YehLiu Geopark
YehLiu Geopark
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A cape in Wanli, near Taipei, famous for its hoodoo stones, thin spires of rock formed by sedimentary stone. Many rock formations have creative names, including the most well-known “The Queen's Head.”
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Neighborhood: Jingshan / Wanli District
The North Coast of Taiwan (Wanli District/ Jinshan District area) is filled with breathtakingly extraordinary rock formations, the most widely known of which is the various unique geological landscapes in Yehliu Geopark. The famous Queen’s Head, Fairy Shoe, etc., are absolute works of beauty by nature’s uncanny craftsmanship. One must also taste the authentic seafood cuisine when visiting the North Coast. Delicious dishes cooked with fresh catches are the favorite of gourmets. If you visit in fall, don’t miss the great taste of Wanli crabs. Jinbaoli Old Street is as busy as it was a hundred years ago. Here you can taste the local cuisine specials of sweet potatoes, jumping taros, etc. The area of Jinshan and Wanli is also a known hot spring resort, where you can experience hot spring baths and remove your body of fatigue and stress. The Juming Museum situated in Jinshan District gathers all of Master Ju Ming's life work in the art park. Located beside the mountains and neighboring seas, the important creations from varying periods by the sculpting master are displayed in accordance with different terrains and landscapes.
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  • Linda Y
    Frisco, Texas5,691 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit!
    We enjoyed our stop here with Edison Tours. Very scenic on the coast. You may need to use your imagination with some of the formations. There was a line to snap a photo with the Queens Head. Try to get there early. By the time we left, the buses were pouring in. Bring hat, water, sunscreen. Oh and cash for the endless shopping stalls.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 14, 2023
  • Fatima Mohsin
    New Delhi, India9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amalfi of the east!
    Loved every bit of this! Even though it was raining we enjoyed the park thoroughly. The park is wide and has amazing geological features. There is a trail that takes you up the mountain, offers stunning views. It was not crowded as people tend to stay and enjoy the first part more. However, the local restaurants were extremely crowded and the staff were very rude. One of these restaurants asked us to leave because we wanted just fried rice and didn't want to order seafood (no regards to any allergies). No one bothered to attend us at any of the other restaurants (we went to at least 6 of them). We ended up eating sandwiches from a 7eleven
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 17, 2023
  • Jonas L
    Manila, Philippines257 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice scenic tour
    Short walk around the rock formations. Views are great with interesting rock formation. Visited the place on a cloudy and cool day so added to a positive experience as we didn't experience a hot walk as experience by other visitors.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 30, 2023
  • Lyegeak
    Singapore, Singapore212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun cooling visit
    Went in December so it was cold and windy. It was fun following the trail in search of the various formation and my niece enjoyed that very much. We had other places to visit so couldn’t spend too much time at Yehliu and didn’t cover the entire area. Nonetheless, a worthy visit even though it gets crowded at certain spots. There is little to no shade in the park so visiting during summer will not be ideal.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 17, 2023
  • WorldTraveler
    Columbus, Ohio366 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Unique formations!
    Really unique rock formations, right on the ocean! Great to walk around and go in and out of the different formations. Plenty of different types to see, and a great walkabout. You can spend plenty of time here. It gets very windy so dress accordingly.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 10, 2024
  • Lethabo M
    Taoyuan, Taiwan6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yehliu is worth experiencing
    The place is beautiful with some amazing views. I’m glad we made the trip, it was totally worth it. It is also quite easy to get there by bus from Taipei main station. We took lots of beautiful pictures and videos.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 14, 2024
  • WYC
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia169 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    The park consists of 3 zones. Queen Head located in Zone 2. For those going in group tour with limited time, proceed to Zone 2 1st. Long Q taking picture with the queen head.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 25, 2024
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Miko
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I came here as part of a private tour and was surprised at how much I enjoyed the experience. Going in February meant the air was crisp and the salt spray in the air was refreshing.

A surprising variety of rock formations is available for you to get right beside and photograph. There is often a queue for the famous Queens Head rock, so your time there will largely depend on how many people are in front of you and how many photos they take.

If you're a photographer, put on a wide-angle lens and tread off of the paved/beaten path for some landscape shots.
Written April 12, 2020
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EDC
Singapore, Singapore79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I reached Yehliu at noon time on a rainy day with dark clouds and fierce winds. Most would think this is a bad day for visiting. It is not. With furious weather comes unusual scenes of huge waves, turbulent sea, strong wind blowing at people's clothes fumbling to contain the mess...such is the eye of a photographer and artist. I captured many memorable such moments. This is a must tour for any visitors to Taiwan. The park is gorgeous regardless of weather, but I prefer the wintry rain and wind in the cold of day. You can spend hours capturing its beauty in anyway you can imagine. Just behave so you won't be disturbing others who are trying to take pictures. Don't hog the queue at the Queen Head stone walkway, don't take too long as well. Above all don't walk behind the Queen Head and photobomb others if you are not joining the queue. Have fun and marvel at the nature of beauty and beauty of nature.
Written December 9, 2022
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Fotourista
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam239 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
As a lover of natural formations, this place is indeed a sight to behold. We went on bright, sunny (but windy) day and so the atmosphere was also quite hot. Bring lots of water and since this is a famous place, there are a lot of people (and photobombers) in your photos. The Queen's head is the unique formation in the site so it got the longest queue to take a photo with.
Written May 2, 2021
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
I took bus 1815 from Taipei City Hall Bus Station to Yehliu which took a little over one hour. There were a lot of stops on the way but if no one was waiting at the bus stop or ringing the button to get off then the bus kept on driving.

From the bus stop it was about a 15 minute walk to the entrance. Ticket price for an adult was 120NTD. A map with the key sights to see and a little history was available in the tourist center along with clean bathrooms.

The sun was quite intense at 11am so I was glad I used lots of sunscreen.

The trail was paved but you could get off and walk amongst the rocks in most areas. Signs and a red painted line (faded) warned you of the limits.

The first group of rocks were the mushroom and candle shaped ones. It was like a little forest of weirdly eroded and honeycombed rocks that were popular for selfies up close. Along the way to the next group were so many potholes along the ocean that were small tide pools filled with seaweed, crabs, etc.

The queen’s head had its own line that was busy the whole day. Nearby were the fairy’s shoe, elephant and dragon head.

Further way (past the snack shop) were the bird and tofu rocks. There were a lot less people walking here. Some of the pathways branching off the main trail were closed except for one that ran along the side of the mountain and give an overhead view of the ocean side trail that was closed

I did walk all the way to the end of the park where the trail ended at a covered lookout perched above. It was windy (hold on to your hats) but had a nice view. A picnic table and benches were here. I probably would not do that again given the distance and less things to see on the way.

After exiting the park there was a covered shopping mall with cold drinks, food and souvenirs. Quite a lot of stalls to choose from.

Overall a nice side trip for half a day if you want to see something different, enjoy rocks or in the area.
Written September 18, 2022
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UnclePaulie
West Covina, CA62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
If it was up to me I'd have steered clear of Yehliu Geopark but the wife really wanted to see it. Once there, the place had the feel of once being pristine and beautiful, but was now suffering from the onslaught of mass tourism. Indeed, we were there on a Tuesday and it was crowded. Getting here from Taipei by those of us who travel car-less was via bus 1815 of the Kuo-Kuang Motor Bus which we caught at their little building just outside Taipei Main Station. The bus dropped us off a few blocks away requiring a 10-15 minute walk. Afterwards we caught the 790 bus to Keelung's unpretentious Maritime Plaza where we enjoyed a good dinner before taking the TRA train back to Taipei.
Written November 4, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
YehLiu Geopark is on the coast, it's part of New Taipei City, colloquially known as Xin Bei. I first went here many years ago. it is even more popular now than it was then. It has a number of interesting features. Probably the most photographed is the Queen's Head. The Mushroom is also interesting.
Written May 4, 2021
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Pancho4112
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We visited the place on an organized tour and while we didn't have much time to spend, we had a great experience. The park is safe, well maintained, and full of interesting information.

We went on a rainy day, so a raincoat seems better than an umbrella because of the wind. The park itself is more than the famous Queen formation. Make sure you walk around the other areas as well.
Written January 2, 2020
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,957 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
I took a bus to visit Yehliu Geopark from Taipei and it was very easy. From the bus stop it's a few minutes walk to the park. There is an entrance fee which is fairly cheap. I walked the park, took a trail around the cliffs and then wandered around the famous rock formations. The candles and shoe were my favorite formations out of the bunch. I'd recommend a minimum of an hour here, but you could easily spend two to three hours.
Written June 12, 2023
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Watsson
Annapolis, MD466 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Over an hour on public transportation to get there. An hour and change back to Taipei. NT$300 or so per person for transportation and park entry fee. All to spend maybe an hour looking at some imaginatively named rocks. If you schlep up to the lighthouse —we didn’t — you’ll spend more than an hour. The best parts of the trip: ocean breezes and our fresh fish lunch at one of the restaurants that line the road from the bus stop to the park entrance. And FYI, a couple of the most iconic rocks have been worn down to nothing specialness, and have been replicated in fiberglass.
Written March 11, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The Queen's Head is a rock formation, it quite beautiful. It resembles an Egyptiam monarch, Due to erosion, one it may fall off. There are lots of other formations to see. YehLiu Geopark is a popular day out for Taipei people, the attractions haven't changed much since I first visited there 40 years ago.
Written October 22, 2022
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