Built during the 23rd year of the reign of Jiacing in the Qing dynasty (A.D. 1818), the Jingzaijiao Tiled Salt Fields were formerly known as Laidong Salt Fields.The site was originally a barren desert. Lying on the sandy beach is a small sand dune, where underground water gushes out from low-lying ground forming a well-like structure. The name, Jiingzaijiao, was essentially derived from this particular landscape formation. To prevent salt crystals from attaching to the soil, salt miners at Pottery Dish Salt Field manually laid out broken debris of pottery onto the crystallizing ponds of salt fields. This approach resulted in purer and clearer salt being mined. Under the sunshine, the Pottery Salt Pan displays a resplendent, mosaic like pattern. These features make it a unique cultural landscape of the homeland of salt. Today, it has become an excellent site for tourists to experience salt drying.
Nat'l Hwy 1 → Sinying Interchange → County Hwy 172 → Prov. Hwy 19 → County Hwy 171 → Prov. Hwy 17. Take train to Tainan Railway Station, transfer Xingnan Bus(toward Qingkunshen) to Xishan (Xi Mountsin) Stop.