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Century-old Fugueijiao lighthouse opened to public

Century-old Fugueijiao lighthouse opened to public

Taipei, Aug. 29 (CNA) The century-old Fugueijiao (???) 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. To promote the lighthouse as a featured destination of the North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area, the tourism office has sought to add more recreational facilities in the neighboring area. Several abandoned barracks nearby have been converted into an art center. A spokesman of the tourism office suggested that visitors can enjoy artistic programs in the art center, taste marine delicacies in the nearby Fuji (??) fishing port, and tour the unique lighthouse on the northernmost tip of the island. (By H.S. Huang and Lillian Lin)


Updated : 2021-09-21 11:36 GMT+08:00