Intriguing Landscapes at the Yehliu Geopark

After a few days in Taipei, I was ready for a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city. My parents were recently in Taiwan and they couldn't stop raving about the Yehliu Geopark. Taking them up on this recommendation, the boyfriend and I left Taipei and headed north to the coastline.



The landscapes here were nothing like I've ever seen before. Shaped like mushrooms, the entire beachfront was lined with these ancient rock formations.






These rare landscapes are caused by centuries of rock weathering, crustal movement and sea erosion. It felt like I was walking on a different planet!




The park is split up into three sections with each part offering different types of rocks and surroundings. It took us about an hour and a half to walk through all the various trails and we really enjoyed taking in the intriguing environment.

If you're ever in Taipei and want to take a day trip out to the Yehliu Geopark, you'll need take the Kuo-Kuang bus bound for Jinshan Youth Activity Center from Taipei West Station A. The ride will take a little over an hour and will make a stop at Yehliu. From the bus stop, it's a 15 minute walk to the park entrance. For other ways of getting to the geopark, click here.

Melissa Li

I’m a Canadian girl on a quest to step foot in every continent before I’m 30. You’ll most likely find me chowing down on Japanese ramen, partying at a music festival, hiking to the top of a scenic lookout, cuddling with cats, or chilling out at the beach. I’ve visited over 60 countries so far and hope to inspire you to do the same.

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