Yehlin Cape, Taiwan, what an awesome day of discovery! In your wildest dreams did you ever think you would see a mountain that was forced out of the sea? Welcome to Yehliu Promontory, a wild and beautiful cape on the northern coast of Taiwan, in Yehliu village in Wanli District, New Taipei, Taiwan. Yehliu stretches its majestic beauty approximately 1,700 meters into the ocean. That is over a mile of rugged beauty, formed when geological forces pushed Datun Mountain out of the sea.
Yehliu cape has a very interesting shape, almost resembling a turtle and is also called “Yehliu Turtle” by the locals. In the past, Yehliu was a key channel of the trade route between mainland China and Keelung harbor. These awesome formations were known to cause many shipwrecks and loss of life. Some of these geographical formations have such unusual shapes that they have been given a variety of unique names to fit the shape. One of the most famous is called “Queen’s Head” and has become the unofficial emblem for the town of Wanli.
Yehliu Geopark is operated by the North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area administration and is open daily from 7:30-5:00. Yehliu is a short drive from Taipei and is served by two buses:
Tel: 0800-588-010、886-2- 2432-3185、886-2-2433-6111
Danshui Bus(Tansui Bus)
Tel: 0800-002-277、886-2- 2621-3340
If you are traveling in the area of Taipei, I urge you to take some time and discover Yehliu cape, read about the legend of the Turtle Elf, and find peace in the beauty of this modern oasis.