For other uses, see Yehliu (surname).

Yehliu (Chinese: 野柳; pinyin: Yěliǔ) is a cape in Wanli District, New Taipei, Taiwan.[1]

The cape, known by geologists as the Yehliu Promontory, forms part of the Daliao Miocene Formation. It stretches approximately 1,700 metres into the ocean and was formed as geological forces pushed the Datun Mountains out of the sea.[2]

A distinctive feature of the cape is the hoodoo stones that dot its surface. These shapes can be viewed at the Yehliu Geopark operated by the North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area administration. A number of rock formations have been given imaginative names based on their shapes. The best known is the "Queen's Head" (女王頭), an iconic image in Taiwan and an unofficial emblem for the town of Wanli. Other formations include the "Fairy Shoe", the "Beehive", the "Ginger Rocks", and the "Sea Candles".


Queen's Head

Queens Head Rock is a natural wonder in Yehliu, Taiwan. Queens Head Rock was sculpted by nature. It is a major attraction in Northern Taiwan. People come from all over the world to see Queen's Head and the others. There are many geological formations that stretch along the beach and out into the cape. One of these is the Queen of the cape! She is Queens Head (女王頭)!

Queen's Head, named after its resemblance to a woman's head, took over 4000 years to form. The length of its neck is 125 cm and has been weathered at a rate of 0.2 to 0.5 cm per year. It is expected to break in the next few years or by the next earthquake. The popularity of the site draws increasing numbers of international tourists.

Princess' Head

There is a Successor of The Queen's Head- Princess’ Head in the park. The successor is chosen to distract the attention of the Queen's Head and prevent the Queen's Head from being touched by tourists and accelerate the damage.

Since the Queen's Head is fragile, it has been protected by a stone necklace.

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  1. Specer, David (24 November 2017). "Taiwan's Top 10 natural wonders". Taiwan News. Retrieved 27 November 2017.