Lighthouses of China: Dàishān 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 Dàishān County, including the islands of Qúshān, Dàishān, and Chángtúshān, plus the Zhōngjiēshān Islands to the east of Chángtúshān.

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.

Xiasanxing Light
Xiàsānxīng Light, Qúshāndǎo, 2006
PRC MSA Ningbo Office photo

Eastern Islands Lighthouses
Note: These lights are on remote and scattered islands east of Qúshāndǎo and north of the Zhōngjiēshān Islands.
Zhōngkuídǎo (Langgang Shan, Zhongkui, Lukon Island)
1988. Active; focal plane 107 m (351 ft); four white flashes every 10 s. 15 m (49 ft) round white concrete tower. Google has a very distant satellite view of the site. Zhongkuidǎo is an highest of a small group of islands in the East China Sea about 50 km (30 mi) east of Qúshāndǎo. Located on the highest point of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-2336.1; Admiralty F3730; NGA 18902.
Fēngcháoyán (Fēngcháo Yán, Honeycomb Rock)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); white flash every 10 s. 11 m (36 ft) round white concrete tower. No closeup photo available, and Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the islet. Located on a small island about 35 km (22 mi) west southwest of Zhōngkuídǎo and 16 km (10 mi) east southeast of Xiasanxing. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-2336; Admiralty F3728; NGA 18900.
* Xiàsānxīngdǎo (Hsia-san-hsing Tao, Elgar Island) (2)
1993 (station established 1912). Active; focal plane 79 m (259 ft); three white flashes every 20 s. 27 m (89 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a 1-story concrete keeper's house. A photo is at the top of this page, an aerial photo is available, and Google has a satellite view of the station. Shànghǎi MSA has an additional page for the station, and near the bottom of that page is a photo of the first lighthouse. The Sānxīng Islands (sometimes called the Hobson Islands by Western navigators) are a group of small islands to the east of Qúshāndǎo. Xiàsānxīng is an islet an eastern end of the group. Located on the highest point of the island. Accessible only by boat, but tours to the island and light station are available. Site and tower closed. ARLHS PRC-066; CN-2335; Admiralty F3734; NGA 18896.

Qúshāndǎo (Tsu Shan Tao) Area Lighthouses
Note: Northernmost of the larger islands of the Zhōushān archipelago, Qúshāndǎo is about 15 km (9 mi) long and 3-5 km (2-3 mi) wide.
Pípálán (Pípálándǎo) (2?)
2006(?) (station establishment 2001). Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 11 m (36 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, painted white with dark red trim. Shànghǎi MSA's photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Ningbo MSA has a page showing the previous light, mounted on an interesting stone pyramid that probably served for many years as a daybeacon. Located on an island sheltering a fishing port at the west end of Qúshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2330; Admiralty F3719.
Làitóuzhì (2)
1978 (station established 1953). Active; focal plane 37 m (121 ft); three white flashes every 12 s. 9 m (30 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, painted white. No closeup photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island off the west coast of Qúshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2329; Admiralty F3718.8; NGA 18893.
Héshàngjǔjiāo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white flash every 6 s. 8 m round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the northwestern tip of Qúshāndǎo. Site status unknown. CN-2328.54; Admiralty F3718.828.
Qiáoliángshān (Qiáoliáng Shān)
2009(?). Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); three white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, mounted on a concrete pier and painted with black and white horizontal bands. Shànghǎi MSA has a photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Qiáoliángshān is a small island just off the northwestern tip of Qúshāndǎo. Located off the eastern end of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2328.535; Admiralty F3718.8275.
Xiǎoqúshān
2006(?). Active; focal plane 160 m (525 ft); four white flashes every 15 s. 19 m (62 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with two galleries. Radar and communications towers are also mounted atop the lighthouse. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Xiǎoqúshān (Little Qúshān) is a high island about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of Qúshāndǎo. Located atop the high ridge at the north end of the island. Site status unknown. CN-2328.5; Admiralty F3718.81.
Xiǎohénglēishān (Xiǎohénglēi Shan)
2006(?). Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white flash every 3 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Xiǎohénglēishān is a small island between Huángzéshān and Xiǎoqúshān. Located at the east end of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2328.515; Admiralty F3718.8255.

Pípálán Light, Qúshāndǎo, December 2009
PRC MSA Shànghǎi Office photo
Huángzéshān (Huangzhe Shan)
2005(?). Active; focal plane 35 m (115 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 14 m (46 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Huángzéshān is an island about 6 km (3.5 mi) north of Qúshāndǎo. Located on the northern point of the island. Site status unknown. CN-2332.001; Admiralty F3718.84; NGA 18892.4.
Hǎihǔjiāo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white flash every 2 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical white conctere tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on Hǎihǔjiāo (Sea Tiger Reef), a dangerous reef off the east coast of Huángzéshān. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2332.005.
Xiàhǎishān (Xiàhǎi Shan)
2005(?). Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 14 m (46 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 4 km (2.5 mi) northeast of Qúshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2332.003; Admiralty F3734.8; NGA 18892.7.
Xiǎopánshān (Xiǎopán Shan)
2006(?). Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white flash every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on an island off the eastern end of Qúshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2333.2, Admiralty F3735.5.
Wàisǎoyèjiāo
2006(?). Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); two green flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted with green and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef off the eastern end of Qúshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2333.3.
Dàqúdōngnánjiǎo (Dàqúdōngnán Jiǎo)
2006(?). Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); three white flashes every 8 s. 12.5 m (41 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on the extreme southeastern tip of Qúshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2333.5.
Xiǎoshǔlàngshān (Xiǎoshǔlàng Shān)
2006. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); two white flashes every 6s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower, painted with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, and the light does not appear in Google's satellite view. Located on an island about 3 km (2 mi) east of the southeastern tip of Qúshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2333.7, Admiralty F3736.5.

Zhōngjiēshān Islands Lighthouses
Note: These islands lie at the eastern end of the same chain that includes Dàishāndǎo and Chángtúshāndǎo. However, they are not part of Dàishān County but are attached administratively to the Pǔtuó District at the eastern end of Zhōushān Island.
Liǎngxiōngdìyǔ (Liǎngxiōngdì Yǔ, Two Brothers Reef)
2007. Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); white flash every 2 s. 14 m (46 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. An MSA photo is at right. This new lighthouse marks a reef known as the "Two Brothers," located at the extreme eastern end of the Dàishān chain. It is one of several lighthouses built by China in recent years to mark its maritime frontier. A photo is at right; Google has a satellite view of the reef, taken before the lighthouse was built. Site status unknown. CN-2378.01, Admiralty F3719.8.
Liangxiongdiyu Light
Liǎngxiōngdìyǔ Light, Zhōngjiēshān Islands, 2007
PRC MSA Shànghǎi Region photo
Dōngfúshān Xīběi (Dōngfú Shān Northwest)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); white flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) hexagonal skeletal tower with gallery, painted with red and white horizontal bands. A 2010 photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. This is an unusually tall example of a type of small lightbeacon installed recently throughout the Zhōushān Islands. Located on an islet off the northwestern tip of Dōngfúshān. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2377.7.
Miàozihúdǎo Nán (Miàozihú Dǎo South)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white flash every 6 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) hexagonal skeletal tower with gallery, painted with red and white horizontal bands. Moqing Zhu has a good photo and a second photo, Ningbo MSA also has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Very similar to the Miàozihú Dǎo light (prefvious entry). Located at the southern tip of Miaozihu, which appears to be the most populous island of the group. Site open, tower closed. CN-2377.3; Admiralty F3721.5.
Xiǎoqīngshān (Xiǎoqīng Shan, Little Castle Reef)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); red flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry off the west coast of Xiǎoqingdǎo, marking a deep passage between islands in the chain. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2375.3; Admiralty F3720.3; NGA 18903.7
Xiǎoguīshān (Steep Island)
1883. Active; focal plane 75 m (246 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 11 m (36 ft) round tower with lantern and gallery, painted black. The MSA photo at right shows the lighthouse after solar power was installed in 2001. Shànghǎi MSA has a page on the history of the lighthouse, and Google has an indistinct satellite view of the station. Located atop a small island about 28 km (18 mi) northeast of Zhōushān island. Accessible only by boat, and landing is difficult. Site and tower closed. ARLHS PRC-064; CN-2375; Admiralty F3720; NGA 18904.
Dàmèimèijiāo (Dàmèimèi Jiao, Big Sister Reef)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 27 m (89 ft); two red flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, and Google's satellite view may show an earlier, smaller structure. Located on a rocky ridge in the passage east of Dōngzhàidǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2374.3; Admiralty F3719.9; NGA 18904.5.
Guāngjiāo (Guāng Jiāo) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. NGA lists a skeletal tower at this location. Located on a skerry off the east coast of Dōngzhàidǎo, marking a deep passage between islands in the chain. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty CN-2374.21; F3719.88; NGA 18905.
Dōnggǔzhùjiāo (Dōnggǔzhù Jiāo)
2006. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, mounted on a round concrete pier. Lighthouse painted white with one red horizontal band. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a rock in the passage west of Dōngzhàidǎo, about 13 km (8 mi) east of Dachángtúshān. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2374.15; Admiralty F3719.82.
Xiaoguishan Light
Xiǎoguīshān Light, Zhōngjiēshān Islands, 2001
PRC MSA Shànghǎi Region photo

Chángtúshān Area Lighthouses
Note: Located just to the east of Dàishāndǎo, Chángtúshān consists of two islands, Dachángtúshān (Big Chángtúshān) in the east and Xiǎochángtúshān (Little Chángtúshān) in the west. Separated by a narrow channel, the two islands together are about 15 km (9 mi) long from east to west and 4 km (2.5 mi) wide.
Yīngliánmén Nánkǒu (Yīnglián Strait South Entrance)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white flash every 2 s. 13 m (43 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located off the southeastern tip of Dachángtúshān, marking the south entrance to the passage between that island and Yīnglián. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4273.5.
Xiǎojiāobēishān (Xiǎojiāobēi Shān) (2)
1986 (station established 1958). Active; focal plane 18 m (56 ft); white flash every 6 s. 9 m (30 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tile. No closeup photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on an isolated reef about 5 km (3 mi) south of Dachángtúshān. CN-2368.
Chángtú Sānkuàishān (Sānkuài Shān) (3)
1992 (station established 1957). Active; focal plane 34 m (112 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 9 m (30 ft) round concrete tower, covered with white ceramic tile. No closeup photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This light guides vessels approaching Chángtúshān from the southwest (from Zhōushān). Located on a small island about 3 km (2 mi) southwest of the southeastern point of Dàishāndǎo and 4 km (2.5 mi) southeast of the southwestern point of Dachángtúshān. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2360, Admiralty F3716.725.
Chuānbíshānxī (Chuānbí Shān West)
2008. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); nine very quick white flashes every 10 s. 20 m (66 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted yellow with a black horizontal band. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef in the approach to Chángtúshān from the south, about 1.5 km (1mi) south of the Chángtú Fēnshuǐjiāo light (next entry). Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2365.1, Admiralty F3716.7355.
Chángtú Gǎng Fēnshuǐjiāo (Chángtúshān Fēnshuǐ Jiāo) (3)
1989 (station established 1961). Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); four white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower with two galleries, covered with white ceramic tile. Google has a satellite view. Not to be confused with the Fēngshuǐjiāo Light off the west end of Dàishāndǎo (see below). Located on a rock in the southwestern entrance to the channel separating the two islands. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2363, Admiralty F3716.735.
* Huángníshān (Huángní Shān) (3?)
Date unknown (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 33 m (108 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. MSA's photo shows the 1997 lighthouse, an 8 m (26 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. No current photo available, and Bing's satellite view clearly shows a much larger tower. Located on Dachángtúshān at a sharp bend in the channel separating the two islands. Site probably open, tower probably closed. CN-2370.
Xīhèzuǐdǎo (Xīhèzuǐ Dǎo) (3)
Date unknown (station established 1957). Active; focal plane 44 m (144 ft); white flash every 2 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. A photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. MSA's page shows the second (1985) lighthouse. Located atop a small island off the northeastern corner of Xiǎochángtúshān, guiding vessels approaching the channel separating the two islands. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2369, Admiralty F3716.738.
Nánmùzhuāngdǎo (Nánmùzhuāng Dǎo) South
2006. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, mounted on a round concrete pier. Lighthouse painted white with one red horizontal band. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the south end of Nánmùzhuāng island, about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) east of the eastern end of Dachángtúshān. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2373.6, Admiralty F3719.75.
Xihexuidao Light
Xīhèzuǐdǎo Light, Xiǎochángtúshān, July 2006
Panoramio photo copyright 智慧之树; used by permission

Dàishāndǎo Area Lighthouses
Note: Dàishāndǎo (Dàishān Island) is located about 16 km (10 mi) north of Zhoushandǎo in the central part of the Zhōushān archipelago. The island is roughly triangular in shape, about 15 km (9 mi) on each side.
Xiǎozhúyǔ (Xiǎozhú Yǔ)
1994 (station established 1962). Active; focal plane 41 m (135 ft); white flash every 5 s. 8 m (26 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. A view from the sea is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located atop a small island in the northern entrance to the channel between Dàishāndǎo and Chángtúshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2364, Admiralty F3716.74.
Dàishān Pǔmén Gǎng Dōngkǒu (Dàishān Pumen East Entrance (2)
2003 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 21 m (62 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, colored with black and white horizontal bands. MSA's photo is at right, another photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse replaced a light on a pyramidal beacon. Located at the southeastern tip of Dàishāndǎo, marking the east entrance to Pumen harbor. Site status unknown. CN-2359, Admiralty F3716.743.
Yādànshān (Yādàn Shān, Yeyadan Shan, Duck Rock)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21 m (62 ft); white flash every 6 s.12 m (39 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white according to the light lists but green in photos. Jin Shengze has a photo and a closeup, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef (shaped vaguely like a duck on the water) south of Gāotíng, the principal town of Dàishāndǎo, near the southeastern end of the island. Site open, tower closed. CN-2358, Admiralty F3716.729.
Guānshān (Guān Shān) (2)
1969 (station established 1953). Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white flash every 4 s. 6 m (20 ft) round strongly conical concrete tower, painted black. Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef just off the southern tip of Guānshān, an island south of Dàishān. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2356, Admiralty F3716.728.
Míngjiāo (Míng Jiāo) (2)
1981 (station established 1964). Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 16 m (52 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Located on Míngjiāo ("bright reef"), a dangerous reef between the islands of Dàishān and Xiùshān. Accessible only by boat, and landing is difficult. Site and tower closed. CN-2355; Admiralty F3716.727; NGA 18909.1.

Dàishān Pumen East Entrance Light, Dàishān
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Shànghǎi Region photo
Dōngshānzuǐ (Dōngshān Zuǐ) (2)
2003 (station established 1953). Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, colored with red and white horizontal bands. Google has a satellite view. Located at the east end of a small island about 3 km (2mi) south of Dàishāndǎo and a similar distance north of Xiùshāndǎo. Site status unknown. CN-2350, Admiralty F3716.724.
Zhìzhōngshān Nányǔ (Shizhong Shan, Zhìzhōngshān South Island) (2)
1991 (station established 1957). Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry about 8 km (5 mi) south of Dàishāndǎo and 6 km (3.5 mi) north of Zhoushandǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2343, Admiralty F3716.705.
Nánpǔ Wǔhǔjiāo (Wǔhǔ Jiāo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 11 m (36 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tile colored black with a red horizontal band. Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef just off the south coast of Dàishāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2346, Admiralty F3716.707.
Fēngshuǐjiāo (Dàishān Fēngshuǐ Jiāo) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); flash every 4 s, white or red depending on direction. 10m (33 ft) concrete tower with gallery, painted red. Not to be confused with the Fēnshuǐjiāo light in the Chángtúshān islands (see above). A distant view is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a rock obstructing the passage around the west end of Dàishāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2342, Admiralty F3716.702.
Huāgǔshān (Huāgǔ Shān) (2)
1996 (station established 1957). Active; focal plane 36 m (118 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. No closeup photo available, and Google has only a distant satellite view. Located atop a small island about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) off the western tip of of Dàishāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2341, Admiralty F3716.7.
Yúxīngnǎo (Yúxīngnǎodǎo, Yushingnao, West Volcano Island)
1872. Active; focal plane 27 m (89 ft); two white flashes every 20 s. 10 m (33 ft) round tower with lantern and gallery, painted black. Shànghǎi MSA has a page on the history of the lighthouse, an aerial photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view of the station. Yúxīngnǎo is an isolated islet in the southern part of Hángzhōu Bay, about 15 km (9 mi) northwest of Dàishāndǎo. Located on the highest point of the island. Accessible only by boat, and landing is difficult. Site and tower closed. ARLHS PRC-074; CN-2337; Admiralty F3716.8; NGA 18908.
Dàzhàizishān (Dàzhài Shān) (3)
Date unknown (station established 1957). Active; focal plane 48 m (157 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored in red and white horizontal bands. A view from the sea is available, and Google has a distant satellite view. Shànghǎi MSA pictures and describes the 1995 lighthouse, a hexagonal white concrete tower. Located atop a small island about 8 km (5 mi) northwest of Dàishāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2344, Admiralty F3716.77.
Yuxingnao Light
Yúxīngnǎo Light, Dàishān
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Shànghǎi Region photo
Xiǎngpéngshān (Xiǎngpéng Shān) (2)
1993 (station established 1953). Active; focal plane 71 m (233 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. No closeup photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located atop a small island marking the end of an underwater ridge extending from the northern tip of Dàishāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2354, Admiralty F3716.76.

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Posted May 12, 2008. Checked and revised July 13, 2015. Lighthouses 44. Site copyright 2015 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.