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Prachovské skály

The most popular sandstone rock town in the Bohemian Paradise is situated about 10 km northwest from Jicin.


Heavily segmented plateau was created of sandstones sediments, marlites and arenaceous marls during the Mesozoic era. The compact plateau that consists mainly of Cretaceous had been intersected by little volcanic bodies. This actually caused the fracture of former compact plateau. Today´s formations such as rock blocks, towers and pillars have been formed by the water and wind activity. Rock formations are almost 40 meters high.




I spent a few days in Český ráj ("Bohemian Paradise") in summer; the view here shows typical sandstone towers of famous Prachov rocks area.

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Taken on August 14, 2010