Photo Moment: Queen’s Head Rock in Yehliu Geopark

This is Queen’s Head Rock in Wanli, Yehliu, Northern Taiwan. It’s the main attraction in Yehliu Geopark, which is operated by the North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area.

This particular area along Taiwan’s northern coastline is famous for its beautiful landscapes. In fact, Yehliu was awarded the honor of being the “Most Beautiful Landscape in Taiwan” in 2013 by Focus Taiwan. Best of all, it’s an easy and inexpensive day trip from Taipei. Admission to the park is $50NT ($1.50USD) and the bus is around $100NT ($3USD).

There are a number of cool rock formations in the park boasting whimsical names such as the Beehive, Ginger Rocks, Sea Candles, Camel Rock, and Fairy Shoe. Queen’s Head Rock is the park’s most famous attraction, and its claim to fame is obviously its uncanny resemblance to the lady monarch. The rock is also an unofficial emblem for the town of Wanli and for Taiwan.

Visit my photo essay of Yehliu Geopark for more photos.

Things You Need To Know:

Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 5:00pm

How To Get There By Bus: 

  • From Taipei City, take Kuo Kuang Hao bus #1815 from the Zhongxiao-Fuxing MRT Station Exit 9.
  • From Danshui, take the express bus #862 near Tamshui MRT station. It comes every 30 minutes from 5:50am until 8:20pm.
  • From Keelung, take the express bus #790 at Keelung Station (near Keelung Railway Station). It comes every ten minutes from 5:50am to 10:00pm

Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian expat who has been living abroad in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on on Twitter @globetrotteri or on Instagram at

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