Mulantou Lighthouse

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Mulantou Lighthouse
Mulan Tou Lighthouse 2004 1.jpg
Mulantou Lighthouse, 2004
LocationWenchang, Hainan, China
Coordinates20°9′35.95″N 110°41′4.36″E / 20.1599861°N 110.6845444°E / 20.1599861; 110.6845444Coordinates: 20°9′35.95″N 110°41′4.36″E / 20.1599861°N 110.6845444°E / 20.1599861; 110.6845444
Year first lit1995
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony, lantern and observation room
Markings / patternwhite with red trim
Tower height237 feet (72 m)[1]
Focal height289 feet (88 m)
Range25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) W 15s.
Admiralty numberF3348.1
NGA number20124
ARLHS numberPRC-073
China numberCN-4989[2]

Mulantou Lighthouse[3] (Chinese: 木栏头灯塔), also known as the Hainan Head Light, located in the province of Hainan, China, is the fifth-tallest lighthouse in the world,[4] and the tallest in China.[5]

Built in 1995, this active lighthouse has a focal plane of 289 feet (88 m). It emits two white flashes every 15 seconds.

The Mulantou Lighthouse is 237 feet (72 m) tall.[1] It is located on a sharp promontory at the northeastern tip of the province, and marks the south side of the entrance to Qiongzhou Strait.

The structure is round cylindrical concrete rising from a 2-story circular base. It has a large circular observation room. This lighthouse is white in colour with red trim.

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  1. ^ a b According to the NGA List of Lights. Rowlett has it at 236 ft.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Hainan". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  3. ^ See Rules for the Control of Non-military Vessels of Foreign Nationality Passing through the Qiongzhou Strait by Maritime Safety Administration of the People's Republic of China.
  4. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "The Tallest Lighthouses". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2010-07-30. Listed as Mulan Tou.
  5. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2009-02-11). "Lighthouses of Hainan". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2010-07-30.

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