Rare basalt columns of Turkey waits for visitors
80 million-year-old basalt columns formed by crystalized lava are among the most popular tourist destinations since it opened to visitors last year. Black Sea Province of Bartın still seeks new visitors.
Along the Güzelcehisar beach in the Black Sea Province of Bartın which placed in northern Turkey, the basalt columns were believed to formed when lava flowed from volcanos and crystalized as it cooled.
Fuat Dursun, the provincial director of culture and tourism stated that the columns are different from the others in the world in terms of their formation. "Basalt columns in the world are horizontal but columns here are both horizontal and vertical. The cooling and crystallization of the lava flowing from the volcanoes formed rectangular, pentagonal and hexagonal-shaped columns that are between 50 and 100 centimeters in diameter and 100 meters in height," he explains to Anadolu Agency.
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