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Dongyin Island Lighthouse

Dongyong Lighthouse stands on the flank of Shiwei Mountain. Because of its classic European style architecture, locals call it the “Dongyin villa.” It was designated a third-grade national historic site in 1988, making it the northernmost historic site on Taiwan’s territory.
The lighthouse was completed in 1904; the tower is 14.2 meters high and becomes slightly narrower as it reaches the rooftop, which is a half-dome shape. There used to be two fog cannons on the cliff, below the lighthouse; but now, a single foghorn fulfills their function of helping ships navigate.

The white lighthouse stands atop a cliff, forming a strong contrast to the deep-blue sea below the cliff. Designed by an English engineer, the lighthouse was built in an 18th-century English architectural style—classic and elegant. The lighthouse and its accompanying building are all connected by a stone path winding from the bottom of the cliff towards the top—a feature that matches quite well with the rest of the Matsu Islands’ architecture.


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