The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon

Large blocks of stone stacked on top of each other, lying on the hill next to the beach creating a strange sight on Cu Lao Xanh Island.

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The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon
Cu Lao Xanh or Van Phi Island is about 24 km from the coastal city of Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh). The natural rocks on the eastern side of the island lie awkwardly, challenging the gravity of the Earth.
The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon
The stone block is over a meter tall, next to the concrete road leading to the northern tip of the island. According to Mr. Le Van Luan, people living on the island, people saw the stones in this position from the time of birth and considered it a special point of Cu Lao Xanh.
The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon
The rock is located on a hill near the "steppe" area, which is the island's graveyard. There are many rocks in the world that are famous for their kind of gravity challenges, such as Kummakivi (Finland), Peyro Clabado (France), Krishna's Butterball (India) ...
The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon
The piece of cracked rock was almost complete but still not falling, located near the military zone of the island.
The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon
This area does not yet have an official name but is often called "forest rock" by locals and tourists.
The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon
Mr. Nguyen Vinh Nien, another resident, said that most of the rocks are located on hills from 10 to 20 m high, tourists are difficult to access. "If these stones are a little lower, they may be famous because of people check-in a lot," Nien said.
The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon
Belonging to the island commune of Nhon Chau, Cu Lao Xanh is about 400 hectares wide, famous for its wild beauty and colorful coral reefs near the shore. The most visited destination is the Cu Lao Xanh picnic area, due to the white sandy beaches, many corals, few boats of fishermen and available diving and dining services on the shore.
The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon
The most famous sights on the island are Cu Lao Xanh lighthouse, in the top 5 lighthouses over 100 years old in Vietnam, ranked by Vietnam Record Organization. The work was built by the French in 1890, located at an altitude of 119 m above sea level, particularly the lamp tower is 16.5 m high. This lighthouse image appeared in the Vietnam lighthouse stamp issued in 1992.
The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon
The whole view of the "forest stone" area is seen from Cu Lao Xanh lighthouse. Visitors to the lamp tower have to pay 10,000 VND per person. The area closes in the evening and reopens at around 5.30am. Visitors can come here to see the sunrise on the island.
The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon
Cu Lao Xanh Island currently has about 500 households, most of them work in near-shore fishing. In the picture is the largest fishing port on the island, where the boats of fishermen and tourist boats are concentrated.
The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon
A lunch for tourists often has dishes such as steamed moon snail, grilled scallops, sea snakefish ... caught by people directly around the island.
The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon
There are two ways to get to Cu Lao Xanh: take a speedboat or a fisherman's boat, all of which depart from Ham Tu wharf, Quy Nhon City. Tour 750,000 VND per person, go back in the day, including shuttle bus service, round-trip speedboat, lunch on the island and snorkeling and watching coral. Travel time from the pier to the island is about 40 minutes each turn.

If choosing a boat of fishermen, time to the island may take 2-3 hours but the price is cheaper, depending on the agreement of each person and there is no attached service. Currently, people on Cu Lao Xanh Island still use electricity of the generator with the time of using by hours (9 am - 15 pm, 17 pm - 23 pm), guests who want to stay overnight on the island should pay attention to enjoy the most complete trip.

The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon The rocks challenge gravity on the island in Quy Nhon Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on September 02, 2019 Rating: 5

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