Travelling to exotic, remote and peaceful places is always on everyone’s bucket list. Reading and learning about a new place creates an urge to explore and to personally witness that wonder of nature. But, what if the places you have planned to witness this holiday season disappears? We are talking about the places which disappear during high tide.
You must have seen the sun setting and rising up the next day, but what if we tell you that there are places which disappear and then appear back! Yes. There are actually places like that.
Here is a list of stunning places which disappear during high tide .
7 Gorgeous Places Which Disappear During High Tide
1) Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple, India
At first we have the 150 year old shrine, also fondly known as ‘SHIVLING TEMPLE’ is situated in Kavi Kamboi, Gujarat, India. This temple is situated near Gulf of Combay, a place which disappears during high tide.
As the day descends, the four feet shivling gets submerged in sea water due to the gravitational pull of the moon. But, the next day it again becomes visible to the visitors as the tide lowers and then rituals can be performed.
2) Island Castle, France – The High Tide Place
The well built castle stands tall in Mont Saint Michel, France. The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it; God, Abbey and Monastery on the top,then halls below that and then finally shops and houses for the fishermen and farmers. The people of France hold pride in the 100 hectare castle as it never fell to the English during the 116 year war.
A part of UNESCO list of World Heritage Site and being a heavenly attraction, this place is only get-at-able during low tide.
3) A Road Which Disappears Twice A Day
Passage du Gois is a road in France, connecting the Gulf of Burnёf with an island of Noirmoutier. This road in France is not just a mystical road but it’s a dangerous one too!
The 2.58 mile long road disappears under 13 ft of water, twice a day, when the high tide rises. Special panels have been set on the sides of the road indicating the travelers that the road is safe to use when the water level is fine. But, this indication happens only twice a day for a few hours.
Sometimes a rare situation occurs when the water level rises and people get caught in the tidal activity. But, elevated towers have been made for such a dangerous event, so, people can climb until being rescued.
4) Desert Or Ocean?
The Manjuyod white sandbar is a beautiful place to visit in Negros Oriental (Philippines). But, whilst planning a visit to this extraordinary destination, make sure you decide what do you love more: Desert or Ocean?
As, during low tide, when all the water in the sea is guarded in, one can see gorgeous sandbar scattered in abundance. On the other hand, during high tide when the outpour engulfs the sandbar; one can witness sheer clear water. It is surely one of the most beautiful amongst the places which disappear during high tide.
5) When The Angel Road Is Submerged Under The Heaven!
A road known as ‘Angel’s Road’ in Shodoshima, Kagawa, Japan is one mystical place. It is a 500 meter long pathway with the sea on both of its side, making it all the more romantic. But, thats not it! This pathway believes to shower eternal happiness on the couples who walk this road while holding hands.
If you and your better half wishes to visit the place, make sure that you do so in low tide or else the road will be under the sea, with the heaven watching over!
6) A High Tide Airport
Have a flight in Barra? Make sure you’ve taken tidal timings into account.
‘Barra Eoligarry Airport’ is an airport situated on a beach of Barra Island, Scotland. This is the only airport in the world that uses a beach as a runway. The beach is marked with permanent wooden poles at the end. During high tide, the runways rest under the sea.
7) They Neigh Under The Sea!
The gorgeous white marble horse sculptures created by Jason deCaires Taylor, stand high in the Thames river, by the Vauxhall Brige. In order to make people realize the relevance of fossil fuel the horse sculptures were made with the head of an oil pump – Horsehead pumps.
When the Thames river’s water level rises due high tide, you might barely know they’re there. But these can be seen once the water level lowers twice a day with the tide.
So, these were the amazing places which disappear during a high tide. These places hold a mystic beauty of their own.
So, before exploring these places make sure you do it according to the ‘the sea way’. Tides!