In 1977, Taiwan Salt filled in Qinkunshen sandbar and lagoon to create the last salt field every built in Taiwan. The new salt field also adopted an unconventional fan-shaped layout. The ribs of the fan were made up of inlet ditches, drainage ditches, brine ditches, and roads. The fan body was then divided into individual salt fields. The evaporator pond for collecting salt was placed close to the dormitories for the convenience of the salt workers. The end of solar salt production operations at Cigu Salt Works marked the end of Taiwanese salt industry and the fan-shaped salt farms were allowed to fall into ruin. The advent of drone photography brought the beauty of the fan-shaped salt fields into the public eye once more.