When heading to Jiu-fen and Jinguashi from Keelung, take the Northern Coastal Highway.
It allows you to travel through the downtown, industrial area and beautiful bay.
There are sometimes seasonal views along the way, such as the edible seaweed "Agar-agar" being laid out to dry in the sun by residents.
There is also a secluded place only known to the locals on this segment of the road. It's Shen-au Harbor, which we are bringing you this time.
Shen-au, also known as Fanzi-au, is an important sea-going port in North Coast.
Shark meat is the most popular dish near the harbor.
The hidden place is a marine abrasion landform by the harbor, a little smaller, but more thrilling than Yeh-liu.
The most famous sea cave is referred to as "Elephant Trunk Rock" by some people.
You'll need to go through the harbor to get to Elephant Trunk Rock. There will probably be a direction sign by the small truck next to a breakwater, letting you know which way to go.
到象鼻岩要穿越港口，防波堤前可能會在小貨車前的指示圖，剛好可以指點你方向。 ==the sign says "walk forward."/標示寫著「往前走」。==
After walking through roadblocks, a gorgeous marine abrasion platform suddenly appears before your eyes.
The small island ahead of the abrasion platform is Keelung Islet.
Going through the marine abrasion platform and climbing over rocks, you'll see a thrilling cliff. Be sure to pay attention to safety.
There are various marine abrasion landforms by the cliff. Large Mushroom Rocks resemble various creatures.
Across from the cliff is a sea cave that's a dead ringer for an elephant
The Elephant Trunk appears upon approaching.
We like to remind you again to pay special attention as you are standing above a cliff over 10 meters deep.
The diversity of the marine abrasion platforms here is no less impressive than Yeh-liu.
The scenery here is just breathtaking. There are people who come here to take pictures during weekdays.
For instance, this mushroom rock looks like a turtle. There is Keelung Islet when you look into the distance.
This turtle-shaped rock looks like it's worshiping Keelung Islet. It's the prime spot for many people taking photos.
As mentioned in our Jiu-fen article, the beautiful mountain and sea scenery that we saw when looking across the sea is Shen-au.
When you look toward the mountains from Shen-au, the valley surrounded by mountains is Jiu-fen.
Lights sparkle and glisten at dusk, making Jiu-fen look like a goldmine in the valley.
Before leaving, don't forget to try a cup of Agar Jelly.
It's made from the ingredient agar-agar that you just saw on your way here.