Thursday, March 13, 2014
Yehliu Geopark - TAIWAN (R.O.C.)
Today only one card was waiting for me in my mailbox - a official from Taiwan. When we think in Taiwan it's normal to immediately imagine the crowded cities and the high end technology factories, but there are lots of natural wonders in this island and that's why Spanish called it "Formosa" (beautiful). The Yehliu Geopark is well known because all the strange natural formations that almost look like man made statues, like the one we see in the postcard ("The Queen's Head"). Thank you very much tce, this is only my second card from Taiwan. This postcard took 14 days to arrive!
Yeliu is a cape in the town of Wanli, New Taipei, Taiwan.The cape was formed as geological forces pushed Datun Mountain out of the sea. A distinctive feature of the cape is the hoodoo stones that dot its surface. These shapes can be viewed at the Yehliu Geopark operated by the North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area administration. A number of rock formations have been given imaginative names based on their shapes. The best known is the "Queen's Head" an iconic image in Taiwan and an unofficial emblem for the town of Wanli.