Lighthouses of China: Shèngsì and Qíqū Islands, Zhèjiāng

The Chinese province of Zhèjiāng (formerly spelled Chekiang) occupies the central coast of the country, south of Shànghǎi and north of the Formosa Strait. The province faces east on the East China Sea. For the most part the coastline is hilly and irregular, with more than 3000 islands of all sizes offshore.

Hángzhōu Bay is a large embayment at the northern end of the province. Spread across the mouth of Hángzhōu Bay, the Zhōushān Islands include well over 1000 islands, although only 103 are large enough to be inhabited. Lighting this maze of islands requires hundreds of beacons of all sizes. This page covers lighthouses of the Shèngsì Islands, the northeasternmost of the Zhōushān Islands, and of the Qíqū (Rugged) Islands, which lie to the west in the northern entrance to Hángzhōu Bay. China is developing the major deep-water port of Yángshān, a satellite port for Shànghǎi, in the Qíqū Islands. The islands are administered as Shèngsì County within Zhōushān Prefecture.

Lighthouses in China are maintained by the PRC Maritime Safety Administration. The administration is organized in four regional administrations, with offices in the major ports. All the lights on this page are maintained by the Zhènhǎi MSA office.

The pinyin 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.

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 Shànghǎi 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.
Lighthouse Appreciation
This portfolio of photos was posted by the Wēnzhōu MSA office in Zhèjiāng Province.
Chinese English Pinyin Dictionary
A useful tool for juggling the representations of Chinese names.
China AMS Topographic Maps
A fine collection of U.S. Army Map Service maps of China, in English, posted by the University of Texas Library.

Huaniaoshan Light
Huāniǎoshān Light, Mǎ'ān Islands
Shèngsì County Media Bureau photo

Hǎijiāo and Mǎ'ān Islands Lighthouses
Note: These are the northernmost islands of the Zhōushān archipelago. The Mǎ'ān or Saddle Islands are at the northeastern end of the archipelago; Hǎijiāo is an isolated island about 32 km (20 mi) east of the Mǎ'ān group.
Hǎijiāo (2)
2007 (station established 1977). Active; focal plane 58 m (190 ft); white flash every 6 s. 12.5 m (41 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern dome painted red. Shànghǎi MSA has the photo of the new lighthouse seen at right and a page on the old one, and another photo is available, but the island is not seen in Google's satellite view. In 1997 the original lighthouse was repaired after being damaged by a typhoon. This is the easternmost Chinese lighthouse. Located atop an isolated rocky pinnacle far out in the East China Sea, about 100 km (60 mi) east of Cape Yangtze and 50 km (30 mi) east of Huāniǎo Shān. (Hǎijiāo means "sea reef.") Accessible only by boat, and landing is difficult. Site and tower closed. CN-2294; Admiralty F3747.4; NGA 18864.
* Huāniǎoshān (Huāniǎo Shān, North Saddle Island)
1870. Active; focal plane 89 m (292 ft); white flash every 15 s. 16.5 m (54 ft) round brick tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted black with a white horizontal band at the base. Fog siren (five blasts every 60 s). A photo is at at the top of this page, Alex Chan has a closeup and a view of the station, and Google has a satellite view of the station. Huāniǎo Shān is the northernmost of the Mǎ'ān Islands, about 130 km (80 mi) southeast of Shànghǎi. The lighthouse, an important navigational aid for vessels arriving in Shànghǎi from the south, was listed by the provincial government as a cultural monument in 1997. There is ferry transportation to the island, and the lighthouse is accessible by road. Located on the northern tip of the island. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS PRC-033; CN-2295; Admiralty F3746; NGA 18872.
* Mányútóudǎo (Mányútóu Dǎo) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 52 m (171 ft); flash every 12 s, white or red depending on direction. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. A closeup and a more distant photo are available, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. This light is missing from the Shànghǎi MSA list; NGA lists a 3 m (10 ft) square stone tower. Mányútóudǎo (Eelhead Island) is at the southeastern end of the Mǎ'ān group, and the lighthouse is on a promontory on the southeastern peninsula of the island. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty F3747.3; NGA 18876.9.
Xiǎogōngjiāo (Xiǎogōngshān, Xiǎogōng Jiāo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 27 m (89 ft); green flash every 4 s. 7 m (23 ft) round concrete tower, colored with green and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on one of the southernmost islets of the Mǎ'ān Islands. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2305.01; Admiralty F3747.28; NGA 18876.3.
Haijiao Light
Hǎijiāo Light
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo
Huángshídōngjiāo (Huángshídōng Jiāo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 31 m (102 ft); white flash every 4 s. 7 m (23 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on the southwesternmost islet of the Mǎ'ān Islands. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty F3747.14; NGA 18876.2.
Péngjiāo (Péng Jiāo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); three white flashes every 12 s. 7 m (23 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on on a tiny islet on the west side of the Mǎ'ān Islands. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2305.1.
Dōngkùshān (Dōngkù Shān)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 m); two white flashes every 6 s. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical cancrete tower painted with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the northern tip of Dōngkùshān, one of the islands in the group at the western extremity of the Mǎ'ān Islands. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2298.1.
Guòlàngzuǐtóu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 25 m (82 m); white flash every 2 s. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical cancrete tower painted with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the east end of island group at the western extremity of the Mǎ'ān Islands. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2297.1.
Mántóushān (Mántóu Shān)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 27 m (89 ft); white flash every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the south end of an island at the western extremity of the Mǎ'ān Islands. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2298.1; Admiralty F3747.05; NGA 18876.1.

Sìjiāo Area Lighthouses
Note: Sìjiāoshān is the largest of the Shèngsì islands and a popular destination for Chinese tourists.
Wàimǎlángshān (Wàimǎláng Shān) (3)
1996 (station established 1952). Active; focal plane 69 m (226 ft); white flash every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white tiles. Google has a distant satellite view of the site. Located on a small island about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) off the south coast of Sìjiāo. CN-2316; Admiralty F3740.03.
Nèimǎtíjāo (Inner Horseshoe Reef)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white flash every 1.5 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) round tower, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef off the southern coast of Sìjiāo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2315.2; Admiralty F3740.025; NGA 18878.5.
Wàimǎtíjāo (Outer Horseshoe Reef)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); two white flashes every 8 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef about 800 m (1/2 mi) south of the Nèimǎtí Light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2315.25; Admiralty F3740.027; NGA 18878.2.
Tiāoliú Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); yellow light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower, colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the north breakwater of a harbor on the south side of Mǎjìshān, a small island just off the southwestern tip of Sìjiāo. Site and tower closed (industrial area). CN-2315.23; Admiralty F3740.021.
Mǎpìgǔ (Mǎjìshān, Ma-chi Shān)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 128 m (420 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 16 m (52 ft) round tower, painted white with narrow red horizontal bands. A distant view and another view are available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the highest point of Mǎjìshān. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2315.1; Admiralty F3740.02; NGA 18878.
Niu'ējiāo (Niu'ē Jiāo) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 19.5 m (64 ft); white flash every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. A good photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. The Shànghǎi MSA photos, taken during installation of the new lighthouse, also show the earlier pyramidal tower, which was still present as of 2006. Located on an isolated reef about 8 km (5 mi) west southwest of the northwestern point of Sìjiāo. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-2311; Admiralty F3740.5.
Cǎoxiépàjiāo (Cǎoxiépà Jiāo, Nanlong Jiāo) (2?)
1996 (station established 1957). Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white tiles. MSA's photo is at right, another photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located about 2 km (1.25 mi) off the northwestern point of Sìjiāo. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-2309; Admiralty F3740.7.
Caoxiepajiao Light
Cǎoxiépàjiāo Light, Sìjiāo
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo
Biàndànjiāo (Biàndàn Jiāo) (Dàmáofēng Dǎo)
2004. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); flash every 3 s, white or red depending on direction. 8 m (26 ft) white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the north end of Dàmáofēng Island about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) southwest of Hǔyújiāo. Site status unknown. Admiralty F3740.8; NGA 18877.5.
Hǔyújiāo (Hǔyú Jiāo, Tigerfish Reef)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); four white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) hexagonal skeletal tower with gallery, painted white, mounted on a round concrete pier. No photo available, and the tower is hard to see in Google's satellite view. Located on a reef about 800 m (1/2 mi) west of the Lǐsìjiāo lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-2306.1; Admiralty F3740.9.
Lǐsìjiāo (Lǐsì Jiāo)
1955. Active; focal plane 38 m (125 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 8 m (28 ft) square masonry tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has an indistinct satellite view. Lǐsìjiāo is a reef about 5 km (3 mi) north northeast of the northern point of Sìjiāo. Located atop the reef. Accessible only by boat, and landing is difficult. Site and tower closed. CN-2306; Admiralty F3741; NGA 18877.
Luāndāoshān (Luāndāo Shān)
2007. Active; focal plane 38 m (125 ft); quick-flashing white light. 9 m (30 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white with red trim, including four narrow red vertical stripes. Shànghǎi MSA has a photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a small island about 7 km (4 mi) northeast of the northern point of Sìjiāo. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-2306.2; Admiralty F3740.95.
Wàijiāo (Wài Jiāo, Shèngsì Wàijiāo) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); white flash every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, mounted on a round concrete pier. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. Shànghǎi MSA has a page for the former lighthouse, but the reef is barely visible in Google's satellite view. Located on an isolated reef about 15 km (9 mi) northeast of Sìjiāo. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-2308; Admiralty F3744.
Xiǎocàiyuán (2) (?)
Date unknown. Inactive since 2010. Approx. 12 m (93 ft) round tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands. Daniel Mueller has a photo, a more distant view is available, and Google has a satellite view. In January 2010, Shànghǎi MSA issued a notice to mariners mentioning the "removal" of this light; apparently it was replaced by a much smaller beacon, described as a "white drum." Located at the end of a 1.25 km (0.8 mi) long breakwater that extends southward from Jinping, a small island northwest of Sìjiāo; this breakwater creates a large protected harbor on the north side of Sìjiāo. Site status unknown. CN-2312; ex-Admiralty F3742.
* Běicháoyángshān (Huìchéng, Weicheng) (3)
2006 (station established 1952). Active; focal plane 65 m (213 ft); two flashes every 6 s, white, red or green depending on direction. Approx. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof black. A photo is at right, Rochelle Ran has a nice sunrise photo, a 2008 photo and a 2009 closeup are available, and Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse apparently replaced the 1984 lighthouse shown in the MSA photo. The light guides vessels approaching Huìchéng, near the northeastern tip of Sìjiāo. Site open, tower closed. CN-2313; Admiralty F3743.
Weicheng Light
Běicháoyángshān Light, Sìjiāo, May 2008
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Augapfel

Dàhuánglóng Shān Lighthouses
Note: Dàhuánglóng Shān is an inhabited island about 5 km (3 mi) southeast of Sìjiāo.
* Dàqiánzuǐ Tóu (2)
1967 (station established 1957). Active; focal plane 35 m (115 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. A distant view is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the northern tip of Dàhuánglóng Shān, an inhabited island southeast of Sìjiāo. MSA says the lighthouse is accessible by a hiking trail. Site open, tower closed. CN-2314; Admiralty F3740.08; NGA 18879.
Dàhuánglóng
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 91 m (299 ft); white flash every 4 s. 16 m (52 ft) round tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the easternmost point of Dàhuánglóng Shān. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2316.1; Admiralty F3740.06; NGA 18879.1.

Bái Jiéxià Strait (Bonham Strait) Lighthouses
Note: The Bái Jiéxià Strait (known to Western navigators historically as the Bonham Strait) is an important entrance to the Hángzhōu gulf passing the south side of Huanglong Shān and Sìjiāo.
Nándǐngxīng (Nantinghsing)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 129 m (423 ft); three white flashes, in a 2+1 pattern, every 9 s. 16 m (52 ft) round tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Nándǐngxīng is a small island southwest of Dàhuánglóng Shān. Located on the highest point of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2318.1; Admiralty F3740.055; NGA 18879.5.
Xiǎobànbiānshān (Hsiao-pan-pien) Shān
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 72 m (236 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 16 m (52 ft) round tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Xiǎobànbiān Shān (Little Half Mountain) is a rocky pinnacle about 5 km (3 mi) east of Bái Jiéxià Shān. Located on the highest point of the islet. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2318.4; Admiralty F3739; NGA 18879.6.
Báijiéshān (Pai-Chieh Shān, Bonham Island)
1883. Active; focal plane 75 m (246 ft); flash every 30 s, alternately red and white. 14.5 m (47 ft) round cast iron (?) tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted with red and white horizontal bands. A photo is at right, another fine closeup is available, and Google has a satellite view. Báijiéshān is a small island in the western portion of the Bái Jiéxià Strait (Bonham Strait). Located at the highest point of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS PRC-003; CN-2320; Admiralty F3738; NGA 18884.

Baijieshan Light
Báijiéshān Light, Bái Jiéxià Strait
Shèngsì County Media Bureau photo

Bànyángjiāo (Bànyángshān, Panyangshan, Button Reef)
1904. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); white flash every 3 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, mounted on a white concrete pier. Lighthouse painted black. A photo is at right, and Google has an indistinct satellite view of the station. Bànyáng is a dangerous reef in the Bái Jiéxià Strait (Bonham Strait). Located about 15 km (9 mi) southwest of the southwestern tip of Huāniǎo Shān. Accessible only by boat, and landing is difficult. Site and tower closed. CN-2319; Admiralty F3740; NGA 18880.
Cháishān
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16.5 m (54 ft); white flash every 5 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, colored with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the east end of Cháishān, a small island at the east end of the Chuānshān Islands, on the south side of the strait opposite the Bànyángjiāo lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2320.05.
Chuānmùzhuāngshān (Chuānmùzhuāng shān )
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15.5 m (50 ft); white flash every 4 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the south end of a small island at the southern end of the Chuānshān Islands. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2320.07.
Huāpíngshān (Huāpíng Shān)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); two white flashes every 4 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet about 2 km (1.25 mi) northwest of the Cháishān light. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2320.03.
Panyangshan Light
Bànyángjiāo Light, Bái Jiéxià Strait
China Water Transport Press Agency photo
Lóngjiāo (Lóng Jiāo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); two white flashes every 8 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, colored with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet off the southeast coast of Xúgōngdǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2320.3.
Xúgōngdǎo (Xúgōng Dǎo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 29 m (95 ft); four white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Xúgōngdǎo is an island about 20 km (13 mi) southwest of Sìjiāo. Located on an islet off the south end of Xúgōngdǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2323.1; Admiralty F3718.89; NGA 18892.48.
Bítóujiāo (Bítóu Jiāo) (3)
2005 (station established 1954). Active; focal plane 38 m (125 ft); white flash every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with purple trim; lantern painted purple. No photo available; Shànghǎi MSA's page for the lighthouse shows the smaller 1989 tower. Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located on an isolated rock about 25 km (15 mi) southwest of Sìjiāo. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2321.

Dàjíshān Island Lighthouse
Dàjíshān (Ta-chi Shān, Gutzlaff Island) (4)
1994 (station established 1869). Active; focal plane 92 m (302 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 24 m (79 ft) octagonal cylindrical tower with lantern and a square observation room. The lighthouse is covered with white ceramic tile; lantern dome painted red. The original lighthouse, a round cast iron tower, was replaced in 1900 by another round 13 m (43 ft) cast iron tower. Probably that tower was damaged or destroyed in World War II, so a brick tower was built in 1958. The Shànghǎi MSA has the closeup of the current lighthouse seen at right and a historical page with photos of the second and third lighthouses, and Google has a satellite view of the station. Located atop an isolated rocky islet about 25 km (15 mi) east southeast of Nanhuijiao (Cape Yangtze) and 30 km (19 mi) west northwest of Sìjiāo. CN-2322; Admiralty F3748; NGA 18868.

Qíqū Islands (Yángshān Area) Lighthouses
Note: The Qíqū Islands (Qíqū Lièdǎo) lie in the northern part of Hángzhōu Bay about 40 km (25 mi) southwest of Sìjiāo and a similar distance southeast of the mainland. They are administered as part of Shèngsì County. In order to provide better deep-water port facilities for Shànghǎi, construction began in 2001 for a major port facility in the Qíqū Islands capable of berthing the world's largest ships. This port, Yángshān, is connected to the mainland by the 32.5 km (20.2 mi) long Dōnghǎi Bridge, completed in 2005.
Hǔxiàoshédǎo (Hǔxiàoshé Dǎo)
2006. Active; focal plane 41 m (135 ft); white flash every 4 s. 14 m (46 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. Avery distant view is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island at the east end of the Qíqū group, about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) east of Shaojidǎo. Site status unknown. CN-2326.5; Admiralty F3717.78; NGA 18892.32.
Xīmǎ'āndǎo (Xīmǎ'ān Dǎo, Xīmǎ'ānshān Dǎo)
2006. Active; focal plane 99 m (325 ft); white flash every 5 s. 18 m (59 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. A view from the sea is available, Justin Zhu has a distant view, and Google has a good satellite view. This light serves as a landfall lighthouse for the port of Yángshān. Located atop a small island about 3 km (2 mi) southeast of Shāojīdǎo and the same distance southwest of Hǔxiàoshédǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2328; Admiralty F3718.
Dajishan Light
Dàjíshān Light, Dàjíshāndǎo
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo
Shāojīdǎo (Shaoji Dǎo)
2006. Active; focal plane 35 m (115 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery and an open lantern. A 2011 photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the south end of Shāojīdǎo, an island near the east end of Qíqū group. Site status unknown. CN-2326.3; Admiralty F3717.74; NGA 18892.31.
Gōngshān (Qíqū Liedǎo, Gōng Shān)
2005. Active; focal plane 100 m (328 ft); white flash every 10 s. Tall steel tower topped by a round structure with gallery carrying a radar antenna. The lighthouse is silvery metallic. A very distant view (tower at the far left) is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located atop a steep rocky island on the south side of Yángshān. Site status unknown, probably closed. CN-2325.1; Admiralty F3717.754; NGA 18892.3.
Tángnǎoshān (Southwest Horn) (3)
1996 (station established 1907). Active; focal plane 41 m (135 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 23 m (75 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, centered on a 1-story concrete keeper's cottage. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. A photo is at right, Nils Gjersø has a distant view from the sea, and Google has a good satellite view. The original lighthouse had a lantern mounted on the roof of a keeper's cottage; it was replaced in 1990 by a similar but larger structure. Tángnǎoshān is an isolated rock in Hángzhōu Bay at the western end of the Qíqū group. Accessible only by boat, and landing is difficult. Site and tower closed. CN-2324; Admiralty F3717; NGA 18892.
Xiǎowūguī (Ziaowugui) (2)
1969 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 30.5 m (100 ft); white flash every 4 s. 11 m (36 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles in black and white horizontal bands. April Cheeh has a photo, and Google has a satellite view and a photo by Khaleesi Sun. Located on a rock in Hángzhōu Bay just west of the southern end of the main span of the Dōnghǎi Bridge and about 8 km (5 mi) northeast of the Tángnǎoshān lighthouse. Accessible only by boat, and landing is difficult. Site and tower closed. CN-2323; Admiralty F3717.5; NGA 18888.
Tangnaoshan Light
Tángnǎoshān Light, Qíqū Islands
Shèngsì County Media Bureau photo

Tānhǔxiāng Islands Lighthouses
Note: This is a group of small islands near the centerline of the bay west of the Qíqū Islands.
Duìkǒushān
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 28 m (92 ft); white flash every 6 s. 5 m (17 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island at the southeastern end of the group. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2161.
Tānhǔshān
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 77 m (253 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 5 m (17 ft) round cylindrical white (?) concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the ridge above Tānhǔxiāng, the only settlement in the group. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2162.
 

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Posted May 12, 2008. Checked and revised June 7, 2015. Lighthouses: 44. Site copyright 2015 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.