Visiting famous attraction in suburbs of Taipei. Yehliu Geopark, where a number of rock formations with imaginative names based on their shapes. The best known is the Queen's Head. Jiufen, a mining town during 1890s~1950s.
Taipei Main Station East Gate 3 (Depart at 9AM) - Yehliu Geopark - Jiufen Old Street - Gold Museum
Yehliu is a cape of about 1,700 meters long formed by Datun Mountain reaching into the sea. When overlooked from above, the place is like a giant turtle submerging into the sea. Thus, it is also called "Yehliu Turtle." Because the rock layer of seashore contains sandstone of limestone texture and it is subject to sea erosion, weathering and earth movements, there is particular scenery consisting of sea trenches/holes, candle shaped rocks, and pot shaped rocks.
Once the mountain town abandoned after digging gold fever subsided, the town is bustling again because of the movie "City of Sadness" and becomes as the most popular and longest old street in Taiwan. It provides a wide range of souvenirs and snacks, attracting a large number of tourists. If you come to Jiufen do not miss the famous snack - the taro balls.
The Gold Museum is with plenty of historical, humanities and natural heritage, the park is the first ecology museum in Taiwan. It lays special emphasis on heritage preservation, sustainable development; old buildings reuse as well as localized operations aimed at promoting regional development. In addition to enjoying the unique geological and natural sights here, visitors of the park will have better understanding of the mining history and community culture of Jingua Rock (Jinguashi).