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North Coast | Nature as Your Witness



Stretching some 1,700 meters into the sea in the township of Wanli, Yeliu is a striking promontory formed by an extension of the Datun Mountains. Over millennia, ocean and elements have sculpted the cape geology into a rare natural treasure featuring sea cliffs, mushroom-shaped rocks, beehive rocks, ginger rocks, kettle holes, checkerboard rocks, sea caves, and other formations resembling candles, a fairy shoe, an ice-cream cone, and other interesting shapes. A highlight attraction is the "Queen's Head" rock, which bears an uncanny resemblance to its titular subject.

The warm-hued sandstone, kettle holes, and colorfully veined stone form a stunning natural canvas accentuated by the blue sky and ocean spray.

  • No.167-1, Gangdong Rd., Wanli Dist., New Taipei City
  • +886-2-2492-2016
  • 7:30am – 6:00pm weekdays and 7:30am – 6:30pm weekends between May and Sept, 7:30am – 5:00pm in winter.
  • Take National Freeway 2 and exit at Wanli. Turn left onto Provincial Highway 2 toward Jinshan and Wanli. Prior to Wanli Tunnel, turn left at Yutian Road and Gangdong Road. Follow the signs to Yehliu Geopark.

Linshanbi Recreation Area

Photo courtesy of North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Administration

Linshanbi is a partner promontory of Fugui Cape on Taiwan's north coast. Some 800,000 years ago Mt. Datun erupted, sending a flow of magma into the sea, where it cooled and formed this narrow strip of land. Wave and wind erosion have sharpened the angles of the rock and carved unusual ventifacts on an impressive scale. All can be enjoyed from a 1,200-meter-long wood-plank path that circuits the cape, bringing the beautiful ocean into view. This area's reputation as a pre-wedding photo site has only grown bigger since it was featured in a scene from the movie Secret, starring local idols Jay Chou and Gui Lun-mei.

  • Demao Vil., Shimen Dist., New Taipei City
  • From Yehliu Geopark, take Provincial Highway 2 toward Sanzhi. The area is off Provincial Highway 2 near the 23-kilometer mark.

Shimen Wedding Plaza

Shimen Wedding Plaza
Photo courtesy of LISHE Fashion Wedding

With its beautiful coastline, Taiwan's north coast is understandably a popular destination for pre-wedding photo shoots. The North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Administration has further polished this reputation with the addition of the Shimen Wedding Plaza.

The white-themed plaza has an archway, wall clock, decorative columns, arcade, flower stands, and other attractive elements that blend with the surrounding natural landscape to evoke a romantic Mediterranean scene. An ivory-white stone wall opens up to a tranquil ocean view, and the archway beckons one down a pleasant path set against a backdrop of blue sea and sky. For lovers, newlyweds, or long-married couples, the Shimen Wedding Plaza brings the romantic spirit to a new high.

  • Fuji Vil., Shimen Dist., New Taipei City
  • From Yehliu Geopark, take Provincial Highway 2 toward Sanzhi.The plaza is off Provincial Highway 2 near the 24.3-kilometer mark.