You have good reason to think these were the remnants of an ancient city lost to time, but surprisingly the hexagonal pillars formed naturally. Long ago, volcanic activity formed large chunks of lava and basalt. When the lava cooled, it fractured the earth in the peculiar shape you see today.
I've always wanted to experience life in New Zealand and one of the places I will visit first once I get there is the Hobbiton 🧝♂️. Who wouldn't want to try the simple and peaceful life of the hobbits (except for the running away from orcs and addiction to rings), right?
The site is said to be the exact location where Portuguese Magellan planted the cross upon his arrival in Cebu in March 1521. As stated on the marker at the bottom of the cross, the original artifact is encased inside the wooden Tindalo cross. The painted ceiling illustrates this historic event.