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Why Fugui Cape is special ?
Fugui Cape is Taiwan's northern-most point, about 26 kilometers along the No. 2 Provincial Highway, a rocky outcrop surrounded by lush greenery. One of the most notable features of this section of the coast is the angular blocks of landsite half-buried in the surrounding sand and soft rock. Another feature of this area is the Fugui Cape Lighthouse, which marks the northern-most tip of Taiwan. Originally built in 1896, the lighthouse was destroyed during the Second World War and was replaced by the present structure in 1949. Unfortunately it is located within an air force radar station and public access is permitted only on weekends, and registration at the sentry post is required.
What to explore at Fugui Cape?
Among the three capes in northern Taiwan (Fugui Cape, Sandiao Cape, and Bitou Cape), Fugui Cape is located at the northernmost tip of mainland Taiwan. Standing at the end of the trail in Fugui Cape Park, Fugui Cape Lighthouse (富貴角燈塔) features a unique octagonal lighthouse painted with a black and white exterior. The reason for this is to make it more visible in fog. Additionally, wild lily blossom in spring and ventifacts (wind-carved rock or 風稜石 in Chinese) on the coast are other highlights of Fugui Cape Park. Slow your pace, and you will discover the beauty of the North Coast is everywhere.
How to get to Fugui Cape?
Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Taipei Interchange → Prov. Hwy 2B → Prov. Hwy 2 → Fugui Cape
THSR: Take the THSR to Taipei Station, transfer to the bus.
Bus: THSR Taipei Station (or TRA Taipei Station) → Taipei MRT Tamsui Station → Tamsui Bus (bound for Keelung) to Lighthouse stop.