October 28, 2016

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5 amazing places that disappear during high tide

A tidal prone island is one which connects to the mainland at low tide at a time when it can be reached by foot. Normally man made paths are build up on to connect these islands for easy access. But sometimes these islands can become life hazardous if they get submerged by the sea. We have list down the top 5 amazing destinations which are not only mysterious in the way they disappear but beautiful though to experience. So if you ever visit these places check the schedule of the high tide first.

Road that gets mingle into the sea

If you ever visit to France then must go for the Passage du Gois road which connects the Gulf of Burnёf with the island of Noirmoutier. The road is unique in a way that it disappears under water about twice everyday for few hours.

So people can only use the road for some time in a day however in the sudden high tides sometimes people get stuck in midst of tides, but fortunately there are elevated rescue towers for the people to climb and wait for the help.

Shivling appears during low tide

The Shivling at Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple in Kavi Kamboi, Gujarat, India is so much in the sea that you can visit the place for worship only at the time of low tides. It is a 150-years-old shrine and based out at Gulf of Cambay. During high tide, the=is four feet Shivling gets completely submerged into the sea.

The island castle only accessible during low tides

Mont Saint Michel is a small tidal island famous for its mysterious castle which is only accessible during low tide. It is enclosed by the zigzag streets and elaborates architecture of the medieval town. Its claim to renown is that it never fell to the English during the whole 116 years of the Hundred Years War.

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Sea parting festival

At the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula every year lot of people gathers to celebrate J indo Sea-Parting Festival. The sea parting mechanism in which the Jindo Sea — the northern portion of the East China Sea opens or parts to reveal a 1.8-mile (2.9-kilometer) trail adjoining South Korea's Jindo Island to the close by island of Modo.

With tides that can vary deeply the sea can still sham dangers for visitors who avoid the causeway and dig around for seaweed and clams.

Rising tides makes the airport invisible

An airport which is based out at Barra Island off the western coast of Scotland has a three marked runways which disappears during the high tides. Therefore, for a regular functioning of airport the tides are taken into the account for the flight schedule.


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