Eastern Tourism in Focus: The Strange Looking Umbrella Rock at Yilo Krobo
The Umbrella Rock is one of the main tourist attractions in the Eastern Region. The mysterious rock is located precisely in the Yilo Krobo District, close to the Koforidua Township.
The rock is found at the same location as the Boti Falls, hence tourists who visit Boti Falls usually take advantage to get closer to the rock and experience the mysteries of nature.
What makes the rock so famous?
The Umbrella Rock isn’t like the normal rocks we see every day on mountains and in valleys. The shape of the rock is a thing of beauty, with one large surface rock sitting comfortably on a very thing and small rock, forming an umbrella-like shape.
About fifteen to twenty people can comfortably take shelter under the mysterious rock and will be protected from rainfall or sunshine.
Presumed to be centuries old, the Umbrella Rock continues to amaze tourists who find it mind-boggling to understand how a very large surface rock in the shape of an umbrella could sit on a tiny small rock for ages, without falling, or the smaller rock wearing off to give way for a fall.
According to Natives of Yilo Krobo, the rock was discovered by a hunter who had gone hunting in the bush so many decades ago. The hunter later returned to the town to take his people to the strange looking rock. And since then, the Umbrella Rock has become a major tourist attraction in the Eastern Region.