As discuss on Day 7, we were offer a day ride on Day 8 as we, could not feel more privillage for this last day trip, but we felt really pai seh to Mary’s auntie and her husband as they purposely took leave then rent a car come down all the way to Taipei City to pick us up then travel to Taipei County to see the Queens Rock and introduce all the places around the area.
As we left Taipei City very early morning 7.30 am to this place with the journey of 1 hour and 30 minutes drive. A cloudy morning could not be even better for us under this hot spell. The journey to Taipei County was a pleasent one when about to reach the area, they sure do have a beautiful scenery.
By travelling to this area Ye Liu Geopark is a famous park and a must visit place. Is a piece of land out from the coast line with formation of the rock form geologically and hoodoos. Admission to the park is NT 50
Satalite view of the coastline. . ..
It was 9am in the area and its getting burning hot. . .Expected temperature for the day was around 38 degree. . .
We really wish to thank Mary’s Auntie and the husband for this wonderfull road trip
The formation of stones that most of them do have bee hives holes.
If you think abit off track then you will have another imagination which is similiar to something .. .:)
Lets head to the main attraction of the area which is the Queen’s Head
Its quite a walk from the main entrance to all the way to the end of the park.
The human compas. . .
This is the famous Queen’s Head, only will get a great view if you look it at certain angel. From the front view, it just look like a normal erode rocks. What we got to know that, this rock is falling apart soon with strong sea breeze and it is just the matter of time and years . .. Just take your chance to visit this place while its still standing tall in there.
After the first visit of the park we head to this great park YICF 2010 which had last been organize 4 years back during the summer time. Now the new local Yilan Goverment had bring this back to life to promote on their local tourist destination area with the theme Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival. More like a family gateaway during this hot summer time!
In Taiwan, any places is all always about walking, it really give you a good fat burning. From Carpark walk into the main area takes about 5-10 minutes at it is a very big park.
this is the entree free for the festival.
This is how big the park is.. . . we took about 45 minutes to walk 1 whole round and you just imagine how big it is. It covers alot of area and I sure do wish Malaysia do have something like that on seasonal. Sure going to be very fun and a great boost for our local destinations also.
These is what the have for the park with build up a big area with pond and every 1 just get soak wet and great RnB music and dance track played all day long. IT is like a day party. Then on the 3rd picture, its a ghost house in wet version. So tempted to go in but once go in, we all are just going to be very wet coming out as we did not bring any extra clothings.
this is what I mean a family great gateway.. . . Feels so Japan in the summer with white sea of umbrella spreading accross the area.
Then they do have international cultural performance for the kids and parents to participate. This sure going to bond all the family members.
A big bridge walk way for you to overlook the whole park.
I just so love this little cafe. Simple and nicely decorated.
Some local performance along the way.
For kids area, they can dance around with the stage performer, take lots of picture with them. . . or
you can let your kids sit in this section, let them sit down and do some paiting on al this cute handicraft.
Kids zone also have alot of outdoor things to do, with mini flying fox, burst up balloon area, little moutain climbing, and many more
Next destination is we head to one of the main fisherman village that had used to be main fisherman port for Taiwan, with lots of sea vassel park in the area and huge rock build infront of the dock to prevent on the Typhoon.
As all of us were quite hungry, then Auntie introduce us this place which is quite pack with people, serve nice food with very reasonable price.
Guess what is this. . . .? This is the Fish eye! and you just guess how big the fish is going to be with such a big eyeball.
The restaurant is pack with people or I guess is because school holiday, with many people visiting the place.
This drink is definately refreshing with my favourite apple that have a bit of the skin and nata de coco alike jelly in there. IT is not too sweet too.
The food here is awesomely good, most of it very aromatic just that we find the noodle is quite plain. Total damage per pax is around NT300 for 8 which we find it is a pretty good deal for such a big portion.
This squid had been steam then put in fridge for a while till its chill and the skin is so chewy by dipping with wasabi is taste sooo good!
Done with the meal, we are heading to the temple .
As we were told that the one of the statue is made of crystal, that overlook all the fisherman to protect them during their journey out when fishing out in the sea. That is what the locals believe.
This is where one of the main statue is located. . . .
Next destination, we were brought by Auntie to the local souvenir shop to make a take away back for our friends and relatives.
As this shop is famous for the ‘Dry Duck Meat’ that you MUST buy back to eat. . . . The price is average and the whole pack is air tight that makes it last quite some time before you open it.
This is the famous duck meat in this shop. They have duck meat, duck liver and a few more other stuff, besides that they do sell some other local products that is very reasonable in price too.
When I saw this building at traffic light, then I thought who would want to build such a weird house up there, then the aunty answer me that, that house is a huge bird nest.. .. Then we were like woah, what a nice build up house for birds. More like to harvest bird nest I guess.
2 blocks away from the same strech of that shop, we reach this cake shop which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you to come if you do come to YI Lan City! I guess this place is called Cake Nobel shop cuz I do not know how to reach chinese.
What they are famous for? They are famous for their very own style of Swiss Roll which is a MUST buy item in there.
Their Signature Item, Swiss Roll Strawberry, which have really fresh strawberry in there and the taste of it, the outerlayer of the roll cake is so soft and the cream is not too thick yet its just perfectly nice to go along with the whole awesome flavour.
They have so many flavours and if I do stand a chance I would really want to buy back but it was meant to eat it fresh and can last 2 days. By the time I bring back to Malaysia its already spoil.
Their testing plate and one thing I love about Taiwan FnB industry is that most of the retailers are very generous in giving out their item for food tasting. You see the size of it, its quite a huge chunk and they seriously do not mind you to stand there and just eat it like that a few (if you do not feel embaress la).
One of my favourite is the Yam . .. . .
With lots of creamy cream yogurt base like that. .. It wont make you ‘jelak’ and I can seriously finish this whole roll by myself without any problem!
And I just love their packaging. . . so Creatively design . . . Do bare in mind that their Swiss Roll are selling like hot cakes and I do even see a guy buy 20rolls.
We just bought a few just to eat for the night.
Other item that selling in there.
We love their bread range too, smells so nice and the bread are creatively design which their bread size and flavours are quite unique.
This is the map on how to get there, and its pretty near the train station. Its a shop that I HIGHLY RECOMMEND if you are in that area.
For more information, you can always check out on their official website: www.cakenobel.com.tw/index.php
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Location: 宜蘭縣羅東鎮公正路212號/ Luo Dong fair Ilan County Road No.212