Thoughts of a Canadian Exchange Student

Yehliu Geological Rock Park (野柳)

Posted in Money, Outdoors, Sightseeing, Taipei, Taiwan, Transportation, Weather by J on December 31, 2008


The potential rain.

Yehliu Geological Park (野柳) was explored: July 9, 2008.

Yehliu Geological Park (野柳) is one of those beautiful places that’s a bunch of fun to explore and play around in with your friends. Not only is is close to Taipei (just a bus ride away!), it’s really cheap, too. As a student, it was only 25 NTD for me. ^^

And surprise, surprise, there were rain clouds hovering nearby. (It must be the season.) Luckily, they didn’t come over towards us. The right side of the park was heavy with darkness and the left side was bright as could be. The side of the light won. Although, if the darkness did win, it might have been a welcome respite from the heat and humidity. And no, when we got to the top of the “pirate’s hill,” it didn’t get any cooler. It was as if we were too short to reach the breeze or something. Haha~ Anyways, I had a very fun day in the park!


First view of the rocks. Totally sunny.

It’s definitely a place for imagination. One part of the geological park almost seems like you’re climbing a pirate’s hill searching for treasure. In other parts, there’s neat shaped rocks that you can climb on and make funny faces. And there’s even rocks that are shaped like tofu (豆腐)!


A pirate’s hill?

Although I don’t recommend it, we did somewhat subvert the rules. We put one foot over the red line! “Gasp! Shock!” Oh, but the really gross thing was that in the area that I went over the red line, there were all these black little dots on the rocks. When I moved towards these dots, they started moving! It was like a black tide of bugs swarming away from me. Thank-you for swarming away! Imagine if they swarmed towards me. So. Many. Bugs. Ick.


Tofu rocks

Oh! Don’t forget to take a picture with the famous Queen’s Head (女王頭) because it’ll be gone soon due to erosion! It’s a rock shaped like the head of an Egyptian queen, and it really does look like the head of a queen. Yehliu is a cool wonder of nature.


The Queen’s Head


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  1. Kelli Garner said, on October 2, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Really nice posts. I will be checking back here regularly.

  2. wah yean said, on December 21, 2009 at 5:49 am

    nice !

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