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.
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, by appearance it looks like Queen Elizabeth I, takes more than 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 be broken in the next few years or next earthquake. As a result, this place is getting more and more crowded with tourists around the world.
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.
- Specer, David (24 November 2017). "Taiwan's Top 10 natural wonders". Taiwan News. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
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