Lighthouses of China: Southern Zhejiang (Wenzhou)

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

This page lists lighthouses in southern Zhejiang Province, including the important port of Wenzhou and the coastline south to the border of Fujian province. This area did not attract much foreign interest during the colonial period. Although Wenzhou was a treaty port that shipped tea to Europe, the European powers built very few lighthouses in the area. As a result, nearly all the lights listed are of recent origin and modern design.

Lighthouses in China are maintained by the PRC Maritime Safety Administration. The administration is organized in four regional administrations, with district offices in the major ports. All the lights on this page are maintained by the Wenzhou MSA office, which is part of the Shanghai Region. The Chinese word for a lighthouse is dēngtǎ (灯塔). Jiao or chiao is a cape, dao, tao, yu, or hsu is an island, wan is a bay, and kang or gang is a harbor. Due to competing systems for transliterating Chinese into Latin characters, there are always several possible spellings for the names of places in China.

ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. CN numbers are the serial numbers used by the Shanghai regional office of MSA. 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
MSA Aids to Navigation - Lighthouse
Two pages of photos of prominent Chinese lighthouses.
Lighthouse Appreciation
This portfolio of photos was posted by the Wenzhou MSA office in Zhejiang Province.
Region 9 NGA Nautical Charts
Charts 94180 and 94160 covers this area.
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.

Qitou Light
Qitou (Wenzhou Point) Light, Wenzhou
PRC MSA Shanghai Region photo

Northern Dongtou County (Damendao Area) Lighthouses
Note: Dongtou County includes a ragged archipelago of islands lying across the approaches to the port of Wenzhou.
Beipanshan Yu (3)
1998 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 62 m (203 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. MSA's photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 13 km (8 mi) south of Yuhuandao. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2698; Admiralty F3660.8; NGA 19018.
Nanpanshan Yu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21.5 m (71 ft); white flash every 5 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the southwest end of an island about 1.8 km (1.1 mi) southwest of the Beipanshan Yu light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2698.5.
Maoshan Yu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 47 m (154 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 13 m (43 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island off the southern tip of Luxi Yu, an island east of Damendao. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2716.5; Admiralty F3660.6.
Hengzhishan (Hengzhi Shan, Heng-chi Shan) (3)
1997 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 66 m (217 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Located on an island off the southwestern tip of Yuhuandao. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2701; Admiralty F3661.1.
Dongtou (Dong Tou, Damen Dao East Point) (3)
1996 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 39 m (128 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Damendao is the largest island in Wenzhou Bay, about 11 km (5.5 mi) long; since it is inhabited the lighthouse may be accessible. Located at the eastern tip of Damendao. Site status unknown. CN-2702; Admiralty F3661; NGA 19068.
Xiaowuxingyu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21 m (62 ft); white flash every 3 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) round concrete tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a small island about 5 km (3 mi) north of Damendao. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2718.
Xiawuxianzuitou (Huangda Zui) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 12.5 m (41 ft) round concrete tower with gallery. No photo of the present lighthouse available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the southwestern tip of Damendao. Site status unknown. CN-2729; Admiralty F3661.5; NGA 19072.

Beipanshan Yu Light
PRC MSA Shanghai Region photo

Ou Estuary (Wenzhou Harbor) Lighthouses
Note: Wenzhou is a major port on the estuary of the Ou River (Oujiang). During the colonial era it was a treaty port, open to Westerners, but it never had any substantial Western settlement. During World War II it was one of the few ports on the central Chinese coast not captured by Japanese forces.
Qitou (Wenzhou Point) (2)
2004 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 13 m (43 ft) round fluted cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. MSA's photo is at the top of this page, and Google has a satellite view. The MSA page also has a photo of the original light, mounted on a short domed tower. This tower was probably at a much higher location than the present light; we need information on its history. Located on a promontory on the north side of the entrance to the Ou estuary leading to Wenzhou harbor. Site status unknown, possibly accessible. CN-2734; Admiralty F3662; NGA 19020.
Cangxia (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the north side of the estuary opposite the west end of Wenzhoudao, an island in the mouth of the Oujiang. Site status unknown. CN-2736; Admiralty F3662.4; NGA 19048.
* Matishan (Mati Shan) (2)
2002 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white flash every 3 s. 11 m (36 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored in red and white horizontal bands. An MSA photo is at right, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. The lighthouse marks a narrow section in the approach to Wenzhou. Located on the north side of the estuary opposite Qitutu island. This site appears to be accessible by a road along the shore. Site open, tower closed. CN-2740; Admiralty F3662.7; NGA 19066.

Matishan Light, Wenzhou
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Shanghai Region photo
Qidu Zui
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. A photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located just off the western tip of Qitutu (Qidu) island. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty F3662.8; NGA 19067.
Xiangyan (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical unpainted white concrete tower with gallery, mounted on a round, stepped concrete pier. A photo is available, a second photo also shows the Jiangxinyu pagodas, and Google has a satellite view. The original conical tower is seen on Shanghai MSA's page. Located at the end of a shoal off the southeastern tip of Jiangxin island in Wenzhou. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2777; Admiralty F3663.5; NGA 19064.
* [Jiangxinyu (Jiangxin Yu) East Pagoda]
869 AD. Inactive. Hexagonal stone pagoda, now partially in ruins. Steve Byrne's photo is at right, another photo is available, there's a photo of both Jiangxinyu pagodas, and Google has a satellite view. According to Wenzhou County annals, this Tang Dynasty pagoda was built as a daybeacon for sailors arriving in Wenzhou. In 1981, both Jiangxinyu pagodas were listed as National Cultural Heritage sites. Located at the eastern end of Jiangxin island in Wenzhou. Transportation to the island is available. Site open, tower closed.
* [Jiangxinyu (Jiangxin Yu) West Pagoda]
969 AD. Inactive. Hexagonal stone pagoda, in good condition, with five balconies and a pyramidal roof. Guo Tian-shun has a photo, there's a photo of both Jiangxinyu pagodas, and Google has a satellite view. The second pagoda, built exactly 100 years after the first, provided sailors with a range line in their approach to Wenzhou. In 1981, both Jiangxinyu pagodas were listed as National Cultural Heritage sites. Located at the eastern end of Jiangxin island in Wenzhou. Transportation to the island is available. Site open, tower closed.
Yanmenshan (Yanmen Shan) (2)
2002 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Located at the toe of rocky promontory projecting into the south (here, really the west) side of the estuary a few miles northwest of Wenzhou. Site status unknown, possibly accessible. CN-2779.14; Admiralty F3663.9.
Longwan Paotai (Longwan Fort, Longwantou)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); four white flashes every 10 s. 6 m (20 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with a domed top; the light is mounted atop the dome. Lighthouse painted white. Bing has a satellite view. This lighthouse is a sibling of the original Qitou lighthouse. It is built below the historic Yongchang fort, which protected Wenzhou against attack by pirates. Located on a promontory on the south side of the estuary at Longwan. Site status unknown, possibly accessible. CN-2738; Admiralty F3662.6; NGA 19052.
Jiangxinyu East Pagoda
Jiangxinyu East Pagoda, January 2010
Flickr photo copyright Steve Byrne; used by permission

Southern Dongtou County Lighthouses
Beiyuanyu (Beiyuan Yu, Yuan Yu) (3)
2001 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 44 m (144 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 13 m (43 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. NGA describes a 12 m (39 ft) round conical stone tower, presumably the 1976 lighthouse. Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse marks a dangerous reef at the start of the direct approach to Wenzhou from the east. Located on a small island about 7 km (4 mi) southeast of the inhabited island of Luxi Dao. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2717; Admiralty F3660.4; NGA 19076
Bijia Jiao
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 8 m (26 ft) white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. The Admiralty lists a skeletal tower. Located on a reef off the north coast of Zhuangyuanao. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2721.6; Admiralty F3660.98
Liyan (Li Yu, Zhuangyuanao Shan) (2)
2002 (station established 1954). Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored white with red trim. MSA's photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Zhuangyuanao is an inhabited island on the north side of the Dongtou Channel. The light guides vessels approaching bridges that connect Zhuangyuanao to the neighboring island of Qianmenshan to the west. Located off the western tip of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2784; Admiralty F3657.82.
Dasanpandao (Dasanpan Dao, Tasanpang Shan) (2)
2003 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 53 m (174 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored white with red trim. Google has a satellite view. NGA lists the original light, a small pyramidal structure. Dasanpandao is a small but inhabited island in the Dongtou Channel, one of the approaches to Wenzhou. Located on the highest point of the island. Site status unknown, but probably accessible. CN-2782; Admiralty F3660.2; NGA 19080.
Luantouyu (Luantou Yu)
2007. Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); white flash every 3 s. 8 m (26 ft) round concrete tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island in the channel between Dongtoudao and Dasanpandao. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2780.6; Admiralty F3660.1.
Hutouyu (Hutou Yu)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 103 m (338 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) square pyramidal white concrete tower. No photo available; Google has a distant satellite view. This important light is curiously missing from the Shanghai MSA light list. Located on an island well out into the East China Sea, about 7 km (4.5 mi) east of Dongtoudao. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty F3659; NGA 19084.
Liyan Light
Liyan Light, Dongtou
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Shanghai Region photo
Beicedao (Beice Dao, Beitse Shan) (2)
1993 (station established 1963). Active; focal plane 28 m (92 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Located atop Beicedao, northernmost of the Tse Islands, a small group south of Dongtoudao. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2792; Admiralty F3657.5.
Xiawu Jiao
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (154 ft); white flash every 4 s. 9 m (30 ft) square white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 5 km (3 mi) southeast of Beicedao. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2794; Admiralty F3657.
Meihuajiao (Meihua Jiao) (2)
1997 (station established 1954). Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white flash every 4 s. 12.5 m (41 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored black. Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a reef off the western tip of Dongtoudao. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2786; Admiralty F3657.7.
Xiaoqudao (Xiaoqu Dao)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 8 m (26 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a small island off the southwestern tip of Xiaoqudao. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2791.2; Admiralty F3657.6.
Longyanjiao (Longanjiao) (2)
1960 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); four white flashes every 12 s. 12.5 m (41 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Clouds obscure Google's satellite view. Located on a dangerous reef on the approach to Wenzhou from the southeast, about 10 km (6 mi) southwest of Niyushan. Site status unknown. CN-2793; Admiralty F3657.75.
Fudingjiao (Fuding Jiao)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) round concrete tower colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, and the tower is not seen in Google's satellite view. Located on an islet about 16 km (10 mi) south of Dongtoudao. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2793.7; Admiralty F3657.56.

Rui'an City: Beiji Islands Lighthouses
Note: The Beiji Islands extend in a ragged line eastward from near the city of Rui'an, which administers the islands. The largest island, Beijishan, is near the end of the archipelago.
Beijishan (Beijidao, Peichi Shan)
1990. Active; focal plane 135 m (443 ft); three white flashes every 20 s. 20 m (66 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and a round control center, rising from a U-shaped 1-story concrete crew building and signal station. Tower covered with red ceramic tiles; the attached building is white with red trim and a red roof. An MSA photo is at right, and Google has a good satellite view. Beijishan is the largest and northernmost of the Beiji Islands, an isolated group about 50 km (30 mi) southeast of Wenzhou. Located at the highest point of the island. Site status unknown. ARLHS PRC-007; CN-2794.1; Admiralty F3650; NGA 19086.
Tongqianjiao (Tongqian Jiao)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted black with a red horizontal band. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the west end of a long reef about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of the Beijanshan lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty F3652.
Dongguayu (Donggua Yu, Dongqua Hsu) (2)
1995 (station established 1908). Active; focal plane 79 m (259 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 13 m (43 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles; lantern roof painted red. Google has a satellite view. The original lighthouse, a 7.5 m (25 ft) cast iron tower, was repaired after being damaged during World War II. It is not known if the tower was salvaged for display. It's also not clear why NGA does not list this historic light station. Located on a small island about 13 km (8 mi) west of Beijishan. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2796; Admiralty F3655.
Beijishan Light
Beijishan Light, Rui'an
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo
Beilongshan (Beilong Shan, Peilung Shan) (2)
2001 (station established 1970). Active; focal plane 37 m (121 ft); white flash every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. The tower is not seen in Google's satellite view of the location. Beilongshan is an inhabited island about 20 km (13 mi) off the mainland coast and a similar distant west of Beijishan. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown, but possibly accessible. CN-2798; Admiralty F3648.8; NGA 19085.5.
Lizhishan (Lizhi Shan) (2)
1978 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 89 m (292 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 9.5 m (31 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted with red and white horizontal bands. Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located atop a small island about 7 km (4.5 mi) west northwest of Beilongshan. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2799; Admiralty F3648.6; NGA 19085.
Panzaoyu (Panzao Yu)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); white flash every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but the shadow of the tower is seen in Google's satellite view. Located on a reef about 4 km (2.5 mi) south of the Lizhishan light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2799.5; Admiralty F3648.65.
Fenghuangdaojiao (Fenghuangdao Jiao)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower painted black with one red horizontal band. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef about 8 km (5 mi) east of the Feiyun River entrance. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2808; Admiralty F3648.48.
Lianhuajiao (Lianhua Jiao)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef about 5 km (3 mi) east of the Fenghuangdaojiao light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2806; Admiralty F3648.5.
Xiaganshan (Xiaganshan)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 24 m (79 ft); white flash every 6 s. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 10 km (6 mi) east northeast of the Feiyun River entrance. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2808.15; Admiralty F3648.43.
Beichitou (Beichi Tou)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); four white flashes every 12 s. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but the shadow of the tower is seen in Google's satellite view. Located on a small island about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) south of Xiaganshan light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2808.3; Admiralty F3648.44.
Dongshanxiahu (?)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); white flash every 4 s. 20 m (66 ft) square pyramidal steel skeletal tower, painted with black and white horizontal bands. Google has a distant satellite view. The Admiralty lists a 7 m (23 ft) concrete post. Located on the north bank of the Feiyun River estuary in Feiyunzhen. Site status unknown. CN-2812; Admiralty F3648.83 .
Songjiadai (?)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); red flash every 4 s. 20 m (66 ft) square pyramidal steel skeletal tower, painted with black and white horizontal bands. Google has a distant satellite view. The Admiralty lists a 7 m (23 ft) concrete post.Located on the south bank of the Feiyun River estuary in Feiyunzhen, opposite the Fieyunjiang North Light. Site status unknown. CN-2813; Admiralty F3648.82.
Siyu (Si Yu)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 10 km (6 mi) east northeast of the Feiyun River entrance. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2814; Admiralty F3648.4.
Dongguashan (Donggua Shan)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 29 m (95 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) round concrete tower colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 10 km (6 mi) southeast of the Feiyun River entrance. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2815.1; Admiralty F3648.37.

Pingyang County: Nanji Islands Lighthouses
Note: The Nanji Islands are a compact group clustered around the largest island, Nanjishan, about 20 km (13 mi) southwest of Beijishan. The islands are administered as part of Pingyang County.
Daoitao (Daoitao Shan)
2007(?). Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); white flash every 8 s. 11 m (36 ft) round concrete tower, colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, and the lighthouse is apparently too new to appear in Google's satellite view. Located on a small island on the northeast corner of the Nanji Islands. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty F3649.8.
Longzuitou (Longzui Tou) (2)
1964 (station established 1958). Active; focal plane 71 m (233 ft); white flash every 4 s. 9.5 m (31 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet off the northwest coast of Nanjishan, an inhabited island in the East China Sea about 35 km (22 mi) off the coast of southern Zhejiang. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2800.
Pingyu (Ping Yu, Nanji Shan, Nan-chi Shan, Nanji Liedao) (3)
1998 (station established 1970). Active; focal plane 62 m (203 ft); two white flashes every 12 s. 12 m (39 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. An external stairway winds wround the lower half of the tower. Google has a very distant satellite view. Located on an islet about 5 km (3 mi) off the south coast of Nanji Shan. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2802; Admiralty F3649; NGA 19086.5.
Shangma'andao (Shangma'an Dao, Turret Island) (2)
1970 (station established 1962). Active; focal plane 92 m (310 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical stone tower with gallery, painted with black and white horizontal bands. Google has a very distant satellite view. Located on an isolated high island about 8 km (5 mi) west of Nanjishan. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2805; Admiralty F3649.3; NGA 19086.3.

Pingyang County: Longgangzhen Area Lighthouses
Shangtouyu (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 64 m (210 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 9.5 m (31 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower. Entire lighthouse is white. No photo of the present lighthouse is available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located atop a small island about 12 km (7.5 mi) off the harbor of Longgangzhen. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2815; Admiralty F3648.38.
Shizikou
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower. Entire lighthouse is white. No closeup photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located atop a steep bluff on the north side of the entrance to Longgangzhen. Site status unknown. CN-2816.
* Pingyang Zui (Pingyang Tsui, Cape Pingyang) (3)
1992 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 66 m (217 ft); white flash every 5 s. 10 m (33 ft) hexagonal cylindrical stone tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. MSA's photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. This lighthouse is on the mainland and accessible by road. Located on the cape, about 8 km (5 mi) northeast of Jinxiang. Site open, tower closed. CN-2825; Admiralty F3648.35.

Cangnan County Lighthouses
Jiaobeidao (Jiaobei Dao) (2)
1989 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical stone tower with gallery, painted black. Bing has a satellite view. Located on an isolated pinnacle in the entrance to Dayu Bay, about 10 km (6 mi) east of Zhongdun. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2827; Admiralty F3648.28.
Dingcaoyu (Dingcao Yu, Qao Yu, Tsao Hsu, Toe Point) (2)
1987 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 58 m (190 ft); white flash every 3 s. 9 m (30 ft) round stone tower with gallery, painted white. A 1-story equipment room is adjacent to the lighthouse. Google has a very distant satellite view. Located at the eastern tip of a small island just off the mainland coast southeast of Mazhan. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2828; Admiralty F3648.25.
Pingyang Zui Light
Pingyang Zui Light, Longgangzhen, May 1997
PRC MSA Shanghai Region photo
Wangjiao (Wang Jiao) (2)
1989 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 13 m (43 ft) 2-stage round cylindrical stone tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has only a blurry satellite view. Located on a reef off the southeastern tip of the island of Loyingshan, a few miles north of the Fujian border. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2831; Admiralty F3648.18.
Nanguandao (Nanguan Dao, Nankuanshan) (2)
1990 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 67 m (220 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) 12-sided stone (?) tower with gallery, painted with black and white horizontal bands. Google has a satellite view. Nanguandao is an inhabited island in the mouth of the Kuanjiang river, at the border between Zhejiang and Fujian. Site status unknown, possibly accessible. CN-2833; Admiralty F3648.15.

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Posted June 9, 2008. Checked and revised July 13, 2014. Lighthouses: 51. Site copyright 2014 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.