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Nanya Geological Hiking Trail is an ideal beginning of a geological adventure in the Northeast Coast. Since the coasts here are steep, cliffs and weathered rocks are many - although these formations might show different levels of corrosion. Exactly because the hardness and thickness of each layer of rocks are different, the geological landscape here is highly diversified.
“Wushi” refers to a gigantic black coral reel rock in the port. Although today it is just a small-town fishery port, once it was the biggest port in Lanyang. After recent refurbishment, the new port serves as a tourist fishery port loved by many, while the old one becomes a conservation wetland.
The museum’s architectural inspirations come from the “single-faced mountain” and rock textures of of the Northeast Coast. As seasons change and the hours of a day move, the building seems to show varying colors. Looking at it from afar, the museum seems to rise out from under the water. The lake is peaceful like a mirror, reflecting the museum and a blue sky. Magnificent and graceful, the mesmerizing scene feels like a poem and a painting.
Geological features: sea cliffs, marine terraces, wave-cut platforms
Rock structure: sandstone, shale, trace fossils
Age of deposition: 4-8 million years ago
Geological characteristics: Differentiated abrasions, cross-bedding, Paleocurrent, abrasion markings
Rock type: Sandstone, shale
Geological era: 8-5 million years ago
Geological features: sea cliffs, wave-cut platforms
Rock structure: thick-bedded conglomerate, sandstone, argillite
Age of deposition: 35-40 million years ago
Geological characteristics: Cuesta, Tofu Rock, differentiated erosion
Rock structure: Sandstone, Argillite
Geological Era: 40-30 million years ago