Jingzaijiao Sea Salt Field Photography 井仔腳瓦盤鹽田

The Jingzaijiao Salt Fields are a cultural relic built back in 1818. They are unique in that they are tile-paved; back during the Qing dynasty they came up with the brilliant idea of preventing salt from attaching to the soil by manually laying out broken pottery pieces onto the salt fields. This innovation led to clearer salt being mined.

Taiwan Tainan Jingzaijiao sea salt fields 井仔腳瓦盤鹽田

Nowadays, the salt fields are largely a tourist destination. People are allowed onto a few of the tile fields to experience salt drying as they would hundreds of years ago.

Jingzaijiao Salt Fields Playing in Salt

The salt was sharp on my feet, but refreshing in the summer heat.

Jingzaijiao Sea Salt

Jingzaijiao Child Raking Salt

As the sun began to set, I started using it more in my shots.

Child Playing in Salt at Jingzaijiao Salt Fields

While we didn’t have time to stick around until the sunset, I certainly hope to return before I go home later this month.

Jingzaijiao Salt Fields Children Playing near Sunset