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"Shuili Snake Kiln" Top 5 Page for this destination Taiwan Off The Beaten Path Tip by kenmerk

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  Shuili Snake Kiln
by kenmerk

Get a glimpse of colonial Taiwan at the Shuili Snake Kiln. Built during the Japanese occupation of the island in 1927, this kiln is the oldest traditional kiln of it's kind that is still operational.

The term snake kiln refers to the long sloping external appearance of the kiln.

The kiln and the surrounding buildings have now been transformed into a tourist area. The restoration work that was done on the buildings surrounding the kiln is attractive and the appearance is consistent with the Japanese style architecture from this period.

It is good to see Taiwan trying to preserve places like this. Also, this is a convenient place to visit if you are on your way either to or from Sun Moon Lake.

Directions: The Shuili Snake Kiln is located on Route 16 about 2 KM's east of Shuili.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 15, 2003
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