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Taiwan Salt Museum(台灣鹽博物館)

Updated:2018-12-13

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Introduce

Mentioning Qigu, as well as the local landmark the salt mountain, many people will think of Taiwan Salt Museum(台灣鹽博物館). It stands like a white pyramid amidst endless salt field and attracts a stream of tourists every day. The museum has a highly realistic salt field display area that portrays how the salt workers worked and lived in olden days and has a large number of old cultural relics relating to the salt industry. Salt is no longer dried in the salt fields of Tainan, but the museum reminds people how the industry once prospered. The shop area has many cultural and creative products with a salt industry connection that make fine souvenirs or gifts. The most popular one is the salt ice popsicle which is both salty and sweet and very cooling.

Information

TEL +886-6-7800698

FAX +886-6-7800996

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

Category Local Gallery、Culture

Opening Hours 9:00~18:00 (Tickets not sold after 17:00. Museum opens until 17:30, kiosk opens until 18:00) Full price tickets: NT$130, concessionary tickets: NT$ 110 (Tainan City residents students, military and police). Group tickets NT$100 (Groups over 20 people). Group concessionary tickets: NT$100 (65 or over seniors, students, and volunteers). Half-price tickets: NT$30 (4~6 year old school age children, one person accompanying handicapped people), free (Children 3 years or under, persons with disability cards, residents of Qigu District)

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Traveler rating:4.0 31 Reviews Write a Review

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  2. 4 Couples
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  5. 7 Friends
  • cora3181

    Hong Kong, China

    Traveler type:

    Family

    A small museum about salts

    Traveler rating:3 2016-09

    Not very special, but could be of fun with children, they are very excited to see different kinds of salt, in various colours. You can also buy some bath salts as souveniors, may also try boiled egges and icrecream.
  • Ruby D

    Tallahassee, Florida

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Not much to see

    Traveler rating:3 2016-08

    The museum is located quite far away from Tainan. We took a bus (#8899), mainly for scenic spots, from the Tainan train station to the museum. It was a long ride, over 90 minutes one-way. Luckily, there is free Wi-Fi for us to kill time. All displays inside the museum are written in Chinese. There is no English translation side by side nor English audio tapes for explanation and information. Compared with other museums, this one isn't worth the money (although it's still not expensive by our standard) and time. No wonder we didn't see many tourists there.
  • peggyc0310

    Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Over my expectation!

    Traveler rating:5 2016-05

    We went there as a backup plan on rainy day. It turned out a very good tour. We had a professional local tour guide lady introducing us the history of making salts. She can answer the questions we throwed out perfectly. They even have the salt mine landscaping from Poland. Pretty impressed by this museum.
  • StuTaylor25

    Tivat Municipality, Montenegro

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Odd, slightly cheesy but pleasant

    Traveler rating:3 2014-10

    My host took me here on a October Sunday , Whilst being rather sceptical it is actually a very gentle way of spending a few hours. I learnt a lot about the significant of salt over the ages and the visitors centre whislt being slightly limited in depth is well done Wouldn't go again but I am glad I have been
  • ffchoy

    Singapore, Singapore

    Surprisingly Interesting

    Traveler rating:5

    Never thought learning about salt could be fun, but this museum proved me wrong. With an introduction to the history of salt, it's uses and many others, it was informative and engaging. It even has a little salt mining cave that mimics that of real caves. One floor is dedicated to photo-taking, with beds, food, even bathrooms made entirely out of salt. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable (he worked in the salt farm when younger) and acted as our private tour guide even! Check out the salt products at the end, then head over to the large salt field behind the museum. Visitors are encouraged to try out salt farming! It was a really enjoyable visit.

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