Wednesday, September 14, 2011

0073. Hong Kong - Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse

The Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse is one of the five surviving pre-war Lighthouses in Hong Kong.  The Lighthouse is located on the highest point of the Lantau Island.  The Lighthouse is now unmanned and automated.  The Lighthouse was declared a Monument in 2000.

The Lighthouse guides vessels in Ma Wan, the Bay separating Lantau Island and the mainland.  The Tang Lung Chau is a small island off the East end of Lantau.  The Lighthouse can be accessed only by boat.

Hong Kong Post commemorated the Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse by the release of:

(1) $5 stamp on 20-Sep-2007 in its special set of Stamps on "Declared Monuments in Hong Kong" and 

(2) $3 stamp on 29-Dec-2010 in its special set of Stamps on "Lighthouses of Hong Kong"

Built in 1912, the Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse:
  • Tower is SQUARE steel skeletal
  • Lighthouse is painted WHITE
  • Height is 12 meters
  • Colour scheme of LIGHT is WHITE
  • Light character is a FLASH every 5 seconds

No comments:

Post a Comment