To enhance understanding of each other's natural resources and raise public awareness of environmental protection, the Yehliu Geopark on Taiwan's northern coast will sign a partnership agreement Saturday with Japan's Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park.

"Geological heritage needs to be well-preserved so that our offspring can learn to appreciate their environment," said Tang Jin-huei, vice general manager of the Yehliu Geopark, best known for its Queen's Head rock formation.

The partnership is also aimed at facilitating academic exchanges and promoting tourism on both sides, she said.

Through the partnership, each park will launch programs to introduce the other to local tourists, while tours for research teams will also be arranged in the future, she said.

On Taiwan's side, for instance, a 3D exhibition featuring the landscape at Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park will be held before March 16 at the Yehliu Geopark, Tang said.

Yehliu is home to one of Taiwan's most famous tourist attractions -- the Queen's Head rock formation that has been sculpted by waves and wind over time to look like the head of an ancient Egyptian queen.

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