Cigu Lagoon

Photo:余錫堅

Photo:余錫堅

Photo:余錫堅

Photo:余錫堅

Photo:余錫堅

Photo:余錫堅

Photo:余錫堅

Photo:余錫堅

Photo:余錫堅

Photo:余錫堅

Photo:余錫堅

Photo:余錫堅

Photo:余錫堅
Photo:余錫堅
Photo:余錫堅
Photo:余錫堅
Photo:余錫堅
Photo:余錫堅
Cigu Lagoon or called Qi Gu Lagoon is the largest lagoon in Taiwan situated in Tainan.
Covering 1600 hectares, Cigu Lagoon contains a high concentration of salt which served a great location for developing salt drying, fish catching and oyster cultivating industries. It is also an ecological habitat for the endangered migratory species such as the Black-faced Spoonbill. Due to over developing, the lagoon has shrunk from 10,000 hectares 20 years ago to the current 1,600 hectares. Most geologists predicted that the lagoon may disappear in the next 20 years if the situation is not comprehended. Now focused to sustain the natural environment of this huge wetland, the hiking routes and the boat tours are all organized environmental friendly in protecting the natural habitat.

Boat tours are provided for visitors to appreciate the huge Cigu Lagoon with an easy ride on the raft. It’s a scenery viewing tour and also educational. A glimpse on the local fishing and oyster industry while admiring the natural lagoon. It’s a 90 minute ride on the raft with an up close opportunity to tour the mangrove reserve area and the local oyster farm. After the tour you can always foot on the wetland and examine the natural habitat in close range.

Cigu Lagoon was the largest salt industry in Tainan. The Cigu Salt Fields and Cigu Salt Museum are educational visit to understand the very traditional and manual process of drying salt. The Black-faced Spoonbill Reserve is also a must-see visit. Situated on the north shore of the Zengmun River estuary, near Cigu Lagoon, the reserve is where the winter migratory Black-faced Spoonbill migrates every year from October to the following May. The natural scenery, farms, and reserves, Cigu Lagoon has become a top attraction around Tainan coastline.
 
Leon Tsai

scenery features:

The largest lagoon in Taiwan, Cigu Lagoon contains wonderful local industry and natural reserve for endangered species, the Black-faced Spoonbill.

opening hours:

Southwest Coast National Scenic Area Office
Contact number
(06)786-1000
Emergency contact
(06)786-0202

Directions:

Directions:
By Car
Highway no.1 exit on Madou Interchange
Take the no.176 County Route heading Jiali
Proceed until you reach the lagoon

By Bus
Take the Singnan Bus heading Jiali
Make a transfer at Madou to Cigu

Near Hotels

F HOTEL Tainan

16.5 km
No.23, Guangxian St., West Central Dist., Tainan City 700, Taiwan
TWD2,200+

Holland Village Motel - Anping

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TWD1,680+

Queena Plaza Hotel Tainan

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Chateau Rich Hotel

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Les Hotel Tainan

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No.347-1, Zhongzheng N. Rd., Yongkang Dist., Tainan City 710, Taiwan
TWD2,860+

SSS Life Hotel

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No.74, Ln. 158, Sec. 2, Zhongyi Rd., West Central Dist., Tainan City 700, Taiwan
TWD1,588+

Near Attractions

Qigu Salt Mountain

Taiwan Salt Museum and Cigu Salt Mountain

Jiangjun Fish Harbor