, make a wish, and if they are sincere in their love, that wish will come true.
This place has become popular with tourist only recently. There is no infrastructure there. Some local people sell souvenirs there and that's all. But the good side is that it is still possible to arrive there and have the whole tunnel for oneself. Although I was told that there are days when the whole tunnel length (3 km) is full of people.
It is beautiful and worth seeing!
Written September 5, 2015
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Beijing, China43 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
First of all, Please be informed that you need to search Tunelʹ Kokhannya instead of Tunnel of love on Google map, or just use coordinates 50.7504136, 26.0432839.

Secondly, bring mosquito repellent!! There are so many mosquitos. I suggest wearing sleeve shirt and wearing a cap. Even though we used repellent, my Ukrainian found a tick on her neck. She said ticks are common her through June to Aug. We visited the local hospital in Rivne, while the doctor told us in general the ticks in Klevan are not harmful. Don’t stay to long, 30-45mins is enough. Anyway, once you finished your trip, check all around your body, especially hair and ears.

Thirdly, I am sharing a few ways to get to and leave from this spot.
You can take a day trip from Kiev or Lviv (Most tour program starts from Kiev and it is not cheap, $150 per person or more)

Uber is not availble in Rivne. If you don't speak Russian or Ukrainian, you might meet problem when you take taxi.But it seems that the the taxi drivers at the railway station or bus station know English.

If you plan to visit the tunnel of love through public transportation, there are three ways.
1. Take train(No.804 Л,09:50 am-12:30 am) from Lviv to Rivne railway station, then take local bus at the square of the railway station directly to tunnel of love(40 mins).

2. Take shuttle from Lviv(6:45 am-10:15am) to Rivne shuttle station. In this case you got the Rivne 2-hours earlier than the railway approach. However, the bus leaving for Klevan from the shuttle station won’t take you directly to the tunnel of love, you need to transfer in the midway. Or you can get to the railway station to grab the direct bus. The Rivne shuttle station is 4km away from the railway staion, you can either take Bus No.64 or taxi.

3. Take train to Klevan railway station and walk toward tunnel of love. As you can see, the Klevan railway station is quite close to tunnel of love. However, I only find one train : Kyiv to Klevan(No.097 К09:23 pm-04:12 am), it seems that this is the most direct approach but I assume it is not fun to be there around 4 am.

If you are not planning to accommodate in Rivne,once you finish your trip, you can go back to Rivne and take shuttle to Lviv on the same day (The train for Lviv leaves around 01:15 pm, it is highly likely that you will miss it).Or you can take train to Kyiv (098 Л, 11:39 pm-06:00 am, every day)or Kharkiv/Poltava(128 Л. Leaves Rivne on 5:50 pm every other day).
Written September 21, 2018
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Armrest dominance
London, UK16,838 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We visited the 'Tunnel of Love' recently after spending the night in Lutsk. I left a review for Hotel Versailles as well, which makes a good base for visiting the tunnel. If you want to get there from Lutsk, it's a pretty simple journey.

Firstly, you need to take a bus from the bus station, which you can find by crossing the bridge over the train lines next to the train station. As you approach the train station along the long main road, the bridge is up the stairs to the left. On the opposite side, you'll walk down some stairs in a small shopping centre type building. As you exit the door at the bottom, immediately to your right is an ATM. It would be a good idea to withdraw some money here if you don't have any cash, as you won't pass any other ATMs on your journey.

Walk through the large market next to the ATM and cross the road to get to the bus station on the other side. You need to take a bus to Klevan leaving from stop 1,2 or 3 (near the kiosk that looks like a large British phone box). It is a good idea to ask the person at the reception of Hotel Versailles to write the name of Klevan and the Tunnel of Love in cyrillic so you can show the bus driver and they will know where you want to go. Our bus drive spoke some English and so immediately asked us if we want to go to the Love Tunnel, but I think they all know if you are a tourist, that's where you want to go.

If you can't find anyone to write it, Klevan looks like this - КЛЕВАНь - and Tunnel of Love looks like this - Тунель кохання.

The journey on the bus took about one hour, but seemed much quicker. Klevan is the only large town you will pass through on the way, so don't worry about getting lost. Having said that, it's not at all big. You will actually drive through a small part of the town on the main road and you'll see a sign for Klevan castle, in English. DON'T GET OFF HERE.

Stay on the bus and you'll leave the town and see a sign with the Klevan written in cyrillic (it looks like KnEBAHb) and crossed out (so you're leaving the town limits). A short distance further, you will see another sign for a town which looks like зоря and you will also see a sign for Klevan and the Tunnel of Love. I have added a photo of the sign above. Thankfully it's written in both Ukrainian and English, so you can't miss it.

The bus drive should stop about 50m further down the road at a bus stop, but best to signal to him anyway to ensure he stops for you. Once you get off the bus, walk back to the road the sign was indicating you need to go down and just continue straight. It's a leisurely 20-minute walk. The first thing you'll pass is a Soviet sign for Klevan, on your right, and then some industrial buildings on the left.

After five minutes or so you'll come to a bus stop and shelter on your left. There is a small shop in the building to the left, but you don't have to buy food here. We continued and from this point on you are walking in to the town of Klevan proper, and you'll notice the houses and cross streets. There are many apple trees lining the road and we picked a couple of fresh apples and ate those. Delicious!

Another five minutes along the road and you cannot miss the big heart sign and arrow directing you to the right to find the Tunnel of Love. I've added a photo above just in case you're not sure.

Follow this road and you'll pass another small shop on the left if you want to get some food.

Then you will come to a fork in the road where there's a large factory in front of you and a big sign saying Masiv. Take the right bearing to the road around the factory. This will bend all the way around the factory to the left. Keep walking, don't give up, because soon you will see the railway lines.

Cross over those and continue along the road through the trees and you'll find an area with a few signs, some newly built cabins (which will soon be full of souvenir stalls) and the Tunnel of Love to your right.

When we visited there were two stalls selling magnets and other souvenirs. There's also a shop where you can get some snacks and they were just finishing off a new cafe/restaurant, where you can get a proper meal if you want. There's also toilets out the back of the cafe, which you must pay 7 UAH if you want to use. They're free for customers.

Sadly, when we visited, the weather was poor and so our experience wasn't as nice as we hoped. We took some photos as walked about 1km of the tunnel before turning back because it was too wet. Although it did mean we were the only ones there when we arrived at about midday. When we were walking back, another family had arrived. We stopped to eat something in the new cafe and use the toilet and when we left at around 2pm, a big coach of tourists turned up (probably from Kiev). So I'd strongly recommend you try to arrive as early in the day as you can. You can access the tunnel at any time through the day and there's no charge.

The tunnel is very beautiful and immediately amazing when you see it. As you walk along though, you'll soon realise it's probably not what you think it is. Some of the photos are quite misleading. It's not thick with leaves at all. There's actually lots of space between the trees, it's just when you take a long shot photo down the tunnel it makes it look much thicker than it is. Also on a sunny day it would be quite green, but you can also just use a longer exposure to make it look very green. It can be quite dark at some points, particularly at the start, so bring a tripod for really good photos if you have one.

There's no ATMs anywhere, so make sure you have enough cash for food, souvenirs, toilets and the buses.

On the return, we had to wait for a bus as the first one that passed was full and didn't stop. They seem to pass every 15 minutes. Make sure you know the cyrillic name for Луцьк , as not every bus that passes is going there. Also you have to wave the bus down, they won't stop automatically.

Our buses cost us 35 UAH on the way out and 40 UAH on the way back, because of the bus size.
Written September 24, 2018
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Isabella D
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Oct 2014 • Couples
Me and my boyfriend came home with Ten ticks in our hair disgusting. We went to the hospital quick but nothing bad. Wear a hat, hoody, or don't go.
Written September 24, 2015
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Vilnius, Lithuania650 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
while it is true it looks exactly as on the photos you see in internet, I don't regret taking all the effort I did to go there. very beautiful place.

some practical info if you are taking a public transport. I was travelling from Kiev and I took "marshrutka" that goest to Lutsk via Klevan. Don't do the same mistake. because this marshrutka doesn't enter the town of Klevan, stop is some 4km from tunnel. I think going to Rivne and taking the local bus would have been more clever, there is a local bus that passes through the town of Klevan.

in the tunnel you will feel loved... by mosquitoes :) so bring some good insect repellent and if you forget it, at the entrance you can buy it from souvenir stand. mosquitoes are smart, they don't start to bite until you walk some 200m, so don't be fooled :) I have never in my life seen that many mosquitoes.

when I arrived, there were two big tourist buses, so many people, but it was enough to walk 2km or so and no one was around (except the mosquitoes, of course).
Written June 5, 2018
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Kайл із Колорадо
Denver, CO492 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
It seems like everyone has seen photos of the Tunnel of Love on Instagram or Pinterest. They don't really capture the charm of the real thing though. The physical tunnel itself is a really cool visual but the small things around the tunnel really make the visit.

I loved the vendors outside the entry point on the railroad tracks. They were funny and friendly as I walked in and the conversation and laughs you have with them make their souvenirs seem well worth it.

I'm not sure if he's their every day but I happened to visit when an accordion-playing Cossack man and his dog (who howled in accompaniment!) welcomed visitors to the tunnel. Their show was the best part of my visit. He capped off his performance by striking martial arts poses on the train tracks and wishing me well in Ukrainian, Polish, and French!

This is a great, low-key way to spend an hour or two in the Rivne area. Well worth the trip!
Written September 26, 2016
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Croatia191 contributions
May 2014 • Business
Lovely place to visit if you are a nature lover in Rivne area. We took a taxi to get to Tunnel of Love since it's not so easy to find it. Be sure to bring mosquito reppellent with you because million(s) of mosquitos are waiting for you!
Written October 28, 2014
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