This was the first western-style lighthouse built on the China coast. After being damaged by a typhoon in 1874, the lighthouse was not in operation again until 1910. In July 2007, an organization called the League of Guia Lighthouse Protectors filed a complaint to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre about the Macau government’s “wavering” stance on the protection of the lighthouse and the construction of high-rise buildings in front of Guia Hill.
Tower Height: 44
Height of Focal Plane: 354
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 10 seconds; range 16 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White round masonry tower with red lantern, yellow trim.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1865
Date Present Tower Built: 1865
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
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