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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Magnetic Hill Draws Visitors to Ladakh

I may have to put this destination on my “bucket list” of things to do. I just wonder how safe the area is to visit?

You may not believe that a vehicle with its ignition off can move, but in Ladakh seeing is believing. Not only do vehicles move without the engine being turned on, they even defy gravity by climbing uphill.

A hill on the outskirts of this picturesque cold desert town is so full of magnetized iron that it has the power to pull any vehicle in its vicinity towards itself. Perhaps inevitably, it is called Magnetic Hill.
The hill is situated about 25 km from here on the Leh-Kargil-Batalik national highway and is bordered by the Indus river, which originates in Tibet and flows through Ladakh on its way to Pakistan.

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3 comments:

Tom Sebourn said...

With all of his metal parts, we should get Dick Cheney to visit this site. Maybe it could pull him in an upward direction as well.

Also this would not be a good place to store your tape recordings.

Tom Sebourn said...

History: For those under 35 years of age, in the olden days, people used magnetic tape to store information and music.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to spoil the fun but it is just an optical illusion...read this wiki page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_hill
There is a list of such places around the world.