Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Yeliu-Type Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2864
This is a representative type of sandstone landform found in the tropical rainforest climate zone in the marine facies sandstone of the Neogene Miocene Yeliu Group. This landform contains features such as sea cliffs, sea caves, candle-like rocks, mushroom-like rocks, bean curd stones, pot holes and honeycomb rocks formed by marine erosion. During his visit to the Yeliu area on Taiwan’s east coast in 1995, Chen Anze considered this a unique landscape, in particular, the ‘Queen’s Head’ and candle-like rocks were the most distinctive, so it was given the name Yeliu landscape. This landscape is an important tourism resource on Taiwan’s east coast (Fig. 4).
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