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Taijiang Cetacean Museum(台江鯨豚館)

Traveler rating:4.5 112 Reviews




Taijiang Cetacean Museum (台江鯨豚館) began life in 2005, and it is located next to Taiwan Salt-Pan-Eco-Village (鹽田生態文化村). Upon entering the museum, visitors are instantly confronted with the skeleton of a gigantic sperm whale; and the specimen currently on display is the remains of a mother sperm whale and a son sperm whale that exploded in 2004 close to Tainan city’s Xiaobei Night Market on Ximen Road (西門路小北夜市). This is the biggest and most intact specimen within Taiwan, and apart from the bones itself there are specimens of other organs on display which will leave tourists gazing in wonder. Near the Cetacean Museum is a rescue center for cetacean creatures; animals which are stranded on the nearby coastline may be sent here for care and support. This is a place particularly suitable for children, and along with a trip to the nearby Taiwan Salt-Pan-Eco-Village, the whole journey becomes even richer and more exciting.


TEL +886-6-2840073

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

Category Local Gallery

Opening Hours Open all day on holidays, visit must be booked in advance at non-holiday times Open time in July and August Monday to Sunday 10:00~17:30


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  • Erico2709

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Friends getaway

    Educational cruise

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    I guess lots of people take the Sihcao Green Tunnel boat ride but a good alternative is just across the road to the river cruise. The tour guide was really informative and knowledgeable on the surroundings and details. Unfortunately, she only speaks Mandarin.
  • 588phis

    Bangkok, Thailand

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    Interesting attractions here

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    This is a national park established by the government to protect the wildlife from being displaced from their natural habitat. The main attractions here are Sicao tunnel, salt mountain, lagoons and the sunset at the beach.
  • peijeiw

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    Pretty nice park

    Traveler rating:5 2017-11

    Biggest park I've been to yet, even though I'm sure there are bigger ones out there. It's quite relaxing and offers a lot of photo shoot opportunities.
  • Victron23

    Gloucester, United Kingdom

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    Quick stopover from Anping

    Traveler rating:3 2017-11

    We were in Anping so hopped on the number 99 bus to take us to to the National park. The stop was on Anbei Road, in front of the school playing area (the Anping Treehouse site is just behind that). The bus fare was $18 and it took 15-20 mins to the Dahjong Temple Stop. From here you can go to the boat kiosk - they do two boat trips: one 70 mins, one 30 mins up the mangroves- both cost $200. We did the mangroves - it didn’t look as though anyone was doing the longer tour so not sure whether you’d have to wait a while for that one to leave. We went on a Friday and boats left regularly for the shorter tour, we waited for one or two to fill to board. Mangroves are pretty- saw some crabs, tour guide on boat is in Chinese. Walked up the nearby river walk but not impressive. Temple is beautiful. Note on weekdays there are only three buses out and returning, so you’ll be there about 2 hours. We found this sufficient time to see what we did. Timetable is online.
  • Navigator811068

    Kobe, Japan

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    Worth it

    Traveler rating:4 2017-03

    Take the tour boat tour Taijiang has a more different experience ~ Thank you, the local tour brother explained a lot of Tainan history and four grass story, interspersed with many small interesting people can not wait to grow in Tainan !! Thank you for the guidance of these groups and volunteers for Taiwan's cultural heritage and environmental conservation efforts, I hope the people of Taiwan can protect their homes to make it more rich and diverse!

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