By: Lu Hsin-hui and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Feb. 11 (CNA) The Tungchu Tao Lighthouse in Matsu is a national
historic building, the first lighthouse built of granite in Taiwan, that has survived the shifts of contemporary history.
The tower is located on Dongju, one of the islets of the Matsu archipelago about 25 kilometers off the coast of China.
It was constructed in 1872 during the Ching dynasty, based on an agreement on commerce and navigation signed between the Chinese government and Great Britain following China’s defeat in the Opium Wars. [FULL STORY]