If Taiwan isn’t on your list of Asian travel destinations, it should be!
The geographical terrain of Taiwan is nothing short of miraculous, with towering green mountains, lush forests, deep rivers and gorges, natural hot springs and lunar-like landscapes all contributing to a uniquely Asian travel adventure.
Just a short drive from the northern city of Taipei, you’ll find one of Asia’s most unusual landscapes.
Yehliu Geo Park is famous for its stunning coastline, rolling hills, and unusual rock formations.
Admission to the park is NT$50.
Yehliu’s famous rock formations run along a piece of sea-eroded land that juts out into the ocean.
There are around 180 mushroom rock formations in different stages of erosion.
Amongst them, you’ll find Yehliu’s most recognizable landmark, the Queen’s Head Rock.
The landscape is studded with sea-eroded holes which teem with sea life.
Candle rocks have a ball-shaped core standing out from the rest of the rock.
Honeycomb rocks are mushroom-shaped, but the surface of these rocks is covered with holes of different shapes and sizes.
Many of these rocks contain fossils, which showcase creatures native to Taiwan from a not-so-distant-past.
Hours of Operation: 8am to 5pm
Go By Bus:
From Taipei City, take a Kuo Kuang Hao bus bound for Jinshan from the Zhongxiao-Fuxing MRT station 9 exit 2).
From Tamshui, take the express bus bound for Jinshan at Tamshui Station (near Tamshui MRT station).
From Keelung, take the express bus bound for Jinshan or Tamshui at Keelung Station (near Keelung Railway Station).