Panorama from the Armenian Bastion in Kamyanets-Podilsky, Ukraine. The Bastion is located at the eastern end of the Turkish bridge, which leads to the castle.
The city is located around an area where the Smotrych River has formed a sharp loop, acting like a natural moat. Previously the capital of the historic region of Podolia, Kamyanets-Podilsky (Кам’янець-Подільський) is located around a strategic transport crossroad, and has been subject to numerous attacks over its history.
During its history, Kamyanets-Podilsky has been ruled by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Ottomon Empire, and the Russian Empire. Historically there were four main ethnic groups that lived in the city - Poles, Ukranians, Armenians, and Jews. Each group has left their mark on the city, with a variety of architectural attractions for visitors to see.