Houshi Felsformationen - Houshi Fringing Reef

Houshi Fringing Reef, Liuqiu 2017

The Houshi Rock Formations are located on the southeast coast between Dafu Harbor and Haitzukou. It is a huge platform, where after long-term erosion several uneven forms and great reefs have appeared, such as the Indian Rock, Guanyin Rock, the Tiger Rock Climbing and the Wild Boar Rock.

As the sea here has a striking similarity to animals or humans, the coral reef has many interesting associations and has given the rocks their names. In the name ‘Climbing Tiger Rock,’ it is not difficult to imagine a rock in the form of a tiger climbing the hill. The Guanyin rock gets its name from its resemblance to the Bodhisattva Guanyin, which seems to have sunk here deeply with a view of the sea.

The Indian rock is fascinating as it has two completely different looks. Indian Rock is a name that is known to most people because it has a striking resemblance to the head of an Indian. But through the green grass scattered on the rock, the rock also resembles Chen Ju, the current mayor of Kaohsiung.

 

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