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Address: By the side of Changyantang Main Road, Da'an District, Zigong 643012, China
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Very cool!

Very cool to see a traditional salt well in action! Located on the road back into Zigong from the Dinosaur Museum. Much more lively than the Salt Industry Museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2013
Meiguihua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Sanghai well was the first well in the world to reach a depth of more than 1000 metres, in the 1850s. The whole industrial site is remarkably well preserved and brine is still pumped here to produce salt by evaporation in huge vats. This "living museum" is a remarkbale testimony to the importance of salt production in the history... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I recommend visiting the Salt Museum first as the enormous wooden structures make more sense after seeing how they are incorporated in the production process. This does have the advantage of being an active salt processing plant and you can see the salt being reduced in huge shallow bowls heated by the natural gas that is released from the salt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Very cool to see a traditional salt well in action! Located on the road back into Zigong from the Dinosaur Museum. Much more lively than the Salt Industry Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Our visit to Zigong was primarily to visit the dinosaur museum. During our stay, we also visited the Sanghai Well and were very impressed! This is a centuries-old well that is more than 1,000 meters deep. It was drilled using ancient techniques to reach the brine captured far below the surface. What was amazing is that this well has been... More 

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