By: H.S. Huang and Lillian Lin
Taipei, Aug. 29 (CNA) The century-old Fugueijiao (富貴角) lighthouse located on the northernmost 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]