Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Monday, June 22, 2015

Our World - Yehliu Geopark

One of the interesting sights we visited in Taiwan was Yehliu Geopark.  Located at Taipei’s Northern Coast, Yehliu is a cape located in the town of Wanli.  One of the most distinctive feature of the cape is the hoodoo stones of different shapes and sizes that lined its surface.

When we arrived, we were warmly greeted by beautiful blooms waving in the air.

While walking through the cape, you'll encounter tons of different kind of rock formations. These were the result of sea erosion, wind and weather conditions forming them into the shape we saw today.

It's quite common to come across this kind of honeycomb weathering which can be found all over the place. As can be seen here, they're covered with holes of different sizes.

The star attraction here is the Queen’s Head, a kind of mushroom rock. The 4,000-year-old rock formation got its name from its resemblance to the profile of England’s Queen Elizabeth.

The fairy's shoe was another favourite spot of photography. This was my first time seeing something like that.

Weathered and eroded to different stages, they even have 'pineapple bun' here.

I spend the rest of the afternoon exploring other unusual rock shapes, taking pictures, overlooking the sea.

Potholes are a common sight in Yehliu.  They can be as small as a few centimeters and as large as several meters in diameter.

Some rock formations have been given fancy names based on their shapes and sizes. I have no idea what this is called, no luck searching for it on the net. I call it 'A Hole in the Wall' for lack of a better description.

Before leaving the area, we paused over the boardwalk to enjoy the lovely views for the last time before we made our way back.

Our World


  1. These stones are amazing.

    What a great park.

  2. A very unique and interesting place to visit. The blooms are beautiful and the rocks formation are so fantastic!

  3. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing this, another destination to consider.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  4. Beautiful shots of the place with very interesting rock formations.

  5. Gorgeous captures! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  6. What a neat place to visit. The rock formation are very cool. I like the fairy shoe. And the flowers are gorgeous! Have a happy day!

  7. A very interesting place, with all those rock formations! Thanks for sharing!