7 incredibly stunning wonders of the world almost invisible during high tide
Our beautiful amazing world is fascinating in every sense. There are several wonders of the world standing tall and majestic for everyone to see but even more intriguing are some beautiful places that play hide and seek with us because of natural phenomena. Around the world exists a few locations that are covered with water at high tide but come low tide and they are revealed in their entire splendor. Here are seven of the world’s most incredible wonders covered by high tide.
1 Manjuyod Sand Bar Philippines
Considered the Maldives of the Phillipines, Manjuyod is a beautiful resort and popular tourist’s destination. But the most preferred place which isn’t for the fainthearted is the great white pristine sandbar that emerges as a dry stretch of beach only at low tide.
Manjuyod covered in water
This is what it looks like when covered by the sea at high tide. Tourists can even avail of cottages lining the area.
2 Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple, India
This temple in India is 150 years old. Located right on the periphery of the sea in Gujarat, India, it is thronged by devotees and tourists alike but that’s only possible at low tide.
Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple at high tide
At high tide, there are no chances of entering the temple
3 Mont Saint Michel, France
Mont St Michel is located on an island in Normandy France just at the mouth of the Cousenon River. The most famous attraction there is the gravity defying ancient monastery dating back to the 8th century.
Mont St Michel at high tide
All roads leading to the area are submerged completely during high tide. Although a new bridge to the island was built by the French government at an elevated level, it is also submerged during unusual high tide.
4 St. Michael’s Mount, England
St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall England is a tidal island and the home of an ancient Monastery dating back between the 8th and 11th century. Most of the medieval structures were built during the 14th century. It is also interesting to note that artifacts discovered in the area prove that the earliest inhabitants of St Michaels Mount was Neolithic man who lived there during 4000-2500BCE. The entire area makes a spectacular panoramic tapestry of natural beauty which can be visited at low tide.
St Michael’s Mount at high tide
At high tide it is submerged but you can still walk across if you dare.
5 The Horsemen on the Thames, England
Sculptures of the horsemen of the apocalypse were placed on the banks of the Thames to create awareness about the effects of climate change.
The Thames Horsemen at high tide
The four horsemen created by conservationist and sculptor Jason DeCaires Taylor can be seen twice a day. At high tide they are completely submerged.
6 Passage du Gois, France
Perhaps one of the world’s most dangerous roads and wonders covered by high tide, the Passage du Gois is a natural flooded passage leading to the island of Noirmoutier in France from Beauvoir Sur Mer. It is completely submerged by high tide twice a day.
The roads is so notorious for periodic flooding that clocks are placed alongside the passageway reminding motorists how much time is left before it is flooded. The area can also feature waves up to 4 meters high. The image below is kind of eerie for those afraid of water.
7 Angel Road, Japan
One of the most beautiful wonders covered by high tide, the Angel road is located in the Kagawa prefecture and leads to Shodo Island or shodoshima a popular haunt for locals and tourists alike.
Angel road covered by the sea
The Japanese have an interesting tradition that couples holding hands and walking along this are assured of happiness forever. But I suppose that’s only possible in low tide.