Just south of Jinguashi on Provincial Hwy 2 (KM81.5) is a quirky bit of eroded coastline. The most famous formation is a swirling tower that genuinely looks like a striped ice-cream cone.
The odd shapes and colours were formed by the sea and wind eroding sandstone rocks that just happened to have rich iron and copper deposits in them. As the metals were exposed to the air they oxidised leaving the outside of the stones striped with colourful bands.
Nanya Peculiar Rocks
[南雅奇岩 / nán yǎ qí yán]
-Located in:Jiufen & Jinguashi, Northern Taiwan
-County:New Taipei City
-Features:Quaint village, Scenic Spots, Old streets, Mine tunnels
-Highly recommend to:Natural Scenery Enthusiasts
-Opening Hours:24/7 All the year
-Transportation:(To Jiufen)But this site is on the middle of the high way to Jiufen!
|By Train→Bus||Ruifang Station→ bus station (named Local Residents Plaza, 區民廣場) take 827,788|
|By Bus||From MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing (忠孝復興) station Exit1, take 1062(Keelung Bus), Bus 788 is also available from Keelung|
-Address:Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
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