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Still producing well

Historic relics of salt production along with a section that is still producing salt with low... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Chengdu, China
via mobile
Very cool!

Very cool to see a traditional salt well in action! Located on the road back into Zigong from the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2013
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12 Feb 2017
“Worth a visit ”
10 Feb 2017
“Still producing well”
By the side of Changyantang Main Road, Da'an District, Zigong 643012, China
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is the first well which reached 1000 m depth in 1835. You can see the whole process of making salt. Worth a visit.

Thank Lappochka
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Historic relics of salt production along with a section that is still producing salt with low pressure natural gas evaporation. Has a small shop that sells salt products billed as "the best salt to make pickles with".

Thank gjr26645
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The history of this place is very interesting as it's the oldest and deepest salt mine still operating. However, there is just one winch, one derrick, and few salt cauldrons to see. It's interesting enough, but takes only about 20 minutes to see. The good...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 15 December 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...More

Thank Ornithos
Reviewed 9 June 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...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 19 October 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.

Thank Meiguihua
Reviewed 1 November 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...More

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