Cigu Salt Mountain and the Taiwan Salt Museum

Cigu Salt Mountain and the Taiwan Salt Museum (Qīgǔ Yánshān gēn Táiwān Yán Bówùguǎn 七股鹽山跟台灣博物館) If you mention Cigu to most people, they will invariable think of salt. Due to the area’s long history of generating salt and its current contribution of over 60% of the nations salt production, it is pretty clear why the … Continue reading

Old Tainan Prefecture Hall (National Museum of Taiwan Literature)

Whether a tourist or resident of Tainan, it is unlikely the large European-style building on the Minsheng traffic circle has escaped your eyes. It seems a bit out of place and is so well-restored that it almost looks like it was recently built to serve as the newly conceived National Museum of Taiwan Literature that … Continue reading

Anping Oyster Shell Cement Kiln

Anping Oyster Shell Cement Kiln (Ānpíng Kēhuīyáo Wénhuà Guǎn 安平蚵灰窯文化館) There’s a well-known theory among Taiwanese that their traditional brick houses all have ants due to the cement used to mortar the bricks together. From as early as the 17th century and as recent as the 1970s, locals used a cement mixed from oyster ash, … Continue reading