Thursday, April 24, 2014

0216. Vietnam - Dai Lanh Lighthouse

Dai Lanh Lighthouse is located in Dai Lanh Cape in the Phu Yen Province in Central Vietnam considered to be a land of great potential for tourism industry.   In 1890, the French built a Lighthouse in the Cape.  It operated until 1945 and resumed operation in 1961.  The Lighthouse was renovated in 1997.  The Lighthouse has 110 wood-made stairs.  This is one of the 45 National Lighthouse(s) in Vietnam.

The Vietnam Post in its "Lighthouse in Vietnam" stampset, commemorated the Dai Lanh Lighthouse with a 6000 dong stamp on 15-May-2013.

Established in the year 1904 (some sources give 1890), the Dai Lanh Lighthouse:
  • Tower is ROUND stone
  • Tower painted WHITE
  • Lantern dome painted BLACK
  • Height is 26.5 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is THREE FLASHES every 15 seconds

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