Taiwan (Western Part) – 9 days Free n Easy Journey; Day 3 (3)

Welcome back! Which part of Taiwan are you now if you just followed me? We are outside the Taiwan Salt Museum Qigu District of Tainan.  If you have missed my tour on the Taiwan Salt Museum, you can refer to my previous blog.

The museum has a nice structure which is like a pyramid shape. Worth the visit if you are there but do not expect super great expectation.

We are now heading back to Taijiang National Park to visit Taijiang Ecological Culture Zone. To get there, we are going to catch the tourist bus again. In fact, this is the last stop for the tourist bus.

Taijiang Ecological Culture Zone is the Sihcao Park which includes Dazhong Temple, Sihcao Artillery Fort, a small whale museum, walking paths, and the docks for boat tours of the mangrove green tunnel and the wetlands along Sihcao Wildlife Preserve and the Yanshui River just north of Anping. So you got a choice of what you like. On my previous visit, I have already took the boat tour on the mangrove green tunnel which was very interesting. It was a 30 mins ride. You can refer to my previous blog on this; Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History

This time around, I took boat tour to the wetlands along Sihcao Wildlife Preserve and the Yanshui River.  

This boat ride is much longer; 70 mins. We went on a much bigger boat, canopy-covered that spreads out into more open territory.  The first part of the trip is a little dull, but once the boat hits the Yanshui River, the ride really improves and also more sight to enjoy.

You’ll see a lot of fishing nets, mangroves, water birds and various other flora, fauna, and fishing activities. A guide, yes, a guide that gives an informative explanation of the trip, but it’s only in Chinese. So if you do not understand Chinese, do not worry. Just enjoy the view like what I did. =P

  

Mangroves…..

It pulls in close to many of the sandbanks that are home to dozens of bird species. Along with various egrets and ibises, many spoon-bills and other feathered creatures make their migratory stops here, especially in the spring and fall.

Stilt house long the river banks.

Well, the boat tour is still on. Has not ended yet. Follow me to see what we got to see next. IF you haven’t followed me on my e-travel, then quickly follow me. =)

Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History of Day 2 (3)

Hi there!! Sorry for slightly late posting on this series. Yup, I was in Taiwan again just last week (for business trip). Guess from the messages on these series that I have gotten, yes, this is indeed an interesting place. Something different from other countries.

So, still in Sihcao park in the Ecological area in Tainan on a canal cruise to see the mangroves.

A slow ride with tour guide explaining on the history and also on the mangroves and the wildlife in this area. Like I mentioned earlier posting, it was explained in Mandarin and also Hokkien (one of the Chinese dialects)

Beautiful mangrove forming an ‘arch’ across the canal with their bright green leaves.

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.. maybe not all of them have green leaves.

Anyway, let you enjoy the beautiful pictures. Guess they will tell a whole lot.

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At the end of the canal, where the flap gate controlled the coming in from the sea water into the canal.

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and…. now we are making a U-turn and heading back.

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So, what is after this? Where to? Want to know. If yes, then follow me and you will find out. =)