Sicao Green Tunnel(四草綠隧)
Thursday:08:00 – 16:004.3
Looking for Angel's Kisses and Green Eyes?
Sicao's Center of Faith, Si Cao Dazhong Temple
Take a sightseeing raft to tour the Sicao Green Tunnel
Rich Mangrove Flora & Fauna Ecology
The mangrove forests on both sides of the waterways grow together towards the center, intertwining to form a dense semi-dome of green shrubbery, stacking layer upon layer to create a deep corridor, not knowing the end and appearing mysterious, thus giving the Sicao Green Tunnel its moniker “Little Amazon”. Tourists from home and abroad come in droves, waiting in line to get on the raft that leads to this green wonderland. The sightseeing rafts rock gently with the ripples, the breeze caressing the visitors’ cheeks, carrying the weight of the warmth of the sunlight, as the rafts shuttle through this city's secret green realm.
The Starting Point of the Boat Ride, Sicao Dazhong Temple
It has been more than 300 years since the temple was built, and it is the center of faith in the Sicao area in Annan District. Next to the temple, there is a small sperm whale museum, where specimens of beached mother and child sperm whales are stored. Marine ecology and history are deposited here, equally in good hands.
The Rich Mangrove Ecology Beckons You
Embark on this green journey on a tube raft, surrounded by insects and birds chirping to accompany the boat's journey. The green leaves sway with the wind and the sunlight leaks in through the gaps in the foliage. The wetlands on both sides are lively with mudskippers and tide crabs.
Angel's Kiss: In the Realm of a Green Wonderland
Push forward to the end, into the deep realms of this enchanting mangrove, and unveil the final highlight of the journey. The calm waters of Sicao Green Tunnel reflect another world of mangroves. Nature inadvertently reveals a world where the real and mirror reflections create a visual spectacle that looks like a “lip”. Some people call it the Angel's Kiss, while others call it the Green Eye. What we know is that it is a precious gift from the Sicao Green Wonderland to visitors.
Category Natural View
Open Hours Sunday:08:00 – 16:00
Monday:08:00 – 16:00
Tuesday:08:00 – 16:00
Wednesday:08:00 – 16:00
Thursday:08:00 – 16:00
Friday:08:00 – 16:00
Saturday:08:00 – 16:00
Charge ▴ Mangrove Tunnel:
NT$200 for full admission, NT$100 for children, NT$100 for concession tickets, NT$30 for Black-Faced Spoonbill tickets
▴Sicao-Taijiang Cruise: NT$200 for full admission, NT$100 for children, NT$100 for concession tickets, NT$30 for Black-Faced Spoonbill tickets.
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Good experienceThe boat ride is 30 minutes. The tunnel formed by the mangroves is beautiful. There are many smalls crabs by the banks as well. The water is clear, but according to the guide, the water is usually murky in summer when there is a lot of rain. Recommended to visit in the morning when it is not so hot. The boat will depart once there are 50 passengers to fill it up. There will be a fixed time which the boat will depart if there are less than 50 passengers.
Los Angeles, California
Waste of time and moneyI would not have guven this the one dot rating but had to in order to post review. This is a very very short boat ride, approx 10 minutes. You'll stand in line longer and it's Mandarin only. The mangroves are not that special, the tunnel refers to the trees that overhang which is only a brief part of the brief ride. The bus ride to get there was 1 hour. Not worth the almost $7 US price. Go to the tree house in Tainan instead.
Must visitIt’s a very beautiful natural place. It’s a must to visit when visiting Tainan. Really it’s very beautiful. And this place is suitable to bring kids to visit.
Best boat experience to see a mangrove swampYou will need to buy a ticket to take a raft ride into a mangrove swamp. The whole ride is 30 minutes. In the swamp, you will see four kinds of mangrove found in Taiwan and wildlife on both sides of the waterway. The water is very clean and clear, as it is only about 1 meter deep. The highlight is a natural tunnel formed by the trees. The scenery and landscape is spectacular. It gives you a great feeling that you are going through the forest of the Amazon river. Do plan to go there in the morning, otherwise it is very hot and the raft is open air.
You would only need 1 hour hereIn summary, its a slow, simple and quaint raft ride down a narrow river/canal with mangrove plants and small crabs at the side. The ride that I took was half hour long, with waiting time another half hour. There is a longer ride available but i didnt opt for it. It isn't that much of a wildlife experience I imagined to be honest.
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