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Qigu Lagoon(七股潟湖)

Traveler rating:3 159 Reviews

Updated:2018-12-13

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Introduce

Qigu Lagoon(七股潟湖), known locally as Naihaizai(內海仔), is the remains of the Taijiang Inner Sea (台江內海) from over 300 years ago, and covers approximately 1,600 hectares. Riding the recreational fishing rafts across the lagoon is the best way to experience Qigu. Oyster sheds line the edges, with fishing nets set up and fishermen slowly rowing small canoes. The mangrove forest at the edge of the lagoon is full of egrets, and at migration time in the winter, cormorants can be seen basking in the sun on top of the oyster sheds, waiting for their feathers to dry in the sun ready for the next bit of underwater hunting. The fishing rafts finally arrive on an isolated offshore sandbank called "Wanzailiao Barrier Land", where you can explore the uninhabited island and gaze into the magnificent Taiwan Strait. On the return trip, the boatman will most likely prepare roast oyster and other fresh seafood to fill the tourists' bellies. The "Z" shaped oyster shed in front of Guanhai House is the most photographed spot, and an exceptionally good place to appreciate the glow of the setting sun.

Information

TEL +886-6-7861000

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

Category Eco-Tour、Natural View、Recreational Agriculture And Fishing

Opening Hours Free entry, open all day long

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TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler rating:3.0 159 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 11 Terrible
  2. 25 Poor
  3. 68 Average
  4. 39 Very good
  5. 16 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 42 Families
  2. 37 Couples
  3. 22 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 38 Friends
  • 293juic

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Short stop

    Traveler rating:4 2019-09

    It was really hot when we came here. There are some snack vendors, sand and salt carving displays. You can buy salt without iodine. You can reach here by bus!
  • Ian_B_Wolfe

    A convenient place to go by local bus, the attractions are in view after getting off from the bus

    Traveler rating:4 2019-06

    The second time round, this time not alone. Located in the outskirt of Tainan City, getting there by bus is most convenient, although the trip took more than half an hour. Not a scenic bus route but countryside view from halfway to the destination; the 'mountain' is in fact a huge heap of dried sea salt left over by the salt processing plant ! Raw sea salt collected from nearby salt-drying fields and dumped on there as the industry closed, leaving a 'white mountain' for visitors to walk, just about 20 meters high to the top. Nice to take pictures resembling on a snow mountain ! There was nothing else to see apart from shopping in a gift store, and eat by the stalls or in an air conditioned cafe. A stall offered salt-baked local fish, oysters or even crabs, fresh and inexpensive, good for lunch. There is a museum a distance away (one bus stop) about the history of sea salt refining industry, may not worth visiting as one has to wait for the next bus to go back to the city.
  • liburannatal

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Definitely not a mountain

    Traveler rating:1 2019-05

    I am not sure why this is considered an attraction in the first place. The "mountain" itself is not that high -not even deserving to be considered a hill. The steps to reach the top are poorly maintained with many holes. The view from the "mountain"top is disappointing as the surrounding areas are mostly empty lands. When I was here, the salt sculptures in the 2 small exhibition halls were not ready yet. Otherwise they would be another things to view here.
  • Kent_Adventure

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Salt Hill !

    Traveler rating:3 2018-12

    This is one of the tourist bus last stop and also the waiting location for the tourist bus to return back to Tainan Railway Station. The journey was Long and at this location nothing much to see except salt hills and some display made out of salt. It is like sand castle sculpture using Salt. It is Creative and nicely created to display. It is inside a mini-museum layout that shelters the created salt display items. Try walking up to the salt hill but it was very windy and cold. When go to the top, can see the scenery further away. There are some food stalls align in a row selling food and a shop selling local Taiwanese items including food. Maybe can spend the time on other tourist attraction if time is limited for the trip. As the bus trip to this venue is a little far from the Anping area.
  • DavidH16417

    Traveler type:

    Business

    Didn't need to go.

    Traveler rating:5 2018-07

    I was planning on visiting this mountain of salt, however I found all the salt I need on crypto Twitter. #cryptotwitter #CT

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