Global Travel Media » Blog Archive » Lighthouses Opened to Tourists

Home » Destination Global » Currently Reading:

Lighthouses Opened to Tourists

November 13, 2013 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications recently announced the opening of two lighthouses to tourists – Baishajia Lighthouse in Taoyuan County and Green Island Lighthouse in Taitung County.

Baishajia Lighthouse, located in Guanyin Township on the northwest coast, was built in the late 19th century, and is at 37 meters Taiwan’s second-tallest lighthouse (the tallest lighthouse is Mudouyu Lighthouse on Mudouyu Island, Penghu County; 39.9 meters). The lighthouse on Green Island, off the coast of southeastern Taiwan, is 33 meters high and was erected in 1938. Interestingly, the construction of the US public to the American Red Cross in response to the sinking of an American luxury ocean liner on a Green Island reef in 1937. There are a total of 35 lighthouses in Taiwan, of which eight are open to the public. The ministry plans to have half of Taiwan’s lighthouses opened to tourists within the next three years.

Comment on this Article:







Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Platinium Partnership

ADVERTISEMENTS

Elite Partnership Sponsors

ADVERTISEMENTS

Premier Partnership Sponsors

ADVERTISEMENTS

Official Media Event Partner

ADVERTISEMENTS

Global Travel media endorses the following travel publication

ADVERTISEMENTS

GLOBAL TRAVEL MEDIA VIDEOS

ADVERTISEMENTS