Yehliu Geopark

Yehliu Geopark, New Taipei 2017

The Yehliu Geological Park is located on a 1.7 km long Cape and houses some of the most famous eroded rock formations in the world. Because of the rather soft limestone composition of the rock layers, this area is prone to erosion from a combination of seawater, wave and wind forces. The constant effect of these factors over time has led to a geological landscape that appears on the other side.

The Geopark offers extensive information about the natural geological processes that these rock formations created. Many compositions have received names that correspond to their forms, such as the “mushroom rocks”, “sea candles” and “fairy boots”. The most iconic rock is the “Queen’s Head,” which, when viewed from the right angle, reveals its majesty.

Yehliu also boasts an ecology reserve and is the country’s first marine park. A short walk across the Geopark leads to the top of a cliff with an excellent 360-degree view of the North Coast and the Pacific Ocean.

Because of the constant erosion caused by wind and waves, the rock formations are in a delicate state of transformation. In a few years, the current structures will presumably have disappeared, and new ones will appear.

 

Good to know:

Opening Hours: daily 8:00 – 17:00
Entrance 80 NT$
Website: www.ylgeopark.org.tw (Chinese/English)

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