“Salt in Taijiang - Colored Salt Shaker DIY” organized by the Taijiang National Park Headquarters
Have you ever wondered where salt comes from? Do you know the development of the salt industry in Taiwan? The Taijiang National Park Headquarters holds the “Salt in Taijiang - Colored Salt Shaker DIY” event on January 12, 2019. This event aims to tell people where salt comes from, help people understand the development of the salt industry in Taijiang and teach people to make a colored salt shaker for good luck.
Salt industry in Taiwan began in 1665. During the ruling of the Kingdom of Tungning, Sea Ban was enforced in the Qing Dynasty. Chen Yung Hua, the Joint Staff of the Kingdom of Tungning, built salt fields for salt production in 1665. This marked the beginning of solar salt in Taiwan. Salt fields provide salt for people's livelihood and industrial use from the Qing Dynasty, Taiwan during Japanese rule to the Republic of China. Taiyen Biotech shut down all the salt fields in May 2002, putting an end to salt production and solar salt over 300 years. Solar salt production is an important industrial history in Taiwan, expressing life culture and ecosystem characteristics of landscape. The Taijiang National Park is located on the coast of Tainan. The Park and its surrounding area used to be an important site of salt production in Taiwan. The rare complete salt fields and salt worker community in Taiwan are preserved in the Park. To help people learn about salt and the historical development of the salt industry in Taiwan, the Taijiang National Park Headquarters will hold two sessions of “Salt in Taijiang - Colored Salt Shaker DIY” event on January 12 at 10 am and 11 am. A total of 20 spots are available per session. People can sign up for the event on January 12 at 9:30 am. The event includes a presentation on the salt industry and a DIY event of colored salt shaker for good luck. Visitors can paint the salt with color pens and pour salt into the glass jar to eradicate calamities and pray for luck. This event is held in the Environmental Education Classroom of the Taijiang National Park Headquarters. People can sign up for the event on the day.