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 Anping Oyster Shell Cement Kiln Museum(安平蚵灰窯文化館)

Traveler rating:4 12 Reviews

Tuesday:08:30 – 17:30





Oyster Shell Cement Kiln(蚵灰窯)was once the most important building material factory in Anping and is the only surviving oyster shell kiln in Taiwan. From the 1600s, oyster shell ash was an essential material in boatmaking for the many people in Anping who made their living from the sea. Later, syrup and glutinous rice juice were added to the ash to make the bricks and tiles for building houses. Entering the kiln, red brick walls covered in Awkeotsang Creeping Fig vines(愛玉子藤蔓) can be seen. Inside, is a large pit with a diameter of about 4 meters and depth of 2 meters. The kiln wall is 1 meter thick at its thinnest. A kiln of such large size is rare in Taiwan. In the museum, the oyster growing process and ecology, and oyster shell ash production process and uses, are explained in detail, allowing tourists to fully understand this centuries-old skill.


TEL +886-6-2286836

Address Anping Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Historic Sites、Local Gallery、Culture

Open Hours Sunday:08:30 – 17:30
Monday:Break time
Tuesday:08:30 – 17:30
Wednesday:08:30 – 17:30
Thursday:08:30 – 17:30
Friday:08:30 – 17:30
Saturday:08:30 – 17:30



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Traveler rating:4.0 12 Reviews Write a Review

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  4. 6 Very good
  5. 3 Excellent

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  1. 0 Families
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  3. 6 Solo
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  5. 3 Friends
  • tieneit

    Penang, MY

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Interesting place

    Traveler rating:5 2018-12

    A place worth going with lots of information in English on the birth of oyster, differentiate the gender, body parts, making use of the shell for building and etc.
  • tobegold


    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Very Good and Free

    Traveler rating:4 2018-01

    Worth visiting, this museum is small, with good English labelling, quite informative and free. Go see this when in Anping.
  • backpacker31

    Boynton Beach, Florida

    If You're Into Chemistry, You'll Enjoy This Place

    Traveler rating:3 2014-10

    The last existing oyster ash kiln was interesting to see - located out front. The process of crushing the oysters into a fine powder (ash) is illustrated in detail. I was surprised to see how technical the wording of the process was - I felt like I was back in high-school chemistry class. The museum is small and can be seen in about 15-20 minutes. There is an interesting exhibit showing photos/paintings/models of the transformation of Anping through land reclamation.
  • edwinkwan2016


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    Traveler rating:4 2018-11

  • _Y2053KM

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    Traveler rating:5 2017-10


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