Some say, the name Yehliu originated from the transliteration of an aboriginal place.
Some others say, the name is actually the abbreviation of Punto Diablos without the consonants "d" and "b."
Yehliu topped the voting list of top 10 landscapes in Taiwan conducted by Taiwanese government in 2015.
Coming to Yehliu, you have to check out the geopark. Don't forget about the surrounding beautiful scenery and coastline either.
The geopark and ocean world are connected. Yehliu Fishing Port is on the east side, and Dongao Fishing Port is on the west side.
Many people don't notice the abandoned abalone pool next to the harbor that's a hot spot for diving.
If you have the chance to get wet, you'll be able to see barrel sponges and cockles near the geopark.
Prior to entering the geopark, pay attention to the traffic flow due to a large number of tourists.
The geopark is on the left side; the building on the right side that obstructs the sea scenery is the ocean world.
Parking spots for smaller cars are behind the ocean world; the front spots are mainly for buses.
Entering the geopark, you'll see an area with shade trees. There are coastal plants, and replicated exotic rocks, such as Queen's Head Rock.
Entrance to the park requires a reservation during peak hours. Be sure to inquire online beforehand. Just follow the signs once you enter the park.
If you have a mobile phone, you can scan the QR code on the board providing you with a free electronic tour.
The geopark is divided into 3 areas. The first one is the terrain area, consisting mainly of Mushroom Rocks and Candlestick Rocks.
The rocks in the second area are similar to the first one, but just in smaller quantity.
The Queen's Head Rock in the second area is the most popular.
The third area is the abrasion platform, which is also an Ecological Conservation Zone.
Keep in mind that Yehliu is a headland, which means sea waves can come crashing onto the shore at any time. Don't get too close to the coastline.
Pay attention to safety while visiting. Don't cross the warning sign and do listen to direction given by the on-site staff.