Yeliu Geopark Taipei – A Must Visit Destination for Nature Lovers

Yeliu Geopark Taipei – A Must Visit Destination for Nature Lovers

If you are interested in unique geological landscapes and beautiful coastal scenery, then you definitely don’t want to miss the Yehliu Geopark!

In this article, I will take you on a journey to explore this unique geological park located in northern Taiwan, and share my travel experience and insights on planning your visit.

Next, let me introduce the location of Yehliu Geopark, how to get there, ticket prices, opening hours, what you can do, and other interesting attractions nearby.

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Where is Yehliu Geopark

Yehliu Geopark is located in Shimen District, New Taipei City, Taiwan, and is a natural protected area famous for its unique rock formations.

This area covers about 1.3 hectares and features a diverse and unique geological landscape formed by long-term weathering and erosion of the rocks.

How to Get There

There are various transportation options available to get to Yehliu Geopark.

If you prefer public transportation, you can take the following ways:

  1. Take the MRT Red Line (Tamsui -Xinyi Line) to Tamsui Station [R28], then take bus 862 to Yehliu stop, with a bus every 30 minutes.
  2. Take the Kuo-Kuang Bus 1815 from Taipei Main Station to Yehliu stop, with a bus every 20 minutes.
  3. Take the train to Keelung Railway Station, then take bus 790 to Yehliu stop, with a bus every 15 minutes.

I strongly recommend that you get two useful tools to make your travel go smoothly:EasyCard & 4G SIM Card.
With EasyCard, you can explore Taiwan easily; with the local 4G SIM card, you will find your destination easily, check the latest public transport schedules immediately, and share your vacation photos or videos with your family and friends anytime, anywhere.

If you prefer to drive, you can also rent a car to get there.

Rental car information is provided below.


Yehliu Geopark is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and in summer (July and August), it is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Visiting hours may be subject to change due to special circumstances, so it is best to check the official website or related information before you go to ensure accurate visiting times.


RegularNT$120 ($4)
Group (>30 ppl)NT$96 ($3.2)
Students with ISIC (International Student Identity Card)NT$60 ($2)
  • Daily guided tour ➔ Book Here
    • Morning session 09:00~11:00
    • Afternoon session 13:00~15:00

Skip the line with YOUR online ticket!

Buy tickets online ahead of time, although these tickets are usually sold at the same price as regular tickets, you can spend your time doing something else instead of waiting in ticket-buying line!

What to Do in Yehliu Geopark

Once you arrive at Yehliu Geopark, you will be amazed by the stunning geological landscape before you.

Here, you can wander among the rocks and admire various unique rock formations, while getting a close-up view of the special structures and patterns on the rocks.

One of the most famous rocks in the park is the “Queen’s Head,” which looks like the profile of an elegant queen, with her hairstyle, forehead, nose, and chin clearly visible from a distance.

The “Cute Princess,” with a ponytail-like shape, has taken the baton from the Queen’s Head and become a rising star in the Yehliu Scenic Area.

In addition, there are many unique rock formations, such as the “Fairy Shoe”,”Candlestick Rock,” and “Mushroom Rock,” which are excellent photography subjects for enthusiasts.

At Yehliu Geopark, you can stroll along the wooden walkways in the park and admire the beautiful scenery from different angles as the rock formations change.

Walk along the coastline and listen to the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks, and feel the power and beauty of nature.

If you are interested in geology, in addition to paying for guided tours, there are also information signs and exhibition halls in the park, which introduce the unique geological landscape and ecological environment of the area, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the natural beauty of this region.

There are also rest areas and restrooms set up in the park, providing visitors with a place to rest and use basic facilities. In addition, there are also snack vendors in the park, allowing you to taste the local cuisine while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

What Else Fun near Yehliu Geopark

Yehliu Ocean World(野柳海洋世界)

Photo from Klook

Yehliu Ocean World is a theme park full of marine life in northern Taiwan, featuring a variety of marine life displays, interactive activities, sea lion performances, touch pool areas, and environmental education, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the marine world and learn more about marine life and conservation.

Photo from Klook

The original price of the ticket is NT$450 ($15), and you can get a 10% discount by purchasing it online through the link provided below.

Yehliu Ocean World(野柳海洋世界)

  • Admission Fee:NT$450($15)
  • Get Location
  • Tel:+886 2 2492-1111
  • Hours:Mon – Fri 09:00~17:00 | Sat – Sun 09:00~17:30

Wanli Camel’s Hump(萬里駱駝峰)

The Wanli Camel’s Hump is a small independent coastal mountain that looks like a camel facing the sea.

When you reach the peak of the mountain, you will find a fortress in a mountain cave. Upon entering the cave, you can admire the beautiful scenery of the sea and the coastal areas from inside out. There are many irregular arched windows that allow you to clearly see distant fishing boats, Keelung Island, and even the waves on the sea. 

This unique view is definitely worth seeing.

If you visit Wanli Camel’s Hump, don’t miss the opportunity to climb to the top of this small mountain. The scenery here is very charming and definitely worth a visit.

Wanli Camel’s Hump(萬里駱駝峰)

Jinbaoli Old Street(金山老街)

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Jinbaoli Old Street is located in the Jiinshan District of New Taipei City in Taiwan. With a history of over 300 years, it is a neighborhood that has preserved the traces of its formr prosperity and is full of retro charm.

When visiting JJinbaoli Old Street, besides admiring the old architectural style, you can also taste the local cuisine.

There are many popular foods in Jinbaoli Old Street, including duck meat, oyster fritters, sweet potato with red flesh, and taro balls.

These foods are local specialty snacks that are absolutely a feast for the senses. Tourists can stroll around Jinbaoli Old Street, admire the ancient scenery, taste the local cuisine, and experience the rich historical culture and local way of life.

Jinbaoli Old Street(金山老街)

How I Plan My Trip to Yehliu Geopark

When planning a trip to Yehliu Geopark, I usually check the weather first, as it affects the comfort and scenery of the visit.

I bring sun hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect myself from the sun, and wear comfortable clothes and shoes to explore the park freely.

For purchasing tickets, I use KLOOK to get a good price and sometimes get dining vouchers or souvenir coupons from the visitor center.

If public transportation seems like too much trouble, you could decide to book a private car charter tour of Taipei’s popular tourist attractions instead. This option offers comfort and the opportunity to visit multiple sights.

Here are two recommended package tours:

Taipei: Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen, Shifen, and Golden Waterfall Day Tour

Discover the northeast corner of Taiwan on a day trip with a tour guide. See Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen Old Street, Shifen Old Street, and the Golden Waterfall. Travel is made easy with round-trip pick-up and drop-off services.

Yehliu Geopark and Keelung Harbor Guided Tour from Taipei

See the best of Keelung on a tour with harbor views, crab viewing, Yehliu Geopark, and the iconic Chung Cheng Park statue. Tour guaranteed to depart with just one participant.

I believe every visitor to Yehliu will be deeply attracted to the unique geological landscape and leave with beautiful memories.

If you haven’t visited Yehliu Geopark yet, consider adding it to your next travel plan and experiencing this unforgettable natural wonder.

Finally, If you still have any questions on your trip to Yehliu Geopark, please leave in the comments below, I will be more than happy to help you out:)

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