KEELUNG AND THE NATURAL WONDERS OF YELIU
Nature excursion, Lunch not included
We will leave the port and drive to Chung Cheng Park (Kang Park). There is a 25-metre high white statue of the Goddess of Mercy in the park, which has become one of the landmarks of Keelung. The park overlooks Keelung city and the harbour. There are three levels in the park containing a historic cannon fort, a Buddhist library and a temple.
We will then drive to Yehliu Park. Yehliu is a cape about 1,700 metres long formed by Datun Mountain and reaching into the sea. Looking at it from above, it resembles a giant turtle descending into the sea. As such, it is also called "Yehliu Turtle" because the rock layer of the seashore contains sandstone with a limestone texture and is subject to sea erosion, weathering and earth movements. There is also unique scenery consisting of sea trenches/pot holes, fungus-shaped rocks and pot-shaped rocks. It is divided into three sections: the first section has rocks like Queen's Head, Fairy's Shoe and a Candle; the second section has rocks like Bean Curd and a Dragon Head; and the third section has sea-eroded caves, seal-shaped rocks, etc. The site is suitable for geological study and field research. There is also a statue of Lin Tien Jane in commemoration of his bravery in sacrificing his own life to save others. The monument describes the touching story in detail.
Please note: This excursion is NOT recommended for guests with mobility problems. The order of the itinerary may vary. A sun hat, sunglasses and bottled water are recommended. Suitable clothing is recommended in order to enter places of worship.
What you need to know
Please note. This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems. The order of the itinerary may vary. A sunhat, sunglasses and bottled water are recommended. Suitable clothing is recommended for entrance to places of worship.
There is limited availability of English-language guides.