6 Best Spots for Nature-Tripping in Taipei

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“Sea Candles,” “Ice Cream Rock,” “Princess’ Head” — these are just some of the world’s most peculiar geological formations that you will find in Yehliu Geopark. But, perhaps, this 1700-meter cape’s most famous attraction is the “Queen’s Head” hoodoo, a spire of rock that resembles a queen holding her head up high. Every year, around the lunar month of May, a procession is held to commemorate the discovery of a carved statue of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu in a Yehliu sea cave.

Where: No. 167-1, Gangdong Road, Wanli District, New Taipei City

How to get there: Take the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle (862, Crown Northern Coastline Route) and alight at the Yehliu Geopark stop

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Andy Flores is a pathological penny pincher with impulse shopping and binge-eating tendencies. She’s constantly saving up for new adventures, so she dabbles in writing jobs here and there. Her not-so-secret dream is to be an extra in a big Bollywood movie.