Baishamen Lighthouse

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Baishamen Lighthouse
Báishā Mén
Baishamen Lighthouse in 2013 - 01.jpg
Baishamen Lighthouse
Location Haidian Island, Haikou
Hainan, China
Coordinates 20°04′17″N 110°18′51″E / 20.071366°N 110.314068°E / 20.071366; 110.314068Coordinates: 20°04′17″N 110°18′51″E / 20.071366°N 110.314068°E / 20.071366; 110.314068
Year first lit c. 2000
Construction concrete
Tower shape triangular prism tower rising from a 4-story hexagonal basement
Markings / pattern white tower
Height 236 feet (72 m)
Focal height 256 feet (78 m)
Range 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 6s.
Admiralty number F3347.95
NGA number 20131

Baishamen Lighthouse (Chinese: 白沙门灯塔), located on Haidian Island, Haikou, in the province of Hainan, China, is the sixth tallest lighthouse in the world,[1] and the second tallest in China.[2] Rising from a three-storey hexagonal base, the structure is 236 feet (72 m) tall. This active lighthouse has a focal plane of 256 feet (78 m) and sends out a white flash every six seconds. The triangular, cylindrical tower and base are made entirely of white concrete.

It serves as a landfall light for the city of Haikou, and is located on the east side of the entrance to Haikou Bay, the harbor of Haikou on the northeast shore of Haidian Island.

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "The Tallest Lighthouses". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2010-07-30.  Listed as Baisha Men.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2009-02-11). "Lighthouses of Hainan". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2010-07-30.  Listed as Baisha Men.

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