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Yehliu Geopark hosts colorful night tours and concert in April

By George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2019/04/10 20:28
Website: Taiwan News

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The Queen's Head (Photo courtesy of the Yehliu Geopark)
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園) in Wanli District (萬里區), New Taipei City, will have a very different look at night in April as the park’s trademark Queen’s Head and other spectacular rock formations will be illuminated by light shows, with a concert taking place on the magnificent seashore.

Those taking part in the Yehliu Night Tours will visit Queen’s Head (女王頭), Cute Princess Rock (俏皮公), and other interesting rock formations, and walk around Linying Lake (儷影湖), all of which will be illuminated, the North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Administration (NCGNSAA) said on Monday (April 8).

The Yehliu Night Tours will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 19, April 21–26, and April 28. Each day, 700 tickets will go on sale, including 500 tickets sold on the Internet and by phone, with 200 sold on site. A Night Tours ticket sells for NT$200. On-site sales start at 5:30 p.m.

The Queen’s Concert will take place 7-9 p.m. on April 20 and 27, featuring renowned cellist Chang Chen-chieh (張正傑), Chansontpe Chamber Orchestra (風之香頌管弦樂團), and pop songstresses Wan Fang (萬芳) and Christine Hsu (許景淳).

The NCGNSAA said the concert venue will be moved to the first beach area this year, and 600 tickets will be sold each night over the Internet and by phone. A concert ticket is NT$1,000.

Yehliu signs sister-park deal with Choshi Geopark

By Yu Chao-fu and Jake Chung
Fri, Sep 28, 2018 - Page 3 
Website: Taipei News

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Yehliu Geopark head Yang Ching-chien, left, and Choshi City Mayor Shinichi Koshikawa, hold a large photograph at a signing ceremony in Choshi City, Japan, on Thursday last week.

Yehliu Geopark in New Taipei City’s Wanli District (萬里) has become a sister park to Choshi Geopark in Japan’s Chiba Prefecture, a move that Tourism Bureau Director Chou Yung-hui (周永暉) said would help broaden the possibility of alliances with parks worldwide for others in Taiwan.

The agreement was signed at a hotel in Choshi City on Thursday last week by Yehliu Geopark head Yang Ching-chien (楊景謙) and Choshi City Mayor Shinichi Koshikawa, and witnessed by Chou and Deputy Representative to Japan Kuo Chung-shi (郭仲熙).

Geoparks are an important indicator of international tourism, as they provide geology and ecosystem tours, Chou said, adding that they are especially important for environmental education.

The establishment of sister parks will boost Taiwan-Japan tourism interaction, Chou said.

Chou said that the participation of the nation’s Geological Society at the signing ceremony showed academic inclusion, which would “help geoparks move toward globalization and increase Taiwan’s presence in the global tourism industry.”

The agreement is the fifth that Yehliu has signed with international peers, Yang said, adding that further endeavors would be geared toward nations in Southeast and Northeast Asia.

By signing such agreements, we are putting Yehliu Geopark’s name out there, which should draw more tourists to Taiwan and in particular to Yehliu, Yang said.

Yehliu officials and others at the ceremony visited Mount Asama Geopark in Japan, where they inquired about forming a similar partnership, Yang said.

Yang said the local village mayor promised to organize a business trip in February next year to visit Yehliu and consider the offer.