If you plan to visit Taiwan one of these days, one of the many spots that you definitely have to check out is the Yehliu Geopark in the Wanli District.
The park is a usual stop in most Northern Taiwan guided tours. Located in the Northern part of the country, the geopark in Wanli District is only around 22 kilometers from the capital city of Taipei. If you take a bus, a coaster, or a private vehicle, you will reach the spot in no time.
The Yehliu Promontory or the coastal landform called a headland is the main feature of the geopark. Headlands of considerable size are also often referred to as cape. The cape was formed using natural and geological forces. It stretches almost two thousand meters into the sea.
Each day, busloads of tourists arrive at the park to marvel at the amazing natural wonders that took thousands of years to shape. Take a look at some of the wonderful sights to expect at the Yehliu Geopark.
The park is quite a popular tourist destination. Thousands of tourists stop by the park daily even when the weather is bad.
That’s me trying to get a good shop while a big flock of tourists arrived.
Safety precautions are in place at the park. This is to ensure that tourists are safe at all times.
This lady, however, was willing to risk it all. She defied the rules and crossed the red line close to the sharp cliff just to take a selfie.
A Natural Wonder
Hoodoo stones litter the surface of the geopark. Actually, Hoodoo stones are rocks that protrude from the bottom of an arid drainage basin.
Here is a general view of the various formations visitors can be in accessible areas.
Here is a closer look at some of the formations on top of the hoodoo stones.
Visitors are not allowed to climb up these formations. However, for those who dare to disobey the rules, the tourist police are on standby to blow their whistle at them.
That is as far as my right leg can get. That is in no way ‘climbing’, but I did get a whistle from the tourist police.
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