Qigu Salt Field Wetlands(七股鹽田濕地)
From the north, the wetland starts at the south of the Jianjun Fishing Harbor. In the east, it runs towards south along the west side of worksite No. 1 of the salt pan in the east of the Qigu Salt Plant. In the south, it borders the south levee of the Qigu Lagoon. In the west, it extends to the 6m depth contour in the waters. Totally, it occupies a total area of 2,997 hectares.
The total sun-drying area including the Qigu Lagoon and the east salt pan is 1,976 hectares, the largest in Taiwan. Developed during Japanese colonization, the Qigu salt pan was completely shut down in 2002. When the Binnan Industrial Park Development Project requested for turning the lagoon and the salt pan into a refinery and steelworks in 1993, local environmental protection groups teamed up to launch the wetland and black-faced spoonbill rescue movement. After evaluating the project for 13 years, the Regional Planning Commission of the Ministry of the Interiors returned the entire project to the Ministry of the Economic Affairs for the nonconformity of “actus reus”, thus preserving the wetland for the moment.
Ecological resources in the wetland cover endangered species: the black-faced spoonbill (Platalea minor), oriental stork (Ciconia boyciana) and peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus); the rare and valuable species: the western marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus), western osprey (Pandion haliaetus), common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), little tern (Sternula albifrons), and Saunders’ gull (Chroicocephalus saundersi); and the conservation-deserving species: the oriental pratincole (Glareola maldivarum) and brown shrike (Lanius cristatus). Apart from the reproduction site for the Kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) and black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus), the wetland has enough fish and shrimps for the black-faced spoonbill to spend winter in Taiwan.
Short stopIt was really hot when we came here. There are some snack vendors, sand and salt carving displays. You can buy salt without iodine. You can reach here by bus!
A convenient place to go by local bus, the attractions are in view after getting off from the busThe second time round, this time not alone. Located in the outskirt of Tainan City, getting there by bus is most convenient, although the trip took more than half an hour. Not a scenic bus route but countryside view from halfway to the destination; the 'mountain' is in fact a huge heap of dried sea salt left over by the salt processing plant ! Raw sea salt collected from nearby salt-drying fields and dumped on there as the industry closed, leaving a 'white mountain' for visitors to walk, just about 20 meters high to the top. Nice to take pictures resembling on a snow mountain ! There was nothing else to see apart from shopping in a gift store, and eat by the stalls or in an air conditioned cafe. A stall offered salt-baked local fish, oysters or even crabs, fresh and inexpensive, good for lunch. There is a museum a distance away (one bus stop) about the history of sea salt refining industry, may not worth visiting as one has to wait for the next bus to go back to the city.
Definitely not a mountainI am not sure why this is considered an attraction in the first place. The "mountain" itself is not that high -not even deserving to be considered a hill. The steps to reach the top are poorly maintained with many holes. The view from the "mountain"top is disappointing as the surrounding areas are mostly empty lands. When I was here, the salt sculptures in the 2 small exhibition halls were not ready yet. Otherwise they would be another things to view here.
Salt Hill !This is one of the tourist bus last stop and also the waiting location for the tourist bus to return back to Tainan Railway Station. The journey was Long and at this location nothing much to see except salt hills and some display made out of salt. It is like sand castle sculpture using Salt. It is Creative and nicely created to display. It is inside a mini-museum layout that shelters the created salt display items. Try walking up to the salt hill but it was very windy and cold. When go to the top, can see the scenery further away. There are some food stalls align in a row selling food and a shop selling local Taiwanese items including food. Maybe can spend the time on other tourist attraction if time is limited for the trip. As the bus trip to this venue is a little far from the Anping area.
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