Century-old Fugueijiao lighthouse opened to public

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/29
By: H.S. Huang and Lillian Lin

Taipei, Aug. 29 (CNA) The century-old Fugueijiao (富貴角) lighthouse located on the 201508290012t0001northernmost point of Taiwan was officially opened to the public starting Saturday and visitors to the lighthouse will receive a stamped souvenir certificate featuring the lighthouse.

The Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications sponsored a hiking event around the lighthouse, inviting people to appreciate the beautiful scenery and learn about the history of the lighthouse.

The 14.3-meter Fugueijiao lighthouse was built by Japanese for the construction of a submarine cable between Taiwan and Japan, and also to serve as a navigation aid. In 1962 the tower was renovated into a octagonal building with black and white stripes.     [FULL  STORY]

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