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Kiev, the national capital, is located 85 miles (137 kilometers) east of Zhytomyr.
To really get an understanding of Kiev - Central Ukraine, hit the road and check out the cities, towns and villages within the vicinity of Zhytomyr.
For a window into local culture, head to Kiev - Central Ukraine's theaters and palaces.
Finding one of the city walking tours can be a good way to get an understanding of Kiev - Central Ukraine.
Traveling to a place involves so much more than simply taking in the sights, it's also about the poetry, song and story of a place. Your stay in Zhytomyr will become much more meaningful if you take the time to practice some everyday words, sayings and salutations in Ukrainian. "Chočeš zi mnoiu potanciuvaty?" means "Would you like to dance with me?" You'll find that knowing how to say "Zvidky vy?", which means "Where are you from?", can be very handy.
Be aware, if you plan to be in Kiev - Central Ukraine around the 24th of August, Independence Day is celebrated then and some places may have different opening hours to normal.
When it is time to leave Zhytomyr, put the lens cap back on your camera, spend your last of your hryvnias on last-minute souvenirs, and bid a fond Do pobačennja (farewell) to this spectactular spot.