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  • Hi there, it's me, Katie.

  • Today I'm in Cigu, which is located at the most western part of Taiwan.

  • It's a natural rich place, and it's famous known for its lagoon.

  • And today, I'm going to show you some beautiful scenery first.

  • Let's go check out with me.

  • View of the Sea Tower, this is where I'm standing right now.

  • We truly can see the ocean and lagoon from here.

  • Here on the observation deck,

  • you get to admire a panorama of the lagoon in Cigu

  • and smell a strong seaside smell.

  • They can help you relax.

  • Cigu Lagoon is an exposed remaining of

  • a shoal in the Old Taijiang Inner Sea.

  • It's calledthe inner seaby local residents.

  • Fishers raise oysters and catch fishes here,

  • and this is why Cigu is famous for its seafood.

  • It would be a pity if we just appreciate the lagoon standing on shore.

  • Let's get on the boat and explore the special views of the lagoon!

  • I just got a ticket to get on that boat

  • to have a fun tour right here in Cigu.

  • And this is a must do if you come here.

  • So, let's get moving.

  • A boat tour of the lagoon

  • provides you a chance to enjoy the beauty of it.

  • The introduction from tour guides can also

  • helps you know Cigu better.

  • Do you see that?

  • The beautiful water, beautiful sky

  • and beautiful weather we have today.

  • We are so lucky to enjoy the beautiful scenery here.

  • We just arrived here by boat, because here is a sandbank.

  • Alright, just come with me and let's go inside

  • and find what we can check out.

  • This is Wangzailiao sandbar.

  • Although there is a path leading people to here,

  • there's no water nor electricity supply, and no one lives here.

  • Walking along the path, you can see mangroves as well as

  • the scenery of Taiwan Strait.

  • Seriously, it was hot to stay in that sandbank.

  • Right now, we're going to have some barbecue.

  • Well, actually it is to grill some oysters, to taste some seafood.

  • Taking a boat tour around the lagoon and having some grilled oysters

  • are popular activities here in Cigu.

  • There is a bustling community calledLongshan.”

  • You can talk a walk in the community

  • and get to know what it looks like to live in a fishing village.

  • We're here having this barbecue, and look at this.

  • Wow! It's food time.

  • I'm gonna try this out, it looks so fresh.

  • It really tastes good, so fresh and so yummy.

  • I love it.

  • Oh my God, look at this beautiful thing here.

  • So big.Look at that. This is my thumb,

  • and this is the oyster.

  • Here is the normal one.

  • Let's compare to it.

  • Not only to take a tour on that boat but also have a chance

  • to come here to taste these fresh oysters.

  • I mean, look at those people, they're happy.

  • This one is great.

  • In recent years, many villages like here in Tainan

  • are growing really fast.

  • Some become the special communities just like here.

  • And today we are just so lucky to have this chance

  • to take a look around here.

  • Are you ready? come with me

  • Longshan Temple is the landmark of Longshan community.

  • You can find many local cuisines

  • and graffiti painted by local residents here.

  • The best way to know about a place is

  • to go through the street and even the alleys.

  • You can get to know a place through your feelings,

  • your eyes and even your interaction with people here.

  • Do you see the walls behind me?

  • Those are paintings made of oyster shells.

  • It's really special.

  • What did you see on those beautiful walls?

  • I saw black-faced spoonbills, which is the most famous thing here,

  • some oyster farm and some fishes.

  • You know what? These are not just normal paintings,

  • this is the story about the daily life here.

  • Cigu is widely recognized for its seafood,

  • and people come to the seafood vending street to buy some.

  • I'm at the seafood street in Cigu.

  • So many people come here to get seafood,

  • because they can get the most fresh and best thing here.

  • There are many local dishes

  • and restaurants for you to enjoy.

  • But don't misunderstand that you must take friends

  • with you in order to enjoy the seafood.

  • Here they also provide dishes for the tourist who comes here alone.

  • It's food time again.

  • This is the seafood congee.

  • First we need to check what we have inside this bowl.

  • Isn't the seafood congee impressive?

  • It's made of local seafood ingredients in Cigu.

  • Right now, I'm gonna choosethis one, the milkfish.

  • It's fresh and springy.

  • It's nice. The fish is really nice.

  • Then, the soup.

  • Wow, that is sweet and rich in flavor.

  • You know what?

  • It only costs you $70 dollars

  • to have this bowl of seafood congee.

  • So, I'm gonna give this a thumbs up.

  • The seafood congee is really worth it.

  • You can even feel the affection of the owner.

  • In this store, the seafood congee is not the only thing you can eat.

  • Look at these, and they still have a lot of seafood.

  • Umit's good.

  • After finishing the delicious seafood,

  • it's time for some exercise!

  • Let's go to the Cigu Salt Mountain!

  • I'm in the Salt Mountain at Cigu,

  • I'm going to introduce you Miss Yang, the manger here.

  • This is my first time to come here,

  • so what is your suggestion to take a look around here?

  • There are a lot of funs here at the salt mountain.

  • We have many amusement rides here

  • as well as local dishes.

  • Let me show you around.

  • The most popular sport among young tourists here

  • is water golf.

  • Okay, that sounds really good. Let's go!

  • I know golf, but I don't know the golf that plays on water.

  • Anyway, it's my turn to give it a try.

  • Wish me good luck!

  • Oh my God! I just miss it.

  • Did you see that?

  • Okay, give me one more time.

  • Oh, I did it!

  • Water golf is so much fun!

  • You can hear tourists laughing as they play the golf.

  • It's very suitable for friends to play together.

  • In addition, there is this cute kiddy train.

  • I've already jumped on this tiny little train,

  • so right now, let's go on this tour to find out what we can see.

  • The train makes a circle tour around the park,

  • and you can enjoy the views of the park on it.

  • Adults and kids are both suitable for the train tour!

  • In addition, there is a shuttle bus

  • to Taiwan Salt Museum.

  • As you take the tourism train,

  • you get to appreciate the scenery of both the park

  • and Cigu area.

  • You can make a tofu by yourself at Cigu Salt Mountain.

  • To make tofu with nigari,

  • first we need sugar-free soy milk

  • and nigari tofu coagulant.

  • As for tools, we need a tofu mold

  • and three pots.

  • Now we're ready to make tofu.

  • First, heat 1000cc sugar-free soy milk with a double boiler

  • until you see tofu skin on the surface .

  • Add 6cc of nigari in another pot,

  • so the soy bean milk and nigari ration is 1000:6.

  • Next, pour the heated sugar-free soy bean milk

  • to the pot with nigari, and mix them evenly.

  • After this, pour the mixture into the tofu mold

  • and cover it with a piece of cloth.

  • Wait for 20 minutes and we're done!

  • Look at this, the tofu that I just made, so beautiful.

  • It's good, and nice. Really soft.

  • In addition to tofu,

  • we can also make douhua (tofu pudding)!

  • This one is great, too.

  • They put some black sugar and it tastes really sweet.

  • It just like the normal tofu pudding, it's great.

  • Nigari is a mineral solution made from concentrated sea water.

  • It's a natural coagulant

  • that can be used to make tofu and douhua.

  • You can also add it into coffee.

  • Well, let me tell you, everything here is salt added,

  • so of course, this coffee as well.

  • But this latte, it tastes just a little bit salty.

  • Somehow, it's so amazing that

  • a little bit salt makes this coffee taste not bitter.

  • And there is one more thing.

  • Because the Nigari-salt is added into it,

  • the latte has some minor minerals,

  • (makes it) more healthier.

  • A tour to the salt mountain is not complete

  • without a salty popsicle.

  • As you can see, there are some nuts on top of it.

  • As you can see these yellow dots, that is the salted yolk.

  • So, it is a salty ice-pop.

  • This one is also nice, I love it.

  • As you come to the salt mountain, of course

  • you have to climb the salt mountain.

  • Let's get to the summit!

  • Don't underestimate this Salt Mountain, it worth NT 140 million dollars.

  • Right now, I'm going to take a challenge. I can do it!

  • The view from the top of the salt mountain is great.

  • It's worth it.

  • I'm at top of the Mountain.

  • Easy, it's a piece of cake for me.

  • It is almost the end of the day, and it was a blast day.

  • We took on a boat to see the beautiful lagoon.

  • We went to the Salt Mountain to do a lot of activities.

  • We ate a lot of fresh seafood.

  • Next time if you come to Tainan, don't miss this place.

  • The grand finale activity in Sigang's incense event

Hi there, it's me, Katie.

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