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Sicao Mangrove Protection Area(四草紅樹林保護區)




Many tourists will already have heard of Sicao Mangrove Reserve (四草紅樹林保護區) and its aquatic green tunnels, and which offer some of the best mangrove forest ecology within Taiwan. Every time a ray of sunlight shoots through the dense mangrove forest, it sprinkles and disperses across the rubber rafts travelling slowly along this watery terrain, and on both sides it is possible to witness curious fiddler crabs and mudskipper amphibious fish that will leave you wide-eyed with surprise. Remote and tranquil as if a Little Amazon River; it is hard to forget the beauty of this place as the tranquil water surface reflects the lush mangroves, leaving a glow on the water top as if kissed by an angel. Tourists come to this place on account of its reputation. Without entering Sicao’s Mangrove Reserve, it cannot be said that one has truly visited Sicao!


TEL +886-6-2841610

Address , Annan Dist., Tainan City Taiwan, R.O.C

Category Natural View

Opening Hours Monday to Sunday 8:30~17:00


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Traveler rating:4.0 211 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 2 Terrible
  2. 5 Poor
  3. 35 Average
  4. 88 Very good
  5. 81 Excellent

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  1. 71 Families
  2. 41 Couples
  3. 17 Solo
  4. 4 Business
  5. 54 Friends
  • 463elsat

    Vancouver, Canada

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    Friends getaway

    Must visit

    Traveler rating:5 2019-03

    It’s a very beautiful natural place. It’s a must to visit when visiting Tainan. Really it’s very beautiful. And this place is suitable to bring kids to visit.
  • 588phis

    Bangkok, Thailand

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    Best boat experience to see a mangrove swamp

    Traveler rating:5 2018-12

    You will need to buy a ticket to take a raft ride into a mangrove swamp. The whole ride is 30 minutes. In the swamp, you will see four kinds of mangrove found in Taiwan and wildlife on both sides of the waterway. The water is very clean and clear, as it is only about 1 meter deep. The highlight is a natural tunnel formed by the trees. The scenery and landscape is spectacular. It gives you a great feeling that you are going through the forest of the Amazon river. Do plan to go there in the morning, otherwise it is very hot and the raft is open air.
  • twoplanespotters

    Singapore, Singapore

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    You would only need 1 hour here

    Traveler rating:3 2018-11

    In summary, its a slow, simple and quaint raft ride down a narrow river/canal with mangrove plants and small crabs at the side. The ride that I took was half hour long, with waiting time another half hour. There is a longer ride available but i didnt opt for it. It isn't that much of a wildlife experience I imagined to be honest.
  • JSeng

    Singapore, Singapore

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    It's a short raft ride

    Traveler rating:4 2018-09

    The mangrove green tunnel is quite interesting. The raft ride takes about 30 minutes, takes you thru the mangrove tunnel, with very good explanation from the tour guide. Overall very enjoyable ride.
  • atanvarno

    Singapore, Singapore

    Nice but quite a short boat ride only

    Traveler rating:3 2017-12

    Nice but quite a short boat ride only. There were one or two short photo-opportunity stretches and that was it really.

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