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Chigu Salt Mountain

Address: 66, YenCheng Village, | Chigu, Tainan, Taiwan
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Ranked #62 of 136 Attractions in Tainan
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Taiwan Salt Company has turned a four-story-high pile of salt into a tourist attraction.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Taiwan Salt Company has turned a four-story-high pile of salt into a tourist attraction.
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Perth, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It's more of a very small hill rather than a mountain. It should only take you 3-5 minutes to climb up and down, depending if you take photos of the not-so-awesome scenery. There are food vendors outside, a shop selling local Taiwanese products, and a small museum and activities area. All in all, it shouldn't take you more than an... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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67 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Another strange little place. Firstly, do not come here with the sole intention of only visiting this place, it is a salt mountain which you climb, look at the (not great) views and then climb down again. There are shops and activities about but they were all closed when i was there and it seems this place is geared up... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It is a salt build up mountain for you to view the surrounding sights. There are other activities for you to do but for younger visitors. Short Four wheel track driving, children's ride. The other must visit area is the Taiwan Salt Museum which is a 5 min drive away

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japan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

about 2 years ago, we visited salt field in thailand but this taiwanese salt field is much better because the field is well maintained and clean. furthermore the peoples working over there are very friendly. it is worth to visit.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We did not plan to visit this place. we were going to oyster village which is near this place. It is quite small attraction place and it is far from the city center. You can visit this place by car. Otherwise it is gonna waste a lot of time using public transport. There are four attraction places near this area.... More 

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Taichung, Taiwan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It's basically a huge pile of salt as high as a little hill. After climbing up to the top, the surrounding view is not very special. We drove almost an hour to get there and were disappointed.

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Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went during the time they had salt sculpture so it was kind of interesting to see the sculptures. However, the Salt Mountain may be a little disappointing as they didn't maintain the white and it was covered with dust and grey now. If you read a little on its history of this industry and its reason of existence, you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I knew it was going to be a kitschy attraction but went anyways. Not worth the trip to come this far but some of the temples on the way on this bus route are definitely worth it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Next to the salt museum is this salt mountain. Though the place is no longer producing salt, but it is a nice place to see the history of salt production, sculpture made by salt, and the salt mountain.

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Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Nothing much to see. Agree with earlier review, it's just salt piled high up by man that look like mini mountain. Only small patch of area is white other areas are all grey in color. Climb up the stairs and down will only take you a few mins. plus the sculpture museum. All take you 15 minutes and it's done.... More 

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