Artist: Chungtien Chien
Columnar basalt originated in the contraction process of lava flows. It took the form of multi-sided columns or pillars, and variations were created after extended periods of marine abrasion, weathering erosion and other effects of the elements. The magnificent size of the columnar basalt and the great variation of the geological characteristics in the area meet the criteria for listing as a World Heritage. Visitors are advised to take part in the conservation of the place.