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Chigu Salt Mountain

66, YenCheng Village, | Chigu, Tainan, Taiwan
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Ranked #66 of 139 Attractions in Tainan
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Owner description: The Taiwan Salt Company has turned a four-story-high pile of salt into a tourist attraction.
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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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
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12 attraction reviews
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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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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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25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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