Taijiang Ecological Culture Zone(台江生態文化園區)
Sicao Fortress Historic Site
A Center of Faith: Sicao Dazhong Temple in Annan District
Marvel at Angel's Kiss by Taking A Raft Cruise through the Sicao Green Tunnel
Fishing Village and Salt Fields Ecological and Cultural Industry Tourism Experience
Watch Migratory Birds Flock in From September To March
One of the Most Ecologically Rich Wetlands along Coastal Taiwan
As the eighth national park in Taiwan, the Taijiang Ecological Cultural Park is an environmental education repository rich in wetland ecology. The vibrancy of Taijiang comes not only from the nourishment of mangroves and the annual migration of migratory birds, but also from the historical traces of ancient battlefields and the culture of the fishing and salt industry. The Taijiang area is always ready to share its present and past heritage and welcome visitors with open arms.
Weaving through the Green Tunnel of Sicao
Riding on the raft, the breeze caressing cheeks as the raft slowly moved forward. The mangrove forest overlapping in front of your eyes is the Sicao Green Tunnel, also known as the “Little Amazon of Taiwan”. Looking up, you can see warm light peeking out from the gaps in between the green foliage. Looking in the direction of the light, you can see the calm but reflective water surface of another dimension. Occasionally, the light of the waves is a sign that the residents, such as mudskippers and tide crabs, are coming out to greet visitors. When visitors reach the end of the tunnel, they still look back reluctantly, reminiscing about the tranquility of the city's secret green paradise.
Marshal of the Sea: Sicao Dazhong Temple
The main deity worshipped at Sicao Temple is "Marshal of the Sea", also called Chen You. Marshal Chen was so brave and loyal that the Qianlong Emperor consecrated him as the Marshal of the Sea, to be venerated at the Dazhong Temple, so he is also known as Grand Master Dazhong, the first person to become a deity in Taiwan. It is said that the temple was built in the 39th year of Kangxi reign (circa. 1700AD), and it is the center of faith of Sicao in Annan District, where it also adds a strong cultural prestige to the Taijiang area.
Sicao Fortress: The Bastion of an Ancient Coastal Town
During the Opium Wars, Yao Ying, the circuit intendant of Taiwan , commissioned 17 forts to defend the Anping and Taijiang areas, and Sicao Fortress was one of them, changing from a temporary fortress pier to an outer wall made of granite and an inner wall made of cobblestones. The wall of the fort had 13 gun holes. The fortress now sits adjacent to Zhenhai Elementary School, and the banyan tree is hidden in the corner of the school as the boundary wall.
Tainan City Tainan Salt Pan Eco-village
In the early years, the Anshun Salt Field was the first salt production base in Taiwan. After the salt industry ceased production, it was promoted and renovated by the government and cultural historians, and transformed into the present-day Salt Pan Eco-village. Seasoned salt field workers were invited to return, and develop the place into a hotspot of salt-themed tourism. The government has provided guidance to local residents and conservation groups in planning eco-tourism. Visitors can take a tube raft cruises along the Taijiang River, experience fishing village aquaculture, and visit the ancient battlefield in northern Shanwei. So, embark on a journey where the crystals glisten in the sunlight and an immersive journey of salt can be had.
Taijiang National Park Service Administration Center (Visitor Center)
The Administration Center is located in the Sicao aquaculture area, and is designed with a white high-rise building, preserving the original landscape and linking the fish farms with the Chianan Canal water system, providing a quality habitat for fish, shrimp and shellfish in the national park. The unique architectural shape of "Taijiang Island" is a microcosm of the history and culture of Taijiang, and the many design ingenuities have made this place a must-see photography hotspot in Tainan. The Visitor Center provides video viewing, tour information, and guided tours, making it a must-visit first stop before touring the park.
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Take the cruise or the tunnel ride ?We went with a big group and due to timing, we took the river cruise instead. Thankfully, the cruise tour guide was really informative and knowledgeable so we learn so much on the surroundings and all the birds and sights we saw. Unfortunately, she only speaks Taiwanese/Mandarin.
Boat rides, temple ceremony & museumThree different attractions in one place: 1. River & harbour boat tours: certainly not the best organized (especially if large bus tours disrupt the schedule) but relaxing boat rides through the mangrove river and the harbour (2 separate tours). 2. Lucked out and saw a ceremony at the nearby temple that included a guy scarifying himself with various weapons plus drum dance of two spirits. Lots of loud fireworks. 3. Museum in the same square had a whole whale skeleton, plus shells and skeletons of various sea animals of the area. A decent few hours!
A great place for amateur birdersIt took some work cycling there from Anping, but it was worth it. We saw lots of familiar water birds--egrets, terns, & herons--and others that were new to us, like ruby-throated kingfishers, night herons and spoonbills. We enjoyed the boat tour through the mangrove forest--saw a few birds and our guide pointed out nests & such (albeit in Mandarin). The temple near the boat launch (Shicao Dazhong) is impressive, and there are benches out back in a little picnic area that borders on the mangroves. The only problem was in the organization of the masses of people, which was a bit chaotic. We bought our tickets, and then learned that we'd need to wait several _hours_ before our turns on the boat. Fortunately, the bikes enabled us to take off on a random jaunt through the ecological preserve.
This is a trip to ecologyYou can take a bamboo raft here to visit the mangrove river,It cost $ 250 NT Introduction information that is comparable to the Amazon River, but after visiting that feel a little over The journey takes approximately 30 minutes I suggest you visit are suitable 07-09AM But do not expect too much
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Lovely, but the canal ride is rather short.This is a lovely area, outside Tainan. The boat ride through the green canal takes maybe 20 minutes (200 TWD - apx. 6 USD). During the boat ride, you can appreciate the lovely tree canopies and the countless little cancers on the canal's banks. Make sure to put on the local hat on your head, otherwise, you might bruise yourself from the branches. Elderly people might find it difficult to sit on the tiny chairs on the boat. The canal tour itself is only in Chinese, but that does not matter. There's a big temple next to the canal, but the place is quite far from the city center - apx. 30 minutes by taxi - about 150 TWD in each direction.
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