Hi!! You have reached Cigu Salt Mountain, or Qigu Yanshan which is the last stop for the tourist bus before it heads back to town.
This area’s long history of generating salt and its current contribution of over 60% of the nations salt production. It is pretty clear why the area is so renown for this mineral substance. This place (the the museum) can give you little background into the salt industry, but it’s worth seeing just for how bizarre it is.
Chigu Salt Mountain….. mmm I think a small hill would be more appropriate. =P. The mountain itself is a two hectare mound of salt left over from the Taiwan Salt Corporation’s Cigu Salt Fields.
Look like the ‘mountain’ is high from here but….. Th hill is climbable, and the surrounding view of the ever-flat area surrounding it is enjoyed by busloads of aged tourists on a daily basis.(but do not put too much high expectation when you are up there. =P) . Steps have been carved into the hard salt to make for easy climbing.
Exhibitions of characters made from salt
Taiwan Salt Museum . The shape and the look of the salt piles are strategically designed so that the two piles look like two white pyramids rising out of the salt field.
The museum exhibits does tell you the history of the production from the beginning till salt field ceased production in May 2002. It is very interesting museum if you are not familiar about salt production in pan field.
Cute cartoon characters that molded out from salt
….very interesting items; ‘cabbage’ made from salt
Ever wondered how they made them?
These are some of the exhibits which you can in the museum.
A model of the salt production factory back then.
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