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Why Nanya is special ?
The northernmost tourist site in the scenic area, Nanya is noted for its fantastic rock formations and sea-eroded coral shore. The entire coastline here is a veritable sculpture garden that illustrates, in stone, the incomparable artistry of weathering and wave action. The patterned stone topography of Nanya, unique in Taiwan, was formed through the weathering of the sandstone that lines the shore. The oxidation of iron ore within the striations of the stone has given it a beautiful striped pattern. (At the 89-kilometer mark of Provincial Highway 2, or the Coast Highway)
What to explore at Nanya?
Nanya is the northern gateway to the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area. From here on, you’ll no longer see chimneys everywhere or buildings surrounding you. What you will find are rising mountain peaks, large expanses of ocean, unique erosion landforms formed by the interaction of mountain and water, and finally, serene fishing villages and simple towns.
Nanya is known for its unique rock formations. If you drive too quickly, you may easily miss this beautiful location, because it has been untouched by the labels of mankind; however, you will be able to recognize your location through the large rock formation lying by the Coastal Highway, eroded by time into the shape of an ice cream cone.
Nanya, Ruifang District, New Taipei City