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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

20 Dec 2014 - Taiwan Trip Day 7: YehLiu GeoPark (野柳地质公园)

According to 潘先生, there are two ways to get to YehLiu Geopark.  One is by the coastal road while the other is by the high way.  Though distance wise, coastal road is much shorter, travelling by the high way will be much faster, which was what 潘先生 proposed in order to save our precious time.  Whenever he drove past a good spot for photo taking, he will stop by for me to take some pictures.  That's really nice.
Below is the Camel Mountain (骆驼山).  It's quite obvious with the two humps, isn't it?
If you look closely at the rocks around this area, you will be amazed by the beautiful grain on the surface of the rocks.
After taking the panorama photo below, then I realized there was actually a man fishing by the shore with the huge waves splashing on the rocks right in front of him.
We finally reached YehLiu GeoPark (野柳地质公园) after about an hour's drive.  Look at the sleepy expression of Jerlene and Javier below.  Haha........
The rock landscape of YehLiu Geopark is one of the most famous natural wonders in the world.  The influence caused by wave attacks, roack weathering, earth movement and crustal movement all contributed to the formation of such rare and stunning geological landscape.
The most famous rock in the entire park is the Queen's Head (女皇头).  You will need to queue up in order to take a photo with it.  If you do not want to queue or do not have the time to queue, there is a fake one near the park entrance.
We managed to have a photo taken with the Queen's Head after queuing for about 20mins.
There is no special name for the rock below but I would call it the "Broken Heart".  Don't you think it looks like one?  The power of waves attack over the years had cut through this rock and splitted it into two halves.
The other popular rock formation in the park is the Dragon's Head Rock (龙头石).
We spent about an hour in this amazing park taking tons of photos.
We left the park at about 1pm and we had a quick lunch at 7-eleven just outside of the park.  After lunch, 潘先生 drove over to pick us up and we were on our way to Shifen (十分).

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