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Jing Zhai Jiao Tile Paved Salt Fields(井仔腳瓦盤鹽田)

Traveler rating:4.5 81 Reviews

Tuesday:09:00 – 17:30

4.3

Updated:2019-10-03

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Introduce

Jing Zhai Jiao Tile Paved Salt Fields(井仔腳瓦盤鹽田) were Beimen's first salt fields, and the oldest remains of tile paved salt fields in existence, and feature beautiful art made from salt tiles that resemble mosaics. 2002 saw the end of 338 years of thriving salt industry at Jing Zhai due to the rising costs of labor, and the salt fields which used to cover this whole place were abandoned for a while. In order to revive the culture of the salt industry and breathe new life into the salt fields, the site has now been brought back to life as a distinctive scenic spot on Tainan's coast.  Every day the sunset shines on the salt field and it reflects the sky's beauty, with the clouds over Beimen Lagoon on the horizon. For this reason, the salt field is always full of photography equipment, and an endless stream of tourists come to appreciate the scenery, reviving the life memories of residents, and allowing tourists to experience the drying, raking and collecting of the salt. Every day brings a different kind of salt pan sunset; this is a scenic spot of Tainan's coast that cannot be missed.

Information

TEL +886-6-7861629

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

Category Eco-Tour、Natural View

Opening Hours Free entry 8:30~18:00

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TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler rating:4.5 81 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 0 Poor
  3. 9 Average
  4. 38 Very good
  5. 34 Excellent

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  1. 30 Families
  2. 22 Couples
  3. 9 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  5. 14 Friends
  • SongJ333

    Penang Island, Malaysia

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Sea salt production field

    Traveler rating:5 2019-09

    Great place to dropby when you visit Tainan. You can see how sea salt is made. They also have salt made products. It is also a nice place for photography section.
  • BreakawayAgain

    Australia Plains, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Beautiful reflections of salt field

    Traveler rating:5 2019-05

    I arrived at the salt fields just before 5pm. The sun was starting to set and the scene of it was beautiful. Salt was piled up in sections throughout the field. Most of the sections were prohibited from entering. Nevertheless there were some sections with tools and salt for people to experience salt farm ploughing. The sunset scene (5:30-6pm) was so pretty that either mobiles or cameras could easily take nice photos of it. Unfortunately there was a bit of thick cloud near the horizon, I couldn’t see the sunset till the end.
  • sunl29

    London, United Kingdom

    Traveler type:

    Family

    great

    Traveler rating:4 2019-05

    you could pave the salt field and experience it!! worth a visit. recommend to go in evening, perfect for sunset!
  • 453lens

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Salt field

    Traveler rating:3 2019-03

    There is an activity area for kids to play with salt. Also a souvenir shop selling chips ice cream, buns and salt. Some vendors outside selling fried food. Can give it a miss if not into salt.
  • TifKoh

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Beautiful Sunset

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    I read some ‘lukewarm’ reviews about this place but still insisted to have a visit. We were staying at Grand Uncle House, Baihe. The owner & our driver reminded us to reach the salt fields before 4.30pm in order to see sunset and the many birds returning to their nests. Our driver alighted us at the entrance of Jingzaijiao. There wasn’t a salt factory. Tonnes of salt were covered by canvass sheets. The fields were not green but white with salt remnants. Crystalized grounds like cement I thought. Triangular heaps of salt (greyish yellow in colour though if you go closer to examine) were separated in every section and visitors could take photos without much obstruction. There is a tower that you could climb up to by stairs & stand on it to have a good view of the surrounding. It was so windy, we felt so cold. The scenery was beautiful, coupled with sunset... hundreds of birds flying back home! Many visitors were from Korea, their tripod stands & shuttle cams were ready for the sunset views! We were thankful as we didn’t miss a single bit! There is a souvenir shop. We bought some items there but they weren’t really salt-related though. You can buy their salted soaps & scrubs. Don’t forget to try some snacks (deep fried fins) at a stall just outside the entrance. We didn’t realise that the restaurant where we were going to for dinner later happened to be their’s too (see below for details). This restaurant is just 5 minute drive away. Please visit them, the quality was good & service was prompt. Try their famous noodles! The price was reasonable. ** According to some of the locals there, this field is going to be converted to either a big amusement park or a huge playground ** We also visited the tiniest church in Tainan called the Crystal Church. There was an event there ‘Ladies’ Night’. We just went there & took some pictures (picture in green). We enjoyed our day in Tainan & would not hesitate to revisit next time.

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