Amazing Facts about the Bizarre YehLiu Geopark

TheYehLiuGeopark, located on the northern coast of Taiwan is a really surprising and astonishing place. It offers the visitors a stunning geological landscape view which will leave you surprised with the miracles conducted by nature. Below given are some of the most interesting facts about this place which will make you want to visit here at least once in your lifetime.

facts about the bizarre YehLiuGeopark

  • The YehLiuGeopark is a 1700 meter long Peninsula which is coming out into the ocean. It is dotted by weird and strange rock formations.
  • These rock formations are named according to their shapes. Some of the famous names for these rocks are honeycomb rocks, ginger rocks, mushroom rocks and pothole erosion, according to their strange formations.
  • The most well-known spot on this Geopark is the ‘Queen’s head’, which is also the unofficial emblem of the town of Wanli in Taiwan. It is one of the most iconic images in Taiwan.
  • The other famous formations visited by tourists are, ’The Fairy Shoe’, ‘The Bee Hive’, ‘’The Ginger Rocks’ and ‘The Sea Candles’.
  • These rocks contain fossils which show creatures from Taiwan from the medieval past. The fossils are kept intact and efforts are being made to preserve them so that they are available for tourists to see.
  • The area is filled with holes caused due to sea water erosions and unusual rock formation because of which, the atmosphere and environment in rich in ecological resources.
  • Sun, Wind, rain and waves are the factors which have a lot of impact on this strip, resulting in the formation of the rock patterns which we find bizarre.
  • There are over 180 mushroom rock formations at different spots of this narrow strip of land. Among these, the Queen’s head rock is the most iconic one.
  • The Sea Candle rocks have a ball shaped core which protrudes out from the rest of the rock, making it look like a candle with a burning flame. Hence, this name is appropriate for the rock.
  • Ginger rocks are rocks which are shaped uneven like Gingers.
  • Honeycomb rocks are shaped like mushrooms and have smaller holes of different shapes and sized on it, making it look like a honey comb. Water gets deposited in these holes and makes way for more sea water erosions and different formations.
  • The formation of these rocks keeps going on as the natural conditions of the area promote this and hence, more and more shaped rocks are always in making.