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7 Remarkable Sites Around the World That Disappear During High Tide

Certain people have their own preferences when it comes to choosing the best vacation spot. While others might want to be at the city, some of us loves the sea and nature.

As people are excited to start travelling again as the Covid-19 situation is getting better throughout the universe, there is a lot to look into.

Here is some idea for you if you are looking to explore new and remarkable sites especially the one that only 'emerge' at certain times.

1) Mont Saint-Michel (France)

Despite its resemblance to Hogwarts, Mont Saint-Michel is an Abbey — a structure inhabited by monks and nuns. This Gothic Abbey is one of France's most popular tourist destinations, attracting thousands of visitors every day.

Because it is located off the coast of Normandy, you must cross a specially designed bridge on foot or by bus.

In order to replace the former causeway, a bridge was built. This allows water to flow freely, preventing sediment buildup on either side.

At high tide, the bridge disappears and the Mount is no longer accessible. However, this is the only time you’ll get to witness Mont Saint-Michel as an island!

2) Horse Head Rock (Australia)

This magnificent rock formation is thought to be 500 million years old, making it one of New South Wales' oldest rocks. This natural wonder, found along the Sapphire Coast, is set against a stunning backdrop of the South Pacific Ocean.

You'll need to climb over some rocks while walking along Camel Rock Beach to get a close-up view. It is, however, only accessible at low tide.

The sandy beach disappears as the tide rises. You can instead go to the viewing platform to see the Horse Head Rock in all its glory. If you're feeling daring, you can take the coastal path even at high tide — just watch your step because the rocks are extra slippery!

3) Jindo Sea (Korea)

In contrast to the castle path, which appears twice daily, the Jindo Sea only appears two to three times a year. Every time, a narrow strip of land appears — this is when the annual Jindo Sea Parting Festival takes place.

This occurs only once a year, usually between March and April. Thousands of locals and tourists will walk from Jindo Island to nearby Modo Island during this time. Locals will be digging for abalone along the way!

4) Passage du Gois (France)

The Passage du Gois is a one-of-a-kind road that uses digital signboards (located on both ends) to indicate when it is safe to cross.

Many people use this 4.2km-long causeway to connect mainland France's Beauvoir-sur-Mer with Noirmoutier Island. On the French island, there are numerous activities to choose from. Visitors can, for example, relax on the beach, visit a museum within a castle, or participate in sports.

5) Itsukushima Shrine (Japan)

Itsukushima Shrine, also known as the "floating" Torii Gate, is one of Japan's most famous shrines, located in West Japan.

Since it was built in the 12th century, this Shinto Shrine has been a holy site. Worshippers still come to Itsukushima Island to pray.

You won't be able to walk up to the gate if you visit during high tide. You can instead ride a boat through it to get a better look!

6) Koh Nang Yuan Island (Thailand)

You'll be greeted by a beautiful white-coral sandbar that serves as a beach on Koh Nang Yuan. Aside from frolicking on the beach, there are other activities to participate in, such as hiking and kayaking. Low tide is also an excellent time to go snorkelling. The shallow waters allow you to see the abundant marine life beneath you.

The stronger currents make it less suitable for snorkelling at high tide. However, you can still participate in other activities such as a zipline ride or a scenic hike.

7)Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple (India)

The temple becomes inaccessible during high tide, giving rise to the term "disappearing temple." Aside from devotees, many people come to see this spectacle every day.

According to legend, Lord Kartikeya (a Hindu God) built the Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple on the site where Tarakasur was executed. Tarakasur, despite being a demon, was admired for his devotion to Lord Shiva.

As a result, this 150-year-old Shiva temple in Gujarat, India, was built in Tarakasur's honour.



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