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Skanais kalns

Picture by G. Pavils, April 2004

Coordinates: N 57°52'24,8" E 24°59'46,3"

Location: Valmiera district, Skankalne municipality, left bank of Salaca river, below Mazsalaca town;

description: Smoothest large cliff in Latvia.
Skanais kalns is characterised by unique echo effect - parabolic cliff has excellent capabilities to reflect the sound. In different locations this phenomenon takes different shape. In some places echo does not reach the speaker but some other point some 20 m away. You should not cry loud but speak silent for the best effect.



Picture by G. Pavils, April 2004

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