Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Travel Photo of UNESCO World Heritage Site: Sefa Utaki

This photo gives viewers a sense of the size of the rock formations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site called Sefa Utaki.

The travelers are standing on what could be called Okinawa's most sacred ground.

From the position they are at, they can see Kudaka Jima, a small island off the east coast of Okinawa, where locals believe life originated.

This will be my submission to LadyE's TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY. 

If you enjoy seeing travel photos from around the world, as much as I do, stop by Budget Travelers Sandbox and give all the travel photographers a boost with your Thumbs and Tweets.
That's what I plan on doing next !



Unknown said...

That is one big rock! Great shot Mike.

Muza-chan said...

Great photo, Mike! :)

RyukyuMike said...

LadyE and Muza-chan,
Thank you. I really need to get a wider angle lens to squeeze it all into a picture.

cherrysberries said...

Wow, huge. Seems like it would be such an interesting place to visit. I hope to visit Sefa Utaki someday!

RyukyuMike said...

If you're into learning cultures, history or religious practices, you could easily spend a week there.

Sabrina said...

Those are huge!! Great shot!

Cathy Sweeney said...

Fascinating -- love the pic of that enormous rock formation. the background on the location is very interesting, too.

Marcia Mayne said...

What a fabulous shot!

RyukyuMike said...

Cathy and Datewithabook,
Thank you. Hopefully, I'll put together an entire article on this site with lots of photos.

RyukyuMike said...

Yup, good sizd rock you have to pass under to see the sacred site. Normally, I don't want tourists in my photos but, made an exception here to given a sense of scale.

strux said...

Very cool shot! I've never heard of this before.

RyukyuMike said...

Yup, we have a total of 9 UNESCO sites on this tiny island. The five castles, lots of people have heard of. It's the other four unknowns I need to get out and pass the word around on, I guess.

Map It! Okinawa said...

This is a great photo Mike. It's on my target list.

In the meantime, I shared it with the Map It! folks on Facebook to give them a taste.

Ryukyu Thomas Cruise.

RyukyuMike said...

We gotta fix that name for you so the search engines and all the women who visit here don't get confused.
With a name like Thomas Cruise you probably attract bunches of them.
Only, I don't want a buncha confused women stumbling around here. Or do I ?