Yes, some of them were made from tears of the Highlanders to protect the loved ones from the death- the lakes, waterfalls, and rivers were the only way to stop bad people, blocking the way to entire villages. Other ones represent a symbol of grief for a people whom death still managed to take away. As for “Waterfall Maiden Tears”, you can guess the reason for the name of it. Come and listen to his songs and you may find a secret? Waterfall located on the river called Shonka in the fabulous location. Around is a beech forest that is gradually crawling on the Carpathian steep cliffs, also moss stones, it looks like something holding from the fall into the abyss very tight woven roots of trees, how is that sound? Not a big difference of natural harmony!
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Waterfall Maiden Tears, Yaremche
“Waterfall Maiden Tears” is an only 1.5meters single-cascade waterfall. Near the waterfall are nice places for rest and a picnic, there is a big wooden gazebo, so you can hide from the rain and enjoy your sandwich, don't forget to make it at home! Or just have a little rest from a long walk on the comfy benches.
Visiting a waterfall has cost nothing, but you can be charged for staying in the wooden buildings, it’s just a small fee. You even can get a little swim in the hot day right by the waterfall, also if you would like to feel like in the Jacuzzi, don’t! This is a bad thought, you can get a big stone on your head instead, Zhonka is a mountain river, so be careful. Mountain rivers are very strong and fast, they break stones also can carry fragments downstream. You may see it as a little stream, but after spring drain Zhonka can be very rough and can show you a harsh character.
HOW TO GET:
The way from Yaremche to “Waterfall Maiden Tears” is not a bad road, starts with the asphalted road, then concrete and then “classic Carpathian”narrow country road. There is a souvenir market nearby as well, where you can get some stuff for your friends and family. Do not reach market near the railway bridge across the Prut turn on Hrushevsky street through the railway. Keep this direction to Open-air cage farm and make a stop, you can meet part of Carpathian fauna -eagles, wild boards, noble deers. There is a marked blue path from this farm to the waterfall ( look for the same color on the trees and rocks). This path of the road you can overcome not only walking yourself you can use horses and bike. Enjoy!