Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園) at Taipei, Taiwan is our next destination during our Taiwan Trip, after admiring the beautiful flowers at Chungshe Flower Garden (中社觀光花市) at Houli, Taichung. We actually visited Yehliu Geopark a few years ago during company trip which I blogged about it here. The whole area is very big and we did not have enough time to visit all the attractions in Yehliu Geopark. So, this time we managed to visit some places that we did not manage to visit previously. Reads on to find out more.
Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園) features many rock formations with unique shapes.
It is mind blowing when I was at Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園) because it is such a big area of honeycombs and mushroom rocks. The seawater and wind eroded those rocks for a long time. Can you see how small the tourists are from my view? And, this is just one corner of Yehliu Geopark.
There are many mushroom shaped rocks on this side which is near to the sea at Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園). Platforms such as the one you see in this photo are built for visitors to walk easily to admire the rocks formation. The sea wind here is very strong. Therefore, do remember to bring a jacket if you are visiting Taiwan during the cold and windy season.
Can you see the tourists’ queue on the wooden platform from here? If you look closer, you can see the popular Queen’s Head of Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園). We will come back to this later on as we will also queue for a photo with the Queen’s Head.
Queen’s Head II at Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園) is one of the most popular spot for photo.
If you are interested to know more about Yehliu Geopark, there are signboards such as this one. This signboard explains about the honeycomb rocks formation. Firstly, acidic secretions from marine creatures that adhere to the rocks’ surfaces weakened them. After that, seawater can easily corrode the surfaces. In conclusion, this is how the honeycomb structures are formed. The signboard has 3 languages, Chinese, English and Japanese. From the languages, I guess Taiwan has a lot of tourists from Japan as well.
There are a few spots in Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園) where you can see many tourists are queuing. Those spots are where the very unique rocks formations can be found. One of the examples is the Queen’s Head in the photo I took above. Other unique rocks formation are Cute Princess, Fairy’s Shoes and Candle Rock.
Laupoh and me with the Queen’s Head. Queen’s Head is one of the most popular rock formation in Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園). Be sure to stand on the drawn standing mark on the wooden bridge to have the best angle of photo with the Queen’s Head.
Oh, actually this Queen’s Head is a replica as the original one has wore down due to long time weathering and erosion. In other words, a very high tech replication method is used to recreate the real life size 3D replica of the Queen’s Head. Such effort is spent because the Queen’s Head is the symbol of Yeh Liu.
Those rocks formation on the top side of this photos looks like cup cakes to me because of the icing on the top. However, I think they are called Candle Rock here at Yeh Liu Geopark. The rocks at the bottom park looks like Bentong Ginger but I think they are not documented.
After admiring the rocks formation at Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園), we walked to this market opposite the exit because we feel a bit hungry after walking around and decided to look for some food.
There are many stalls in the market selling food and souvenirs. Most of them are sea products as this area is very near to the sea.
We bought some grilled squid as snack to be eaten in the bus. We didn’t want to eat too full because we want to leave some space in stomach for more yummy Taiwan food. Who knows what are other delicious snacks we might encounter in the next destination? Taiwan has a lot of food stalls selling many delicious snacks such as hot dogs and corns, for instance.
Another type of squid snacks here at the Yeh Liu Geopark’s market. Besides snacks, you can also buy some dried sea product here for cooking.
Yehliu Geopark is definitely worth the time and energy to visit because it is not something you can see and experience in other places. That’s all for now for our Taiwan trip posts. Stay tuned, because more blog posts from Taiwan are coming soon.
No. 167-1, Gangdong Road,
New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Opening Hours: 8am-5pm daily
Phone Number: +886 2 2492 2016
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