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Name: Mudouyu Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Mudou Island Light

Also known as: Mu Tou Hsu (Mu Tou Yu, Mu-t'ou Hsu) Light

Nearest Town or City:
Makung, , Taiwan

Location: Northernmost island in the Penghu group of islands, off west coast of Taiwan.

Managing Organization:
Directorate General of Customs

This is the tallest iron lighthouse in East Asia.

Tower Height: 131

Height of Focal Plane: 160

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 20 seconds; range 18 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical cast-iron tower with black and white bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1902

Date Present Tower Built: 1902

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

You can fly to Makung from Taiwan or get a boat from Kaohsiung. To visit the smaller islands you need to charter a boat.

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