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Shimen (Stone) Arch

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Shimen Cave, standing by Provincial Highway 2, is a popular clock-in site among visitors. It is also the region’s most famous landmark. Etched by waves and lifted by earth movements, today, the cave features a 10-meter-tall arch. The coastal hiking trail and scenic platform here provide beautiful views of the vast ocean. Visitors are free to listen to the sounds of waves and take as many pictures. This section is so unique that many visitors are reluctant to go home. Shimen Cave allows visitors to feel relaxed while enjoying the vast sky and the ocean, and even to have a look at its precious natural ecology. To discover Shimen’s diversified nature, we suggest doing ecological observations by a tide pool according to tidal time.

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Suggested routes for observing the intertidal zone in Shimen Cave: Arch Bridge Reef Area- Algal reef Tidal Pool Area

  1. Arch Bridge Reef Area: gravel shoals are seen along the line, mixed with a large number of conches, coarse shell sand and reefs. The splendid colors and fascinating shapes are worthy of careful observation.
  2. Algal reef Tidal Pool Area: the water quality of the tidal pool in spring is crystal clear and dotted with fluorescent purple-red seaweed. Visitors can see the hermit crabs crawling around and the small fish and shrimps hiding among them. Add to that the gathering of soft corals unique to the low tide zone and this is definitely the best place to go for the ecological observation.

Travel Info

  • Add:Kanzaijiao, Shimen District, New Taipei City
  • Opening Hours:24 hours
  • Credit Card:No

Traffic Info

  • Keelung Bus:Tel: 0800-588-010、886-2- 2432-3185、886-2-2433-6111
  • Danshui Bus(Tamsui Bus):Tel: 0800-002-277、886-2- 2621-3340

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Last updated:2020-02-04
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  • Office (Baisha Bay Visitor Center)
  • No.33-6, Xiayuankeng, Demao Village, Shimen District, New Taipei City, 25341 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-8635-5100
  • Fax: 886-2-2636-6675
  • Sanzhi Visitor Center
  • No.164-2, Putoukeng, Puping Village, Sanzhi District, New Taipei City, 25245 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-8635-5143
  • Fax: 886-2-8635-3748
  • Jinshan Visitor Center (Yehliu Service station)
  • No.171-2, Huanggang Rd., Jinshan District, New Taipei City, 20844 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2498-8980
  • Fax: 886-2-2498-5290
  • Yehliu Visitor Center
  • No.167-1, Gangdong Rd., Yehliu village, Wanli District, New Taipei City, 20744 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2492-2016
  • Fax: 886-2-2492-4519
  • Heping Island Visitor Center
  • No.360, Ping 1st Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Keelung City, 20247 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2463-5452
  • Fax: 886-2-2463-6987
  • Guanyinshan Visitor Center (Guanyinshan Service station)
  • No.130, Sec. 3, Lingyun Rd., Wugu District, New Taipei City, 24844 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2292-8888
  • Fax: 886-2-2291-9444
  • Jhongjiao Bay Visitor Center
  • No. 180-3, Haixing Rd., Jinshan Dist., New Taipei City,208003 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2408-2319



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