June 16, 2024
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Elephant-shaped Rock on Pidan Islet

Date: 01/02/2023 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

The rock stands on a tideland field between Maan Islet and Pidan Islet in North Phyongan Province.

The elephant-shaped granite rock resembles a tiny rocky islet. It is 40 metres long, 8 metres wide on the upper part and 15 metres high. The “proboscis of the elephant” is 9 metres round, and its “neck” is 8.5 metres high.

The distance between the “proboscis” kissing the ground and the forefeet is 4.9 metres and that from the forefeet to the tail is 38 metres.

The rock is submerged under water or exposed above water at high or low tide. When it is submerged, it seems like an elephant swimming in the water, and when the tideland emerges from the sea, it seems as if it is caught in marsh.

The rock was designated as a natural monument as it is of great significance in the academic study on the weathering of granite and the natural change since the water of the West Sea of Korea rose to the present level, and as it adds beauty to the coastal scenery.

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