The Yehliu Geopark can be divided into
Now introduce the first and second zones.
About Yehliu Geopark
The total distance measured from the entrance of the Yehliu Geopark to the end of the cape
is about 1.7 km; the widest area in between is shorter than 300 m. The rock landscape of Yehliu
Geopark is one of most famous wonders in the world. The costal line is stretching in a direction
vertical to the layer and the structure line; besides, the influences caused by wave attack, rock
weathering, earth movement and crustal movement all contribute to the formation of such a rare
and stunning geological landscape.
Yehliu Geopark can be divided into three areas. The first area contains mushroom rock and
ginger rock. You may learn the development process of mushroom rock as well as witness the
appearance of ginger rock, cleavage, pothole and melting erosion panel. On top of that, the
famous candle shaped rock and the ice cream rock are presented in this area too.
The second area is similar to the first area, where the mushroom rock and the ginger rock
are the main focuses, only they are fewer in numbers. You may see the Queen’s Head, Dragon’s
Head Rock, and etc. Since the area is near the coast, rocks that develop into four different kinds
of formations can be seen in this area: elephant rock, fairy’s shoe, earth rock and peanut rock.
The aforementioned are parts of the layers featuring special shapes as a result of being corroded
by sea water.
The third area is the wave-cut platform located on the other side of Yehliu. This area is much
narrower than the second area; one side of the platform is closely adjacent to steep cliffs while
down below the other side is a scene of torrent waves. Several rocks of grotesque shapes and
sizes that are incarnated as a result of sea erosion can be seen in this area, including the 24-filial
piety hill, pearl rock and Marine Bird Rock. The third area also includes the major ecology
reserve of Yehliu Geopark in addition to the said rock landscapes.