Taiwan: Sihcao Green Tunnel & Qigu Salt Mountain in Tainan

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Sihcao Green Tunnel is a part of Sihcao Wetland which is located within the Taijiang National Park in Tainan, Taiwan. The Sihcao Wetland area used to be salt farms for more than 200 years. With this history, the natural Sihcao Green Tunnel was used as a salt canal to transport salt products from the drying field back to storages. Today, Sihcao Green Tunnel is a popular attraction features educational raft tours around the Green Tunnel. Taijiang National Park is a conservation area for endangered birds; the park has the most diverse plants and animals in the entire Taiwan!

Sihcao Green Tunnel in Tainan, Taiwan

Sihcao Green Tunnel in Tainan, Taiwan

The only way to tour Sihcao ecological area is either by a boat or a raft

The only way to tour Sihcao ecological area is either by a boat or a raft

Everyone gets to wear a traditional farmer hat

Everyone gets to wear a traditional farmer hat

Mangroves made up this natural green tunnel

Mangroves made up this natural green tunnel

You can see a lot of different species along the way while the tour guide provides an informative explanation about the area

You can see a lot of different species along the way while the tour guide provides an informative explanation about the area

Qigu area used to be the biggest solar salt field in Taiwan. Qigu has a long history of generating salts and has a great contribution to Taiwan’s salt production. You can climb onto the salt mountain which is made up of 60,000 tons of salt. At 20m high above the ground, from the top of the salt mountain provides a good view of the area. It is also at here that you can try out salty ice cream.

Qigu Salt Mountain in Tainan, Taiwan

Qigu Salt Mountain in Tainan, Taiwan

The area also features sculptures made out of salt

The area also features sculptures made out of salt

Disney's Frozen

Disney’s Frozen

Salty Ice Cream

Salty Ice Cream

That’s it for today’s post about Taiwan, stay tuned for a few more posts about Taiwan. By the way, I forgot if I told you guys in previous posts or not, but I am going to study abroad in Rome, Italy for the fall semester. Therefore, expect a lot of posts about Europe in the near future!

Your boy,

-Chuck

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