Finally the weather is good for us on that day… it’s the last part of our prisoner’s escapade lol! For just 40NT you will be amazed by geological/ sea erosion landscapes, that rocks sculpted in different formations such as; mushrooms, ginger, Queen’s head, dragon’s head, elephant, fairy’s shoe, earth, peanut, pearl, and the marine birds.
At first I’m like an alien landed on Mars or Moon… I want to live here! And named it my own goldilocks planet. Never to forget the view over the hills and feel the sea breeze… the sound of the waves has it felt like home to me. The sunset… just love the dusk and the old couples to the young ones, the smile that forms from their faces… gives me a deep breath and thoughts about how would they’ll be able to tell their own story for today’s trip.
A little history about the place; Yehliu Geopark >> Yeh (savage) Liu (steal) in Taiwanese, it is also called as Devil’s Cape from the Spanish Punto Diablo’s. It is within 1700 meters long cape that looks like turtle when you overlook from above. It is because of the waves, the rock withering and the earth movement sculpted the rocks for over years.
At the entrance you will notice replica of the Queen’s head rock for this is the icon of the said spot. If you have numerous trip on that day better saved one extra battery for your digital camera (for picture addicts only) because you don’t have to miss another place like this. Weekdays in the afternoon are the best days and time. Always check the weather before the trip for it said that it is rain port area.
Being one of the earliest cities along the sea in Taiwan, Keelung has many Fortification bases as the historic vestiges. Most of these Fortications have the great view over the sea since they are aiming at the enemy vessels. Dawulun Fortification is one of them. Besides the sea view and the historic vestiges, there are also the hiking trails from Dawulun Fortrification to Wai Mu Shan Seashore and Lover's Lake.
Wai Mu Shan Seashore has a good view of the cliff mountain, rocks and the sea. There are the hiking trails leading to the Ta Wu Lun Battery Base and the Lover's Lake as well as the passenger path along the seashore.
It is quite surprise to find such a nice sand beach at Waimushan. Although the beach is not big, it looks clean and safe.
There are BBQ facilities around the Lover's Lake. Besides BBQ, you can also walk along the trails around the lake. The trails also led to the Dawulun and Waimushan seashore.
a local park named "Swan Hole", on the way to Hai-men-tien-shien , inside Chung-cheng Park . Old people take exercise every morning in this park .