Lighthouses of China: Southeastern Liáoníng

Liáoníng is a province of northeastern China, at the northern end of the Chinese coast. A principal geographical feature of the province is the Liáodōng (Liaotung) Peninsula, which projects into the northern end of the Yellow Sea, separating Korea Bay on the east from Liáodōng Bay on the west. The major port complex of Dàlián is near the end of the peninsula on the eastern side. This page includes lighthouses of the Dàlián area, the coast to the northeast, and the islands to the east. Lighthouses of Lǚshùn (Port Arthur) and Liáodōng Bay are on the Southwestern Liáoníng page.

During the colonial period Russia and Japan vied for control of this strategically located area. In 1898 Russia leased the Dàlián area from China, but Japan conquered the Russian colony during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. In 1931, Japan invaded northeast China and incorporated Liáoníng into the puppet state of Manchukuo until the end of the Second World War in 1945. Soviet troops then occupied Dàlián and held it until they were withdrawn in 1955.

In addition to Dàlián, there are important Korea Bay ports at Dāndōng and Zhuānghé.

An additional note: the province of Liáoníng was known as Fengtian from 1907 to 1929 and during the Japanese administration; the name Liáoníng was restored in 1945.

Lighthouses in China are maintained by the PRC Maritime Safety Administration. The administration is organized in four regional administrations; Liáoníng lighthouses fall under the Liáoníng MSA, a branch office of the Tiānjīn MSA.

The pīnyīn system for transliterating Chinese into Latin characters is now the international standard, but some locations continue to be known also under the spellings of older transliteration systems. The Chinese word for a lighthouse is dēngtǎ (灯塔). In pinyin jiāo (formerly chiao) is a reef or rock, jiǎo is a cape or headland, dǎo (tao) is an island; (tsu) is a small island, wān is a bay and gǎng (kang) is a harbor.

Names formerly used by the Japanese administration are shown in brackets {}.

ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. CN numbers are Chinese light list numbers. Admiralty numbers are from volume F of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 112.

General Sources
Navigation Aids Search
The Shanghai MSA provides this access to its database of information on navigational aids: enter a range of CN numbers in the lower pair of boxes and click on the search box below. All information is in Chinese.
MSA Aids to Navigation - Lighthouse
Two pages of photos of prominent Chinese lighthouses.
Historic Chinese Lighthouses
Photos posted by the Wēnzhōu MSA office.
Manchuria AMS Topographic Maps
U.S. Army maps from around 1950, collected by the University of Texas.
Chinese English Pinyin Dictionary
A useful tool for juggling the representations of Chinese names.
Lighthouses/Phares - China
Historic postcard images posted by Michel Forand.
Leuchttürme Chinas auf historischen Postkarten
Historic postcard views posted by Klaus Huelse.


East Entrance South Side Light, Dàlián, March 2012
Wikimedia photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas / CC-BY-SA-3.0


Dàwángjiādǎo Light, Chánghǎi
City of Zhuānghé Information Department photo

Dāndōng Prefecture Lighthouse (see also Southwestern Liáoníng)

Note: Before World War II, the Dāndōng area was in the former Andong Province. The People's Republic abolished Andong in 1954, dividing its territory between Liáoníng and Jílín Provinces.
Dōnggǎng City Lighthouse
Dēngtǎshān (Daludǎo, Dalutao) {Talutao}
1925. Active; focal plane 80.5 m (264 ft); white flash every 5 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) round cylindrical steel or cast iron tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with narrow red horizontal bands. A photo is at right, a small photo and a very distant view are available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the east end of an island about 30 km (18 mi) west southwest of Dāndōng (Donggou), China's easternmost port. The island is a popular resort and the lighthouse is one of the attractions. Dēngtǎshān ("Lighthouse Hill") was known historically as Mangshan ("Snake Hill"). Tours are available from Dāndōng. Located on an smaller island off the east end of Daludǎo. Site status unknown. ARLHS PRC-078; CN-1050; Admiralty F4076.

Dàlián Subprovince Lighthouses

Zhuānghé City Lighthouses
Huángjiāquán Range Front
2007. Active; focal plane 35 m (115 ft); continuous red light. 29 m (95 ft) steel post centered on a square building. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This range guides vessels approaching a long pier that serves a large industrial plant about 25 km (15 mi) east of central Zhuānghé. Located on a platform on the west side of the pier. Site and tower closed. Admiralty F4075.7.
Huángjiāquán Range Rear
2007. Active; focal plane 57 m (187 ft); continuous red light. 54 m (177 ft) building; the light must be mounted at the top. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the base of the Huángjiāquán pier. Site and tower closed. Admiralty F4075.71.
Dengtashan Light
Dēngtǎshān Light, Dōnggǎng
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Wēnzhōu Office photo

Pǔlándiàn City Lighthouse
Píkǒu
2004. Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); white flash every 12 s. 22 m (72 ft) round white concrete tower with double gallery; an external stairway spirals around the tower to reach the first gallery. No photo available. Located on a shoal about 5 km (3 mi) south southeast of Píkǒu, a small port about 70 km (45 mi) northeast of Dàlián. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty F4067.5.

Chánghǎi County (Outer Changshan Islands) Lighthouses
Note: The Outer Changshan Islands form a loose archipelago on the west side of Korea Bay, extending southeastward from Zhuānghé and eastward from Dàlián. Many of the islands are inhabited. There is another Changshan Islands group south of Dàlián in Shāndōng Province.
Dàwángjiādǎo (Tawangchia Tao)
1939. Active; focal plane 108 m (354 ft); white flash every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, rising from the front of a 1-story concrete keeper's house. A City of Zhuānghé photo is above, a 2010 aerial photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Dàwángjiādǎo is an island about 25 km (15 mi) southeast of Zhuānghé. Located on the south side of the island, within the Dàwángjiādǎo Scenic Area. Tours to the island are available from Zhuānghé. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS PRC-079; CN-1051; Admiralty F4075.
Bādǒuyínzi (Hǎiyángdǎo) (3)
1998 (station established 1915). Active; focal plane 61.5 m (202 ft); white flash every 5 s. 13 m (43 ft) round cylindrical tile-covered concrete tower with gallery. Entire lighthouse is white. 1-story wood keeper's house. The MSA's photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. The original Japanese station, called "Hai Yung Tau," was apparently discontinued in favor of the present Hǎiyángdǎo station in 1932. The present station was established in 1949, according to MSA. Located on the south side of the harbor entrance, on the west side of Hǎiyángdǎo, an island about 65 km (40 mi) south of Zhuānghé. Site status unknown. ARLHS PRC-080; CN-1065; Admiralty F4066.5; NGA 18211.
Hǎiyángdǎo (2)
Date unknown (station established 1932). Active; focal plane 50 m (164 ft); white flash every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower centered on a round 1-story concrete equipment room. Lighthouse painted white. No photo available, and the tower is not seen in Google's satellite view of the area. Located near the northwestern corner of Hǎiyángdǎo. Site status unknown. CN-1063; Admiralty F4066.55.
Lùquānjiǎo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 54 m (177 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the eastern tip of Bǎshāodǎo, a small island off the eastern tip of Xiǎochángshān. Site status unknown. CN-1052; Admiralty F4070.
Jiǎoliudǎo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); red flash every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) square white concrete tower. No photo available, and the island is barely visible in Google's satellite view. Located on an islet about 3 km (2 mi) northwest of the Datuozi lighthouse (next entry). Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-1054; Admiralty F4068.1; NGA 18210.

Bādǒuyínzi Light, Chánghǎi
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Wēnzhōu Office photo
Datuozi
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 44 m (144 ft); white flash every 4 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on an island off the northeastern tip of Xiǎochángshān, the easternmost large island of the Changshan group. The island is connected to the mainland of Xiǎochángshān by a causeway. Site status unknown. Admiralty F4068.2.
Xīwān
1962. Active; focal plane 40 m (131 ft); flash every 4 s, white or green depending on direction. 4.5 m (15 ft) square pyramidal stone tower attached to a small stone equipment room. Access to the light is by stone steps on one side of the pyramid. Entire beacon painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a rocky promontory sheltering the harbor of Nánshāntún, the principal port of Xiǎochángshān, on the south side of the island. Site status unknown. CN-1055.
Xīběijiǎo
2009. Active; focal plane 28 m (92 ft); white light, 2.5 s on, 2.5 s off. 8 m (26 ft) square white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the northwestern tip of Xiǎochángshān. Site status unknown. Admiralty F4068.092.
Huángshíjiāo (2)
1985 (station established 1965). Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white flash every 3 s. 13 m (43 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. An MSA photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse marks a shoal off the principal port of Dàchángshān Dǎo, a 13 km (8 mi) long island west northwest of Xiǎochángshān. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-1058; Admiralty F4066.43.
Jièbātuózi (3)
Date unknown (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 73 m (240 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) round tapered concrete tower with gallery, mounted on a stone base. Lighthouse painted with red and white horizontal bands. A distant view is available (click on the photo for magnification), and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. The second (1987) light was on a cylindrical tower. Located on the highest point of a small island off the southern tip of Dàchángshān. The island is connected to the mainland of Dàchángshān by a causeway. Site status unknown. CN-1059; Admiralty F4066.4.
Xīcǎotuózi (2)
1985 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); white flash every 6 s. 10.5 m (35 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. The light is near the right edge of a distant view of the island (click on the photo for magnification), and Bing has a distant satellite view. A sibling of the Huángshíjiǎo lighthouse. Located on the western tip of Dàchángshān. Site status unknown. CN-1060; Admiralty F4068.
Húlúdǎo (Hulutao)
1957. Active; focal plane 71 m (233 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. The top of the lighthouse is just barely visible in a view of the island, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Another sibling of the Huángshíjiǎo lighthouse, this light guides vessels in the passage between the islands and the mainland. Located on an island off the northwestern coast of Guǎnglùdǎo, an island at the southwestern end of the Outer Changshan archipelago. Site status unknown. CN-1062; Admiralty F4066.3.

Huángshíjiǎo Light, Chánghǎi
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo
Guǎnglùshān (2)
1987 (station established 1957). Active; focal plane 89 m (292 ft); white flash every 6 s. 10.5 m (35 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Another sibling of the Huángshíjiǎo lighthouse. Located on an island off the southeastern coast of Guǎnglùdǎo. Site status unknown. CN-1061; Admiralty F4067; NGA 18208.
Dōngdāliándǎo (East Daliandao) (2)
1987 (station established 1958). Active; focal plane 43 m (141 ft); white flash every 4 s. 10.5 m (35 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. No photo available, but a Bing satellite view probably shows the lighthouse. Another sibling of the Huángshíjiǎo lighthouse. A square pyramidal tower next to the present lighthouse is similar to the Xīwān light (see above) and is presumably the 1958 light tower. Located on an island northeast of Zhangzidǎo, about 27 km (17 mi) south of Xiǎochángshān. Site status unknown. CN-1066; Admiralty F4066.48.
Zhāngzidǎo (2)
1987 (station established 1957). Active; focal plane 145 m (476 ft); white flash every 4 s. 12.5 m (41 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view of the station. The light station is atop the mountain in the foreground of an aerial view of the island. Another sibling of the Huangshijiǎo lighthouse. The square pyramidal tower next to the present lighthouse may be the 1957 lighthouse; instead of a lantern, the solar panels are now mounted on its roof. Located at the southeastern tip of Zhāngzidǎo. Site status unknown. CN-1067; Admiralty F4066.45.
Jiājiǎo (Zhāngzidǎo Northwest)
2009. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 10 m (33 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the northern tip of Zhāngzidǎo. Site status unknown. Admiralty F4066.435.

Jīnzhōu District Lighthouses
Nándàquān
1995. Active; focal plane 57 m (187 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 22 m (72 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a large 1-story keeper's house complex. Lighthouse painted white. An MSA photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Although the lighthouse was built in 1990, it was not activated until 1995. Located at the tip of a narrow peninsula on the north side of Dàyào Wān about 30 km (19 mi) northeast of Dàlián. Site status unknown. ARLHS PRC-044; CN-1072; Admiralty F4065; NGA 18225.
Nandaquan Light
Nándàquān Light, Jīnzhōu
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Wēnzhōu Office photo
Dàyào Wān North Entrance North Side
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); green light, 3 s on, 3 s off. 20 m (66 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the north detached breakwater of Dàyào Wān, south of the Nandaquan lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. Admiralty F4065.3; NGA 18225.3.
Dàyào Wān North Entrance South Side
1995?. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); red light, 3 s on, 3 s off. 20 m (66 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. The light is in the far background of the photo of the harbor entrance at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the north end of the detached north breakwater of Dàyào Wān (bay), opposite the Nandaquan lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. Admiralty F4065.4; NGA 18225.5.
Dàyào Wān North Breakwater South End (Dayaowan Zulangdi)
1995. Active; focal plane 26.5 m (87 ft); continuous red light. 22 m (72 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. The light is at the right in the photo of the harbor entrance at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the south end of the detached north breakwater of Dàyào Wān. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS PRC-024; CN-1073; Admiralty F4065.5; NGA 18226.2.
Dàyào Wān South Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; characteristics unknown. 22 m (72 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. The lighthouse is white with narrow red vertical stripes. A photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of the breakwater, a working pier on the south side of Dàyào Wān. Site and tower closed. Admiralty F4066; NGA 18226.
Dayao Wan Breakwater Lights
Dàyào Wān South Breakwater Light, Jīnzhōu, November 2006
Panoramio photo copyright haili4603; permission requested
Yóumǎtóu Zhànqiáo (Daliangangxin Oil Terminal) (2)
1985 (station established 1976). Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); continuous green light. 17 m (56 ft) round tapered concrete tower, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. NGA lists a framework tower at this location. Located at the end of a long pier sheltering the oil terminal, southeast of the Dàyào Wān Breakwater and northwest of the Shātuózi lighthouse. Site and tower closed. CN-1084; Admiralty F4059.3; NGA 18229.
Daliangangxin Oil Terminal Operations Pier
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); continuous red light. 10 m (33 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of a pier at the oil terminal. Site and tower closed. Admiralty F4059.5; NGA 18231.
Shātuózi
1976. Active; focal plane 37 m (121 ft); white flash every 6 s. 37 m (121 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white with red trim. An MSA photo is at right, an excellent 2010 closeup is available, and Bing has a satellite view. The lighthouse was built at the tip of the blunt peninsula on the south side of Dàyào Wān. In 1986, it was necessary to reinforce the foundation, presumably against wave action. Since then, breakwaters have been built to enclose the location of the lighthouse, and it appears that the area is being filled. Site status unknown. ARLHS PRC-081; CN-1086; Admiralty F4059; NGA 18228.
#Jiǔcàituózi
1973. Demolished in 2010. This was an 8.5 m (28 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower centered on a round 1-story concrete equipment room. Lighthouse painted white. No photo available. Google's satellite view shows that the area is now occupied by an oil terminal. Formerly located on a small island about 5 km (3 mi) southwest of the Shātuózi lighthouse, marking the north side of the entrance to Dàlián Wān. Site status unknown. ex-CN-1087; ex-Admiralty F4058.5; NGA 18234.
Běiliang Gǎng Breakwater
2009(?). Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); continuous green light. Approx. 27 m (89 ft) round concrete tower. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a short breakwater on the north side of Dagushan Bay, opposite central Dàlián. Site status unknown. Admiralty F4056; NGA 18235.3.

Shātuózi Light, Jīnzhōu
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Wēnzhōu Office photo
Běiliang Gǎng Oil Pier
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round tapered fiberglass tower, colored with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of a pier about 800 m (1/2 mi) northwest of the Beilang Gang Breakwater lighthouse. Site status unknown. Admiralty F4053; NGA 18234.1.

Dàlián City: Offshore Approach Lighthouses
Note: Dàlián, Liáoníng's largest port and second-largest city, occupies a narrow waist of the Liáodōng Peninsula about 80 km (50 mi) northeast of the end. Port facilities are on the east side of the city, facing Korea Bay. The area was occupied by Britain in 1858 but was returned to China in the 1880s. Along with the rest of the peninsula, it was occupied by Russia in 1898, by Japan from 1905 until the end of the Second World War, and then by Soviet troops until 1955. Political administration was transferred to the new People's Republic in 1950. The city was called Darien in English and Dalny in Russian.
Yuándǎo (Round Island)
1925 (substantially rebuilt in 1949). Active; focal plane 66 m (217 ft); white flash every 15 s. 20 m (66 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a 1-story keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. An MSA photo is at right, and the Dàlián Daily has an article with a black and white closeup photo, but the island is barely visible in Google's satellite view. Heavily damaged during World War II, the lighthouse was repaired and operated by the Soviet Union from 1949 to 1955. Located on a small island far out in Korea Bay, about 50 km (30 mi) east southeast of Dàlián. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS PRC-073; CN-1096; Admiralty F4064; NGA 18212.
Nánsānliàngchējiāo (Xian Jiao) (3)
1987 (station established 1928). Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); white flash every 5 s. 21 m (69 ft) round hourglass-shaped fiberglass tower mounted on a hexagonal cylindrical concrete pyramid. Fiberglass tower painted with red and white horizontal bands, concrete base unpainted. The original light was on a 10 m (33 ft) tower, and the second lighthouse was built in 1961. Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the location. Located on a rocky reef about 25 km (15 mi) southeast of Dàlián. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS PRC-062; CN-1080; Admiralty F4060; NGA 18222.

Yuándǎo Light, Korea Bay
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo
Dàsānshāndǎo
1905. Active; focal plane 81 m (266 ft); white flash every 10 s. 12 m (39 ft) round stone tower, painted white. Fog siren (4 blasts every 30 s). An MSA photo is at right, Henry Gim has a view from the sea, a very distant view from the sea is available, and Google has a satellite view. Construction of this historic lighthouse began in 1903, presumably by the Russian government then in control of Dàlián. According to MSA, the lighthouse was refurbished in 1947, a fog signal was added in 1958, and in 1994 action was taken to stabilize the slope around the lighthouse. Dàsānshāndǎo is an island off the southern entrance to Dàlián Bay, about 25 km (15 mi) east southeast of the city. Located at the southern tip of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS PRC-023; CN-1097; Admiralty F4058; NGA 18220.
Yùyán (Yu Yan, Gugan, Encounter Rock)
1925. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); white light, 1.5 s on, 2.5 s off. 16 m (52 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. A closeup photo (halfway down the page) is available, but the rock is not seen in Google's satellite view. The lighthouse was restored in 1998 and MSA repaired the lighthouse when it failed in October 2012. Located on a rocky reef about 35 km (22 mi) south of Dàlián. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS PRC-072; CN-1145; Admiralty F4062; NGA 18216.

Dàlián City: Gānjǐngzi District Lighthouses
Liaohaixun Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 10 m (33 ft) round fiberglass tower colored with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of a pier at the northern end of Dàlián harbor. Site and tower closed. Admiralty F4045.23; NGA 18283.


Dàsānshāndǎo Light, Dàlián
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Wēnzhōu Office photo

Gānjǐngzi (Kanchingtzu) {Kanseishi} Oil Wharf
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 10 m (33 ft) round fiberglass tower colored with black and white horizontal bands. The light is at the far right in a view of the harbor, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of the pier. Site and tower closed. Admiralty F4045.22; NGA 18279.1.
Gānjǐngzi (Kanchingtzu) {Kanseishi} Wharf (2)
1997 (station established 1930). Active; focal plane 12.5 m (41 ft); continuous green light. 12 m (39 ft) tapered round fiberglass tower, painted white. The light is at the far left in a view of the harbor, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of the longest pier of Dàlián's old harbor. Site status unknown. CN-1124; Admiralty F4044; NGA 18280.

Dàlián City: Zhōngshān District Lighthouses
Dàgǎng Běikǒuxī (North Entrance West Side)
1915. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); continuous red light. 19 m (62 ft) tile-covered tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. A photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. The lighthouse was "transformed" in 1964, presumably by adding the tile covering. Located at the end of the west breakwater of Dàlián. Site and tower closed. CN-1108; Admiralty F4028; NGA 18268.
Dàgǎng Běikǒudōng (North Entrance East Side)
1915. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); continuous red light. 19 m (62 ft) tile-covered tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. The lighthouse was "transformed" in 1964, presumably by adding the tile covering. Located at the west end of the detached main breakwater of Dàlián. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-1107; Admiralty F4026; NGA 18264.
Dàgǎng Dōngkǒuběi (East Entrance North Side) (Dàlián Wān)
1913. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white light, 6 s on, 6 s off. 13 m (43 ft) round tapered stone tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. A closeup photo and another photo are available, Forand has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the east end of the detached main breakwater of Dàlián, on the north side of the Dàlián peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS PRC-022; CN-1110; Admiralty F4022; NGA 18256.
* Dàgǎng Dōngkǒunán (East Entrance South Side)
1913. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); red light, 6 s on, 6 s off. 13 m (43 ft) round tapered stone tower with lantern and gallery, painted red. A photo by Uwe Aranas is at the top of this page, another photo and a third photo are available, Forand has a historic postcard view showing a long-vanished signal tower behind the lighthouse, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of the east breakwater of Dàlián. Site and tower closed, but the lighthouse can easily be viewed from shore. CN-1109; Admiralty F4020; NGA 18260.
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Huángbáizuǐ Light, Dàlián
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Wēnzhōu Office photo
#Dàlián Oil Pier # 2 (2)
1965 (station established 1932). Removed, apparently in 2009. This was an 11 m (36 ft) round concrete tower, painted white, located at the end of the longer pier of the former Dàlián oil terminal, on the northeastern edge of the city. A recent Google satellite view shows that the entire pier and terminal have disappeared in a newly filled area. ex-CN-1122; ex-Admiralty F4018; ex-NGA 18244.
Huángbáizuǐ {Kohakushi} (2)
1996 (station established 1925). Active; focal plane 95 m (312 ft); flash every 5 s, alternately red and white. 16 m (52 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, attached to a round 2-story coast guard or harbor control building. Entire structure painted white. An MSA photo is above right, Sandy Tang has a nice 2009 view of the lighthouse, a foggy 2010 closeup is available, and Bing has a satellite view. This light is the landfall light for Dàlián harbor. Located on a sharp, rocky promontory on the northeast corner of the Dàlián peninsula, about 12 km (7.5 mi) east of the center of the city. Site status unknown. ARLHS PRC-032; CN-1098; Admiralty F4010; NGA 18236.
Lǎohǔtān Wān (Tiger Beach)
Date unknown. Active; light characteristic unknown. Approx. 15 m (49 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. The small lantern is red. Dmitry Klimenko has a 2009 photo, a closeup and a distant view are available, and Bing has a satellite view. We need additional information on this lighthouse. Located on a promontory on the south side of the Dàlián peninsula, about 5 km (3 mi) southwest of the Huangbai Zui lighthouse. Site open, tower closed.
* Xīnghǎi
Date unknown. Active (probably unofficial); light characteristic unknown. Approx. 17 m (56 ft) round hourglass-shaped stone stone tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted red. Brian Yap's photo is at right, Jo Manolo has a nighttime photo of the lighthouse in action, and Google has a satellite view. We need information on the history of this interesting lighthouse. Xīnghǎi, on the south side of the Dàlián peninsula, has tourist facilities including a cruise ship terminal and swimming beach. Located on the west side of the harbor entrance at Xīnghǎi. Site open, tower closed.
Lǎopiāndǎo
2001. Active; focal plane 88 m (289 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) white round concrete tower. Yin Hu has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. The area is included in a marine ecosystem preserve. Located on a small but high island about 10 km (6 mi) south of Xinghai. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-1143; Admiralty F3985.
Xinghai Light
Xīnghǎi Light, Dàlián, October 2006
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Brian Yap

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Posted February 25, 2008. Checked and revised April 3, 2015. Lighthouses: 46. Site copyright 2015 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.