Yeliu Geopark, Northeast Taiwan

What a gorgeous day to be on the coast!

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Our first Valentines Day in Taiwan, (also V-Day supporting the efforts to end violence against women) and our last big vacation adventure was today. We traveled on bus 1815 towards Jinshan from downtown Taipei and got off in the fishing town of Yeliu. The town itself doesn’t have much besides great seafood, but follow the signs towards the Geopark for surprising scenery.

20130215-190305.jpg Looking back at the bus stop in the town of Yeliu.

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The fishing village town is cute and quaint. They love squid here as you can tell by the giant bulbs on the boats.

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A better satellite photo of the park is shown here next to the park entrance where you buy your tickets for nt$50, about us$1.60.

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Get yourself some fresh squeezed juice and fried seaweed or smoked squid snack before entering the park.

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Upon entry you come to a small rocky beach where you can hang out, have a picnic and if it’s a busy day, watch the tour groups walk along the paved path ahead.

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Yeliu Geopark is well known for its intriguing rock structures that draw people from around the world to see a symbol of Taiwan, the Queen’s head. In advertising photos it looks much larger than life. You can put the name in Google images for a photo that does it more justice. Interesting, but not worth waiting in the line for a photo opp.

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We wandered past the crowds and up the path past the central toilets. This is the place to be to really take in the scenery and ocean views.

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Yeah! Loving this gorgeous day!

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The island flora and fauna typically gorgeous, of course!

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If you continue down the path another quarter mile or so, you arrive at the farthest lookout point. Unhindered by many other tourists, you can really experience the land meets sea experience. Reminding me of my Big Sur, CA home….ahhhhaaa…the sea relaxes me.

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Come visit!

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