Yehliu Geopark is one of the famous national parks in Taiwan. It is located in Wanli, New Taipei City with a 1,700 meter long cape. Due to a different formation of limestone of different shapes and the beautiful seascape, it becomes one of the famous attractions not only among the Taiwanese but tourists worldwide.
You can see more than 180 rocks in the shape of mushrooms, candle, ginger and chessboard. The Queen's Head is the landmark shape of the Yehliu. Others like The Leapard, The Elephant, The Fairy's Shoe are some of the interesting shapes are worth noticing.
Other than the rock or limestone formations, you will also see other rock formation landscapes like the Tofu rock, weathering ring, and pot holes.
Visiting Yehliu Geopark is a must if you traveling to Taipei. For me, not only I enjoyed the rock formation, the views the seascape is Yehliu is just breathtaking.
Opening Hours: 7:30 - 17:00
Summer (May- Sept) & Public Holiday : 7:30 - 18:30
Admission: NT$50 / person.
Click here for official Yehliu Geopark website
Also read, my Yehliu Travelogue
In Chinese: 野柳, ye liu.
The Yehliu Fishing Town is located at Wanli of New Taipei City. It is a town where the Yehliu Geopark is located. We walked pass by the Yehliu fishing town on the way to the Yehliu Geopark. It is a nice and peaceful town. Traditionally, most of the people here are fishermen or relied on the sea for making a living. You can see fishing boats, houses, seafood restaurants, Bou An Temple (Protection Temple), Yehliu Sea world and Yehliu Geopark.
Not doubt this is a tourist town because of Yehliu Geopark. We had no problem finding bubble tea, cafes, and souvenir shops in the neighborhood. We had coffee and cheesecakes in a Taiwanese franchise cafe for a short break! The food and drink are nice!
The rock landscape of Yehliu Geopark is one of most famous wonders in the world.
The name gYehliuh was derived from:1. A term translated from the Pinpu language; 2. An abbreviation of the Spanish words gPunto Diablos(which means gdevilfs capeh); 3. In early days, local residents earned their living at sea and they relied on rice suppliers from inner land to offer rice to them
Yehliu Geopark can be divided into three areas. The first area contains mushroom rock and ginger rock. You may learn the development process of mushroom rock as well as witness the appearance of ginger rock, cleavage, pothole and melting erosion panel. On top of that, the famous candle shaped rock and the ice cream rock are presented in this area too.
The second area is similar to the first area, where the mushroom rock and the ginger rock are the main focuses, only they are fewer in numbers. You may see the Queenfs Head, Dragonfs Head Rock, and etc. Since the area is near the coast, rocks that develop into four different kinds of formations can be seen in this area: elephant rock, fairyfs shoe, earth rock and peanut rock. The aforementioned are parts of the layers featuring special shapes as a result of being corroded by sea water.
The third area is the wave-cut platform located on the other side of Yehliu. This area is much narrower than the second area; one side of the platform is closely adjacent to steep cliffs while down below the other side is a scene of torrent waves. Several rocks of grotesque shapes and sizes that are incarnated as a result of sea erosion can be seen in this area, including the 24-filial piety hill, pearl rock and Marine Bird Rock. The third area also includes the major ecology reserve of Yehliu Geopark in addition to the said rock landscapes.
It's located in the Wanli Hsiang, is a cape of which Datun mountain extended its range into the sea, owing to the efflorescence of rocks, erosion of sea waves and the rise of the crust, which formed Doufu- shaped rocks, mushroom-shaped rocks, bee net stones, candle stand- shaped stones, eroded pot caves, eroded sea ditches, etc. and therefore there are famous Queen head, Fairy shoe, Candle stand-shaped stone etc. which are all wonderful rock scenery and attract numerous tourists including foreigners to come.
The attached marine animal show plant with the Ocean Park within is the first one in Taiwan, showing the graceful water Balei show, exciting upper air diving show, and active and interesting dolphins & sea lions shows. Besides, you can walk into the sub-tunnel and watch the fantastic views.
The Yeliu Scenery
Yeliu is a 1.7-kilometer-long cape that juts into the sea , easily reached on a day trip. The scenery is spectacular. Wave erosion, weathering, and the action of the earth's crust have combined to create sea-eroded trenches, candlestick rocks, mushroom rocks, beehive rocks, and potholes. Among the most famous results of erosion here are those named Queen's Head Rock, Fairy Shoe, and Candlestick Rock.
Yehliu scenic spot is a place that contains many rock formation in strange shapes, like the queen's head, fairy's shoe, elephant's nose and candle stand, etc. Try to find out every single bit from this scenic spot. You could enjoy it for almost a whole day.
Yehliu: See unique sandstone formations along the north coast of Taiwan. The wind and the surf have carved out figures and shapes, including this 'Queen Rock' formation.
Yehliu makes a pretty easy day trip (by Bus, car, or taxi...) from Taipei, and is definately recommended, as this is one of the more unique places that you will find in Taiwan...