Yehliu Geological Park (野柳地質公園) resides within a cape 1.7km long and is home to some of the most famous eroded rock formations in the world. Due to 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 resulted in a geological landscape that seems otherworldly.
Both a museum and scenic attraction, the Geopark offers extensive information on the natural geological processes that created these rock formations. Many formations have been given names representing their shapes, such as the “Mushroom Rocks”, “Sea Candles”, and “Fairy Shoe”. The most iconic rock is the “Queen's Head”, which, true to any noble monarch, only reveals its majesty when viewed from the proper angle.
Yehliu also boasts an ecology reserve and the country's first marine park. Taking a short walk beyond the Geopark will bring you to the top of a cliff offering an outstanding 360 degree view of the North Coast and Pacific Ocean. For a great family adventure, visit the Yehliu Ocean World where you'll be treated to acrobatic dolphin, whale, and seal shows, or “dive” under the ocean with a stroll through the 100 meter long transparent undersea tunnel. If you prefer an educational and scenic tour at the same time in northern Taiwan, Yehliu will be your best choice!
Due to the constant erosion caused by wind and waves, the rock formations are in a delicate state of transformation. Please do not touch any of the eroded rock forms (especially the Queen's Head) and always stay behind the painted boundary lines. The stone and wood walkways are often wet from the waves or rain and can be slippery, so please watch your step.