Sunday Snapshot: Yehliu Geopark [Wanli, Taiwan]

¬†Yehliu Geopark is a short ride from the city of Keelung on Taiwan’s northeast coast. The most distinctive feature is the hoodoo stones (similar to those in Bryce Canyon, Utah but on a smaller scale). Each stone has been given an imaginative name like the Queen’s Head, Mushroom Rocks, and the Fairy Shoe. The composition of the rock is mostly sandstone and limestone which allows for sea erosion and weathering to take its toll. The geological landscape has also been heavily influenced by the movement of the same tectonic plates that created ¬†the Datun Mountain System just west of Keelung.

Yehliu Geopark

For more information:

Yehliu Geopark

http://www.ylgeopark.org.tw/ENG/info/YlIntroduction_en.aspx

Taiwan: The Heart of Asia

http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/m1.aspx?sNo=0002091&id=155

North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area

http://www.northguan-nsa.gov.tw/user/Article.aspx?Lang=2&SNo=04002756