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Address: Ruifang District, Xinbei, Taiwan
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Ask why it is the bay of two colors

According to our guide, the bay is multi colored because of a now abandoned iron processing facility which is high above the coastline. When the Japanese occupied the island... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul K
Denton, Texas

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

According to our guide, the bay is multi colored because of a now abandoned iron processing facility which is high above the coastline. When the Japanese occupied the island, apparently the water used by the plant flowed to the seas carrying the various chemicals. This produced a yellow color in the water along with a reddish color – probably ferrite... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Yinyang Sea was part of our bus tour on a day trip that included Jiufen and the Golden Waterfall right near the sea. Its alluring golden yellow water contrasted with sea blue makes a stunning photo op.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The Yinyang sea is located at the foot of the mountain which used to be a gold mine where the Japanese and the old KMT government mine for gold in Taiwan. The river has a golden/yellowish coloured bank as a result of the chemical reaction and probably as the "golden" water reaches the sea, the difference in certain properties sets... More 

Thank Marcus W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting to spend a few minutes to see this from the TOP of mountain. Was brought to by our taxi driver who ferried us on a one day trip to Yeliu geopark, maochun, Jiu fen Lao Jie, Huang jin pu bu, Ying Yang sea, Shi fen Huo che Zhan & finally Keelung night market. Great driver who charged us a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I visited Yin Yang Hai while walking from the gold waterfall. It was a nice hike down the mountain road. While most people would take transport down or pay a hefty sum and be disappointed at the lack of activities there, I was delighted by the walk and beautiful scenery, as well as freedom to explore the region.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

After visiting the Museum of Gold you should head to Ying Yang Sea to view the colored water. It has a shade of colored sea which is similar to Mauritius sea. There is a romantic lane which you can cut through an opening or just follow the track. In order to have a better view one can climb uphill if... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

One of the many scenic spots in the area! It is worth visiting since it is very special seeing the fresh water colored by the minerals meets the Pacific Ocean! The coastal breeze also made it the perfect place to refresh after a 30-minute drive from Taipei city!

Thank Brenda T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Had the opportunity to have a quick visit there, to witness the "gold" stream merging into the open sea. The vastness of the sea coupled with the beautiful rock formations are worth a visit!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

The town above this bi-colored bay used to be a mining town where copper and gold were extracted. The wastes from washing of those dirts were dumped directly into the bay which resulted in clay-colored water around the shore areas and with blue colored seawater outside the bay and that is why it is nicked Ying (dark) Yang (bright) sea.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Its quite a nice view from the hill, but I may hesitate to recommend as : 1. you have to be at a specific place to see 2. Not really worth a special visit


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