Attraction Sandiaojiao Cape Lighthouse, No. 38, Magang St, Gongliao District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 228 Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Sandiaojiao Cape Lighthouse is special ?
The Sandiao Cape Lighthouse, situated on the eastern tip of Taiwan, is an important mark on the Pacific Ocean. Called the “Eye of Taiwan,” it was built in 1935 by the Japanese, with lights made of imported crystal glass. The lighthouse was damaged during WWII and was only refurbished by 1946. But some of the marks of war were retained to commemorate history, and today visitors can still easily find them. The lighthouse is 16.5 meters tall and projects white and red lights twice every 28 seconds at a range of 25 sea miles.
To visit the lighthouse, take the path near Magang and follow road signs
What to explore at Sandiaojiao Cape Lighthouse?
Sandiaojiao Lighthouse is one of the few lighthouses open to public.There is a historic object display and explanatory texts on the equipments and functions of the lighthouse. At the highest point of the lighthouse you can not only take in the beauty of the lighthouse itself, but take in the the whole North East costal line in your view. This is a hot spot of wedding photos. Prestine white lighthouse surrounded by the great blue ocean, along with artsy décor surrounding the area, makes for a perfect romantic wedding shoot for anyone!
How to get to Sandiaojiao Cape Lighthouse?
Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Badu Interchange → Prov. Hwy 62 → Prov. Hwy 2 → Sandiaojiao（San Diego）
THSR Taipei Station (or TRA Taipei Station) → Guoguang (Kuo-kuang) bus (bound for Yilan, Luodong) to Maogang stop.
- San Diego in Taiwan - a beautiful scenery
Sandiaojiao Cape Lighthouse, No. 38, Magang St, Gongliao District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 228
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“San Diego in Taiwan - a beautiful scenery” The cape "Sandiaojiao" is the easternmost point of Taiwan (main island). Sandiaojiao is Taiwanese language derived (transliterated) from Spanish “San Diego”. It is one of many San Diegos around the world. So interesting. Do you believe that there is a San Diego in Taiwan? Actually, the northern Taiwan was under colonial Spain rule from 1626 to 1642. (The Dutch and Spanish formally colonized part of Taiwan in 17 century In the context of the Age of Discovery.) . The lighthouse is still functioning. There is a small museum (open to the public) in the ground floor. It is surrounded by a courtyard with lovely landscaping. White lighthouse and green lawn under the blue sky. What a beautiful scenery. This is a spot at remote area. Personally not recommend it for foreign tourists. Just let you know that there is a San Diego in Taiwan.