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Chigu Salt Mountain

66, YenCheng Village, | Chigu, Tainan, Taiwan
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Ranked #42 of 96 attractions in Tainan
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: The Taiwan Salt Company has turned a four-story-high pile of salt into a tourist attraction.
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Kuala Lumpur
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

No, its not a mountain. Yes, its salt but lots of salts being put together at a place becomes erm a huge heap of salt that you can climb up. Just a short climb and at the top, there isn't really much to see. I think the museum is much more interesting, small with some really nice sculpture all made... More

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Singapore, Singapore
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

A unique landscape of the salt mountain worth a visit. From a distance, it looks like a snow mountain, as high as 30 metres (consists of more than 60 thousand tons of salt), that has become one of a popular tourist attractions. Need to walk up the gradual slope of the salt mountain in order to view its salt production... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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55 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I think this is totally a tourist trap. It really isnt much of a mountain, neither is it a hill, more like a "statue" or blob of salt in the shape of a hill. The view isnt great, the place is far out and difficult to get to... nothing much to do there too. I'd definitely not recommend it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

It's more of a salt hill. You can climb it and the steps are moulded from the salt itself. The view from the top is not exactly breathtaking-it's more of the experience climbing the salt hill. Seriously, not everyone gets to climb on salt isn't it? Sadly, the salt hill is not pristine white but grey. Do try the salty... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This place was really disappointing and I have no idea why it is a tourist attraction. It is essentially a small 30 foot hill of salt. It reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Homer steals all the sugar and has it piled up in his backyard.

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Hong Kong, China
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

The mountain itself is just okay. It is now covered with dirts and no longer white in color. A few minutes walk to the salt museum nearby, you can find smaller but white salt mountain. My son enjoyed sliding down from the very small salt mountain very much. There were lots of salt evaporation ponds and let your feet have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2007

I just came back from my trip to taiwan from 2 to 8 December 2007 and i must say i had a wonderful time there. One of my unforgetable attraction is the Chigu salt Mountain. To get there, you will have to go on a bus tour as the location is situated far away from the town area(about 3 hrs... More

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