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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".
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 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
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
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