Yehliu Geopark – Visitors Guide

Yehliu Geopark is a 1.7-meter-long cape in New Taipei’s Wanli District. It has various naturally formed hoodoo stone formations. Keep reading to learn whether they’re worth seeing.

I’ve been to Yehliu Geopark several times. I want to help you determine whether it’s worth visiting. By providing a bunch of information.

What Is Yehliu Geopark?

Hours8 AM–5 AM
Address207, New Taipei City, Wanli District, 港東路167-1號
Regular FeeNT$120 ($4.00)
Chinese Name (Traditional)野柳地質公園
Included in Taipei Fun Pass?Yes
Yehliu Geopark information.

Yehliu Geopark is a 1,700-meter-long cape formed by geological forces pushing Datun Mountain into the sea. Hoodoo stones coat the cape’s surface. And erosion throughout the years carved them into various rock formations I’ll cover in this guide.

Yehliu, New Taipei City, Taiwan
One area in Yehliu.

The Queen’s Head (女王頭) is Yehliu Geopark’s most famous formation. And you’ll need to get in line to take a picture of it.

But why not just snap a photo of it from behind the rock?

Because people can only see the resemblance of a queen’s head if they look at the rock from the right angle.

Things to Do

Aside from strolling along Yehliu Geopark’s trails and taking pictures of the hoodoo rock formations, there’s nothing else to do.

You’ll find souvenir shops, street food vendors, and other stands at Yehliu Geopark’s entrance. I’ve never heard of or seen any noteworthy food items at these stands. But they’re a great way to fill your belly and hydrate during a scorching day.

Rock Formations

While browsing, you’ll find the following rock formations throughout Yehliu Geopark [1 HTTP link]:

Formation NameArea LocationWhat it Resembles
Queen’s HeadArea 2A woman’s nose & hair
Fairy’s ShoesArea 2A slipper
Ice Cream RockArea 1Scoop of ice cream on a cone
DrumstickArea 2Fried chicken drumstick
Dragon’s HeadArea 2A dragon’s head
Candle-shaped rockArea 1Candles with a burning wick
Marine Bird RockArea 3A bird
Mushroom RocksEverywhereMushrooms
HoneycombArea 1Honeycombs
Pineapple BunArea 2Pineapple bun pastries
Queen’s Head 2Close to entranceAnother woman’s head
Ginger RockEverywhereGinger
Peanut RockArea 2A rock
Camel RockNAA camel
Japanese GeishaNAA geisha’s head
Gorilla RockNAA gorilla
The LeopardCan’t rememberA leopard
A whaleCan’t rememberA whale
List of rock formations at Yehliu Geopark, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Queens Head, Yehliu, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Wooden whale, Yehliu, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Queens head 2, Yehliu, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Queen’s Head 2

Entrance Fee

You’ll need to pay NT$120 per person to enter Yehliu Geopark. During special occasions, Yehliu Geopark may offer discounts to visitors. Students with an ID card, or children aged 6–12, pay NT$60.

Check vacation deal websites like Klook or KKday for deals, also. If you book for the first time on Klook app, they’ll give you 5% off.

Groups of 30 or more people will get a 20% discount [2 HTTP link].

How Do You Get to Yehliu Geopark

Those coming from Taipei City should take the 1815 bus. It’ll cost NT$83 and take an hour and 15 minutes to reach the closest stop to Yehliu Geopark (one way).

Those outside Taipei should take the Taiwan High-Speed Rail (THSR) or Taiwan Railway Association (TRA) to Taipei Main Station. From there, you have a couple of options:

  • Take the Taipei MRT (Red line) to Daan Park Station and transfer to Keelung Bus 953
    • Explore Daan Forest Park while you’re in the area
  • Transfer to Kuo-Kuang Bus 1815
  • Take the MRT (Red line) to Tamsui Station, then transfer to Keelung Bus 862
    • While in Tamsui, consider exploring the Old Street & wharf
  • Take the MRT (Red line) to Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall Station & transfer to the Green line train bound for Xindian Station
    • Depart at Gongguan Station and transfer to Keelung Bus 1068 from the National Taiwan University stop
      • While in Gongguan, visit the secondhand market & street food market

All the buses will require you to depart at the Yehliu Geopark stop.

You could also hail a taxi, order an Uber, or rent a car.

Yehliu Geopark Day Tours

Nearby Attractions

Attractions nearby Yehliu Geopark are as follows:

AttractionEntry feeWhat it isDistance from Yehliu Geopark
Wanli UFO VillageNAVillage with abandoned UFO-shaped homes1.2 mi (1.93 km)
Yehliu Geopark Ocean WorldNT$450 ($15)Marine parks & dolphin showsAdjacent
Guei Hou Fish HarborNAFresh seafood & quick snack0.7 mi (1.13 km)
Dalongdong Bao’an TempleNATaiwan folk religion temple0.4 mi (0.64 km)
Green Bay BeachNASand beach1.8 mi (2.9 km)
Yehliu Geopark Te Chan JieNAMarketAdjacent
Attractions nearby Yehliu Geopark.

I’ve been to Yehliu Geopark Te Chan Jie, Green Bay Beach, and Gui Hou Fish Harbor. The Harbor has various vendors selling seafood and seating. And the shrimp I had there tasted great.

An excellent place to snag a snack before reaching Yehliu Geopark. There’s also Te Chan Jie. It’s an indoor market outside the entrance to Yehliu Geopark. They have many snacks, street food vendors, and souvenir shops.

And Green Bay Beach, otherwise known as Emerald Bay (or Feicui Bay), is a sand beach. That’s it. To learn more about this beach, and other strands of sand and gravel along Taiwan’s coasts, explore a separate guide.

Wanli UFO Village is a semi-abandoned beachside resort with 6 Futuro and Venturo (UFO) houses. The resort never took off, so the owners left the homes to rot. There’s nothing to do here other than view interesting architecture.

And you can’t enter these homes. As there is broken glass and unstable furniture everywhere.

Guihou fish harbor
Great place to visit if you love seafood.

Plan on staying near Yehliu Geopark?


How Did Yehliu Geopark Form?

Yehliu Geopark’s rock formations formed by erosion caused by chemically altered seawater continually beating against the rocks.