A Dazzling Light Show Illuminates Taiwan’s Yehliu Geopark

Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan.
Rock formations are illuminated by dazzling light at Yehliu Geopark. (Image: Billy Shyu via Nspirement)

Located in Wanli District in northern Taiwan’s New Taipei City, Yehliu Geopark is known for its stunning array of rock formations. To further promote tourism along the north coast, the Yehliu Geopark Light Show was first held in 2018.

2020 Yehliu Geopark Light Show in Taiwan.
2020 Yehliu Geopark Light Show in Taiwan. (Image: via Taiwan Tourism Bureau)

2020 Yehliu Geopark Light Show

Sponsored by Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Administration, the 2020 Yehliu Geopark Light Show was set to take place in April but was postponed to September 27 through October 4, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please watch this video of the Yehliu Geopark Light Show:

Admission 

With the theme of “Yehliu’s Night Tours — See the Queen’s Head Illuminated at Night,” The Night Tour activity is open to the general public who carried any two Taiwan’s Government Uniform Invoices (統一發票). All the invoices collected will be donated to charity.

The entire Yehliu Geopark is decorated with colorful lights.
The entire Yehliu Geopark is decorated with colorful lights. (Image: Julia Fu via Nspirement)

Magnificent light show

The entire Geopark was illuminated with colorful lights over this duration. The five-minute light show was conducted every 30 minutes from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Gerpark’s two zones simultaneously.

The theme of the light show this year is 'Yehliu’s Night Tours — See the Queen’s Head Illuminated at Night.'
The theme of the light show this year is ‘Yehliu’s Night Tours — See the Queen’s Head Illuminated at Night.’ (Image: via Taiwan Tourism Bureau)

The eastern zone features the iconic formation of the “Queen’s Head” (女王頭), and a variety of other awe-inspiring rock formations, such as the “Fairy Shoe,” “Elephant Rock,” the “Leopard Rock,” the “Sea Grooves,” and many other well-named rocks.

Yehliu Geopark light show in Taiwan
The ‘Queen’s Head’ is the iconic rock at Yehliu Geopark. (Image: Billy Shyu via Nspirement)

The western zone is characterized by the “Cute Princess Rock” (俏皮公主), the “Beehive,” the “Ginger Rocks,” the “Sea Candles,” the “Mushroom Rocks,” and many Miocene shallow sea organism fossils and trace fossils, etc.

Queen's Head at Geopark in Taiwan.
The iconic ‘Queen’s Head’ is seemingly more mysterious when it is illuminated at night. (Image: Billy Shyu via Nspirement)

Queen’s Head Concert

In addition to taking in the awesome rock formations illuminated by colorful lights, a musical performance dubbed the “Queen’s Head Concert” was also held on the night of October 3. Some famous local singers, violinists, and the Youth String Orchestra of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra were invited to perform at the concert.

The Queen’s Head Concert at Yehliu Geopark on Oct. 3, 2020.
The Queen’s Head Concert at Yehliu Geopark on Oct. 3, 2020. (Image: Screenshot via YouTube)

Dazzling light on stunning rocks, powerful laser beams shining through the sky, as well as vibrant music and a pleasant breeze make for a mesmerizing ambiance that turned the coast into a wonderland. It is definitely worthwhile to pay a visit to Yehliu Geopark to explore the fantastic Queen’s Head and other curious rock formations illuminated by dazzling lights at night next year.

Yehliu Geopark Light Show.
The entrance of Yehliu Geopark is decorated colorfully. (Image: Julia Fu via Nspirement)

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