Spring Break Getaways: Visiting Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan

Throw all the books aside and bring your (film) camera out on this breathtaking trip to Yehliu Geopark!

“Here’s to a vacation of no regrets!” ― Joan Rylen

photo by syerowoo. Shot with Kodak GB 200.

During my spring break — although in Singapore, its more of an academic-year-end break — my family and I decided to fly to Taiwan for a vacation and I brought my La Sardina along with me to capture the most memorable moments of this trip! In this post, I’ll be sharing about the memorable experience I had at Yeh Liu Geopark ( 野柳地質公園).

Just to give you a brief overview of the history of this Geopark: In early days, local residents earned their living at sea and they relied on rice suppliers from inner land to offer rice to them.

During transportation, some local people would use the sharp bamboo tube to stick the rick sack and leave a hole on it, so that the rice may slip out and could be picked up by them. As a result, rice traders often mentioned “the rice was stolen by the savages” (whereas “steal” and “savage” are pronounced similar to Yeh (savage) and liu (steal) in Taiwanese).

Yehliu Geopark is famous for its sea-erosion landscape and Queen’s Head. Also definitely not to be missed, the fantastic view of the sunset.

Now I’ll let the photos do most of the talking instead, since the saying goes, a picture paints a thousand words.

photo by syerowoo. Shot with Kodak GB 200.

Even though we visited this park before, and our place of residence was an hour-and-a-half’s journey away, we decided to make a return trip to the park just because of the amazing scenery and breeze you could feel standing at the coast. If given another chance, I’d gladly visit that place a third time.

It was around 23 degrees, so to a Singaporean (living in really warm weather – about 28 to 30 degrees in the day), it was nothing. Locals could be seen donning long sleeved tops, but to us, the cool weather was simply a blessing.

photo by syerowoo. Shot with Lomography X-Pro 200.

There was a really long queue to take a picture with the famous Queen’s Head, but we decided to give it a miss as the sun was setting soon.

photo by syerowoo. Shot with Lomography X-Pro 200.

Overall, it was a really great experience, to be able to get away from all the busy life in the city and relax at the Geopark, where nature meets humans. I could even stand at the top of the park and look at the vast sea the whole afternoon!

It’s great to be able to take a break from all the studying once in a while!

Information on the history of the Geopark was taken from ylgeopark.

written by syerowoo on 2013-03-27 in #world #locations #taipei #locations #yehliu #travel #escape-from-the-city #yeh-liu #taiwan #holiday #spring-break-getaways #geopark #spring-break #vacation #family

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