Baoan Temple and Yehliu Geology Park

Wanli Travel Blog

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After having breakfast at the hotel, took the MRT down to Taipei Main Station.  From there, got on a bus that was headed to the North Coast to be dropped off at Wanli.  The cost was 92 NTD and it was about an hour or so bus ride.  After being dropped off on Hwy #2, it was about a 10-15 minute walk to the park. 

During the walk I came across Baoan Temple, which is Yehliu's religious center.  I decided to stop and read about the Lantern Festival and its significance for Yehliu.  Apparently, the fishermen in Yehliu hold a "clean harbor" worship ritual every Lantern Festival.  They do this in order to rid the sea of evil spirits and pray for great fishing for the year.

Silencing the Queen at Yehliu Geology Park
  They prepare sedan chairs for the gods of the Baoan Temple to tour around the area.  Lastly, the parade literally walks into the sea in order to symbolize ridding the sea of evil spirits and for a good fishing season.   

Upon entry into Yehliu Geology Park, I noticed that Ocean World is co-located with the park.  The park is open from 08:00 ~ 17:00 and cost is 50 NTD for adults and 25 for children.  The cape is about 1700 meters long and you will see different shapes of rocks that range from shapes of mushroom, ginger, chessboard, and candlewick.  For those interested in bird watching, Yehliu is known to be a resting place for migratory birds. 

Ocean World is open from 08:30 ~ 17:00 and cost is 350 NTD for adults and 300 NTD for children. 

magicmaxliu says:
Wow... even me, a Taiwanese, I have never been there. Nice pictures, I must pay a visit next time I go home! LOL!
Posted on: Jul 19, 2007
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