Ganh Da Dia in Phu Yen-VietNam
Ganh Da disc is a special type of terrain with stones of all shapes such as round, polygonal stacked or erected in vertical columns. This is the result of lava eruptions from volcanoes millions of years ago. When touching the cold sea water, the lava flow freezes and cracks into many pieces, forming a cliff close to the sea.
Besides Ganh Da Dia in An Ninh Dong commune, Tuy An district, Phu Yen, there are many areas in the world possessing this special terrain.
The cliffs of Los Organos in the Canary Islands in Spain
About 40,000 cylindrical, polygonal basalt stones are stacked right next to the northeast coast of Ireland. The cliffs extend to the east and west and to the south of the Canary Islands. Whenever people mention Los Organos, people will immediately remember the stone “tower” with countless basalt pillars creating a surreal scene, especially when witnessing the waves crashing into the rapids.
Jusangjeolli Cliffs in Korea
Coming to Jeju Island, you should definitely not miss a visit to the cliffs of Jusangjeolli. This is one of the most famous places in Korea, with a black disc-shaped shelf formed from the lava of the Hallasan volcano when it erupted into the jungmun sea. It is known that this cliff is more than 100,000 years old. Until now, tourists from all over the world still flock here to enjoy the picturesque scenery, with its jade blue sea and towering basalt cliffs.
Cape Stolbchaty on Kunashir Island in the Kuril Islands in Russia
Created as a result of the eruption of the Tyatya volcano millions of years ago, Stolbchaty Cape still retains its pristine features with beautiful disc reefs. The unique feature of Stolbchaty is the inclined rapids structure, with an impressive stretch of disc rock, recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage.
Los Prismas Basalticos Canyon in Hidalgo, Mexico
The perfect combination of majestic waterfalls and nearly 30m high basalt disc cliffs has made Los Prismas Basalticos gorge an attractive destination in Mexico. Not only going down to the foot of the waterfall, visitors visiting this place can also experience the feeling of crossing the suspension bridge over the gorge. Promises to leave many unforgettable memories!
Takachiho Gorge in Japan
Unlike the rest of the rocky cliffs, Takachiho Gorge exudes simplicity with a calm river, especially in autumn. Surrounded by a cool jungle and covered with disc rocks is a layer of moss bearing the stamp of time. Coming here, visitors can participate in boating activities around the canyon to enjoy the scenery and capture many beautiful moments.
Svartifoss Waterfall in Vatnajokull National Park in Iceland
Surely, anyone who has ever been to Vatnajokull National Park cannot forget the stunningly beautiful Svartifoss waterfall, with countless stone pillars hanging in the sky. The tower floors follow each other and stop at the rocky rapids with a 20m high waterfall slope. Visitors will take about 45 minutes to walk in the park to admire the Svartifoss waterfall. Guaranteed you won’t be disappointed!
Breichat HaMeshushim tank in Israel
This is one of the rocky cliffs that in addition to watching, visitors can also swim freely. The people of Israel also call this a hexagonal swimming pool because of the appearance of disc rocks of all sizes, lined up along the waterfall flowing into the river.
Devils Postpile National Monument in the US
The art installation of the Creator has gifted this place with a basalt cliff with perfect cylinders. Whether looking at it from afar or up close, you can’t help but marvel at the magical beauty of the stone columns.
Fingal’s Cave in Scotland
If you see Fingal’s Cave for the first time, you won’t believe it is some kind of natural terrain. Because, the basalt pillars and rapids seem to be carefully arranged to create a dome like in ancient palaces. In the legend told by the locals, this place was once inhabited by a giant.
Giant’s Embankment in Ireland
Scotland’s association with Ireland is also recounted in legend, of the frequent encounters between two giants, one in Fingal’s cave and the other on Giant’s dike. The disc reef on this dyke bank is more gentle, and the rock edges are also heavily eroded, proving that it has been through many ages. This is also one of the beautiful disc rocks, recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage.