Yingge Stone Trail
Climb the stairs to see Yingge and Dahan River.
- The stairs next to Beiying Park provide fast access to Yingge Stone.
- Providing great views, it overlooks Dahan River, Yingge and Yuan Mountain across the river.
Story of Yingge Stone
Yingge (literally “parrot” in Chinese) received its name because of a rock resembling a parrot in the Zhenbei Mountain Range. Yingge Stone is also known as Parrot Stone. It is located behind Zhongzhen Road and Chenggong Road in Yingge Township. When Koxinga’s troops advanced southward, they were attacked by a giant bird in Yingge. The troops bombarded the bird in fury. The bird fell on the ground and became the now Yingge Stone. Legend has it that fossils and treasures left behind by Japanese soldiers were found in the Yingge Stone Cave.
Services & Facilities
- Introductory Lecture
- Viewing Deck
- Public Restroom
- Hiking Trail
How to Get ThereChoose a transportation method based on your departure location.
Shimen (Stone) Arch
Located about 29 kilometers along the No. 2 Provincial Highway is Shimen (Stone) Arch. This is not a cave at all, but a stone arch formed by erosion. Standing at the side of the highway, it offers an excellent spot to look out at the sea. On top of the stone arch there are seats and what remains of a gun emplacement.
A fter Dr. Mackay arrived in Tamsui, he began missionary work and Tamsui became the origin of Presbyterian Church in Northern Taiwan. The church has a Gothic feel to it, with the glazed windows, bell tower, pointed arches and spires. The brickwork is exceptional, too. Since it was established in 1933, there has not been any dilapidation, and it is still a place where people go for service.