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

Traveler rating:4 10 Reviews

Wednesday:08:30 – 17:30

3.9

Updated:2018-12-13

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Introduce

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.

Information

TEL +886-6-2286836

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

Category Historic Sites、Local Gallery、Culture

Opening Hours Tuesday-Sunday 09:30~12:00,13:30~17:00 Closed on Sunday

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Traveler rating:4.0 10 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 0 Poor
  3. 2 Average
  4. 6 Very good
  5. 2 Excellent

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  1. 0 Families
  2. 0 Couples
  3. 6 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  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

    Vancouver

    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.
  • _Y2053KM

    Traveler type:

    友達との旅行

    入館無料

    Traveler rating:5 2017-10

    開館時間は9時半ー17時まで展覧館は古い倉庫から改造しました。台南安平の昔重要な産業です。貝殻から作った灰の製造過程は詳しく説明して分かり易い看板があります。また、さまざまな貝殻も紹介してありますので、是非お立ち寄りください。
  • hide2004

    札幌市, 北海道

    Traveler type:

    一人旅

    天然セメント

    Traveler rating:3 2017-11

    2017年11月に台南旅行で安平を訪れた際に立ち寄りました。 牡蠣殻から作った灰を漆喰の原料=天然セメントとして利用していたそうです。貝殻から作った灰は、その昔安平の主要産業の一つで、それらに関する展示がされた施設です。無料で入れます。 この文化館の前にあるプリン屋さんのプリンが美味しかったです。

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