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Tungyin Tao Lighthouse

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Tungyin Tao Lighthouse stands on the flank of Shiwei Mountain. Locals call it “Dongyin villa.” It was designated a third-grade national historic site in 1988, making it the northernmost historic site on Taiwan’s territory.

The lighthouse was completed in 1904; it, and its accompanying building, are in 18th-century English architectural style. (It was designed by an English engineer.) On the cliff below the lighthouse are two fog cannon; but now, a single foghorn fulfills their function of helping ships navigate. The white lighthouse stands atop a cliff facing the East Sea, forming a strong contrast to the deep-blue sea below the cliff.