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野柳地質公園 (Yeliu Geopark)

posted by Martin Rubli at 10:26

The second station on our Northern coast line trip was 野柳地質公園 (Yeliu Geopark), a beautiful stretch of landscape where Hoodoos have formed over time.

For thousands of years natural erosion was the only enemy of these beautiful formations. Unfortunately, the park is now so famous that even on weekdays there are so many mainland Chinese tourists who strive to show off their worst behavior by touching and jumping on anything that looks like a good subject to take a snapshot with.

Despite all that it remains a worthwhile visit and it's easy to spend a few hours enjoying the beautiful area.


野柳地質公園 (Yeliu Geopark) is a tourist attraction famous for its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoodoo_(geology) Hoodoos] that come in various shapes and have prompted people to give them imaginative names.

野柳地質公園 (Yeliu Geopark) is a tourist attraction famous for its Hoodoos that come in various shapes and have prompted people to give them imaginative names.

While purchasing tickets you already get a taste of what expects you on the inside.

While purchasing tickets you already get a taste of what expects you on the inside.

The first area as seen from the view platform.

The first area as seen from the view platform.

The usefulness of the "security staff" borders to the ones of the "No touching" and "No crossing" signs as their most potent weapons are an unstoppable passion for chatting with each other, a tendency to yell at people on ''this'' side of the red line to come back and not cross it, and a whistle. Maybe the "security" on their vest is short for "social security beneficiary". I'm actually considering volunteering on the weekends to improve my martial art skills.

The usefulness of the "security staff" borders to the ones of the "No touching" and "No crossing" signs as their most potent weapons are an unstoppable passion for chatting with each other, a tendency to yell at people on this side of the red line to come back and not cross it, and a whistle. Maybe the "security" on their vest is short for "social security beneficiary". I'm actually considering volunteering on the weekends to improve my martial art skills.

The view towards the second and third area. It's too bad we didn't make it all the way to the hill this time, but that's definitely on the to do list for next time because that area hosts a bird watching area and is guaranteed to be safe from tourists due to a few flights of stairs.

The view towards the second and third area. It's too bad we didn't make it all the way to the hill this time, but that's definitely on the to do list for next time because that area hosts a bird watching area and is guaranteed to be safe from tourists due to a few flights of stairs.

Mushroom lover and "Mushroom Rock".

Mushroom lover and "Mushroom Rock".

"Ginger Rock".

"Ginger Rock".

These formations don't seem to have official names, so I'm naming them "Chocolate Puff Rocks".

These formations don't seem to have official names, so I'm naming them "Chocolate Puff Rocks".

"Ice Cream Rock". If you look hard you can see it smile at you.

"Ice Cream Rock". If you look hard you can see it smile at you.

"Candle Rocks".

"Candle Rocks".

View back towards the second and third area. As you can see the number of tourists decreases rapidly the further away you go from the trail.

View back towards the second and third area. As you can see the number of tourists decreases rapidly the further away you go from the trail.

"Ice Cream Rock" again - yummy!

"Ice Cream Rock" again - yummy!

A fossil.

A fossil.

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媽祖洞(Mazu Cave), named after the goddess Mazu.

媽祖洞(Mazu Cave), named after the goddess Mazu.

A fiberglass replica of the "Queen's Head", the most famous rock in the park - just in case that erosion (or a misbehaving tourist) topples over the real one.

A fiberglass replica of the "Queen's Head", the most famous rock in the park - just in case that erosion (or a misbehaving tourist) topples over the real one.


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