Weiliczka Salt Mine

The Salt Mine near Krakow shouldn't be missed in Poland. We were brought into the salt mine accompanied by the officer in charge.. I paid 10 Zloty which was equivalent to RM10 for a pass in photography..

Here's the tickets which were already included in our tour package.


Look at the salt formation..


and lastly we came to a chapel..


Chapel of Saint Kinga


The largest among underground chapels
in the Wieliczka Salt mine, is actually a sizable
subterranean church carved in rock salt and
embellished with salty sculptures







The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine is one of the most valuable monuments of material and spiritual culture in Poland. Each year it is visited by more than one million tourists from all over the world.

It is also a world class monument, featuring among twelve objects on the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.
Today, the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine combines many centuries of tradition and modernity, the history of several hundred years and an underground metropolis with extensive infrastructure.

The mine is a product of work of tens of generations of miners, a monument to the history of Poland and to the Polish nation – a brand, present in Polish consciousness for centuries.


Comments

  1. In Poland, they speak their Polish language, right?

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    1. oh, they speak English very well..

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  2. oh, this is an interesting place!! salt.. are those salt rocks solid enough?? i don't know, cos salt seems to be so fragile to me, hahaha!!

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    1. It's harden in the caves as the temperature is cool..

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  3. oh, their currency is Zloty, i didn't know that.. i thought they are already using Euros..

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    1. they have yet to grow economically..

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  4. very amazing chapel!! all white and the carves are so nicely done!!

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    1. yes, very amazing to see salt-shaped sculptures..

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  5. Salt mine.... is the surface salty? LOL, as if you licked it :p

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    1. it's salty indeed..someone tried tasting it..

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  6. Usually we get to see ice sculpture, but salt sculpture is something interesting :)

    I guess we don't have to freeze ourselves to see it :D

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    1. it's was cold too..but not freezing..

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  7. Oh what a hamsap post with the salty salt in the damp mine haha. Whoa they are a real beauty.

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  8. Interesting! This must be another great place for tourists.

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    1. The ticket is quite reasonable.

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    2. I'm not sure of the price for the ticket..

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  9. wow....what a great experience.

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  10. Interesting. I remember seeing a documentary about this one time.

    The history and backgrounbd of it makes it more intriguing.

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    1. I love those sculptures the most..fascinating..

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  11. Salt mine..hm...interesting. Wasn;t it that you have been here before? OOr maybe in another bog featuring salt mine.

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    1. salt mine in Poland..I was there in June..sorry for late posting..

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    2. Oh I see...haha..comfirm I have not lost memory yet.

      Not only you...I also have a lot of back dated post yet to post. Makan the food already and come out already and yet have not post hahaha

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    3. yea, that's blogging, right?

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  12. Bur RM10 for snapping photos is not that expensive. Hmm...now everywhere also start charging for people to snap photos ya.

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    1. yes, considered ok so that I could take lots of pictures..

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    2. I like the salt formation photo that you took. Like the Cauliflower . I guess if those people who love to play with DSLR camera, they will have a great time snapping photos there.

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    3. as for me, I just simply snap here and there..

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  13. When you mention Church in salt mine i was like kinda worry as to my impression, salt very fragile. What if kena water LOL.

    But then i think pretty safe la since they have been there for so long

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    1. well, the church is perfect as the weather is cool..

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  14. really amazed at the craving. Well dones despite the time they dont have modern tools

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    1. yes, really amazing as there were professional back then..

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  15. Never heard of this place. unbelievable place.

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    1. RM10.00 entrance fees is very reasonable considering that they have to maintain the place with so many tourists coming by each year.

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    2. That's not the entrance fees. It's the photography charge which I had to pay on my own..

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  16. Goodness! I am impressed with the sculptures! They are so crafty and clever....

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  17. My maternal grandfather's family are salt miners in Thailand near the Gulf of Thailand. I think they never imagined a salt mine could be an interesting tourist spot.

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    1. those days they just worked and worked..who knows it becomes a popular tourist spot..

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  18. I wonder whether I would ever have the fate to visits Poland in my life. Europe is so huge with many interesting countries to cover one by one.

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    1. that's why I followed the tour so that I could cover most of it..

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  19. The entrance fee is cheap la.... In Japan nothing could get you inside for RM10!

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    1. not sure about the entrance fees, that Rm10 was for the photography charge.

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