AMAZING PLACES THAT COMPLETELY VANISHED UNDERWATER
There are sports all over the world that are affected by the tides of the sea. From roads, to temples, there are some sites to see when the sea parts.
Today we are discussing amazing places that disappear under water!
1. THE SHIVLING, INDIA
This Shivling is a part of the Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple and is located in Kavi Kamboi, Gujarat, India. The only problem with this worshiping spot is that it is completely submerged during high tide. The 150-year old temple is so close to the sea, that its shivling can only be used during low tide. Because of this, the ideal time to see or worship at the shivling is during early morning hours when the tide is at its lowest.
2. SEA PARTING FESTIVAL, SOUTH KOREA
Once a year, half a million people flock to Jindo Island, South Korea to watch the waves part and kick off the Sea Parting festival. The festival is a celebration of the Jindo and East China Seas that surround the Island mysteriously parting to reveal a pathway that accesses a smaller island named “MODO”. During the 4-day festival, visitors can enjoy walking along the sea road and gathering abalone, along with various other activities. Though the festival is only once a year, the Jindo sea parts 3-4 times a year between march and june.
3. RISHIND TIDE HORSES, LONDON, U.K.
If you are walking along the banks of the Thames River in London and you happen to spot some 4 riders on Horseback, you aren’t just seeing things. The “RISING TIDE HORSES” are in fact sculptures that are visible during the river’s low tide. The sculptures were commissioned to highlight the impact the Thames River has had in shaping the history of London. The sculpture also tries to show the effect of climate change caused by fossil fuels. It features two corrupt business men from the fossil fuel industry, and two children that will have to deal with the repercussions, all riding atop the horses that slowly disappear as the river rises.
4. MONT ST. MICHEL, FRANCE
This magical spot has been the inspiration for Disney Princess Castles, and can only be accessed on foot during low tide. The fairytale like town, Mont St, Michel in Normandy, France is truly amazing. The community is surrounded by the highest tides in Europe and was established in year 966. Though it is visited by thousands of tourists each year, there are only 54 local residents that call Mont St. Michel Home. It is also just across the channel from another spot on this list with a similar name, St, Michael’s Mount.
5. WHITE ISLAND, PHILIPPINES
During low tide the white island, in Camiguin Philippines appears out of nowhere to offer beautiful views of Mt. Hibok-Hibok. The island of pristine white sand is surrounded by the Turquoise Sea, and is constantly being reshaped by the tide. For those wanting to visit the island, it is advised that tourist bring a parasol or some sort of protection from the sun. The island is more like a sand bar, and there are no trees, shade, or shelter.