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Nanpaotai Lighthouse Lighted
2010/8/23 Borwse Person-time：1511
Nanpaotai Lighthouse, the biggest lighthouse standing at the south bank of Xiamen Bay, was completed and lighted on July 12th. The 70.5-meter-high lighthouse has a luminous range of 15 nm, providing effective navigational guarantee for the ships sailing in and out of Xiamen Channel.
The newly built lighthouse has a characteristic of single-flashing white light (10s). Its body is a white, column-shaped reinforced concrete tower with a height of 52 meters. The light is 70.5 meters high, representing the highest lighthouse in Xiamen Port.
The adequacy of aids to navigation will contribute to the prosperity of the port, and further to the development of the city. According to the Overall Program of Xiamen Port, three 100-250 thousand DWT berths will be built in the three harbors at the south bank of Xiamen Port, which will provide a transit capability of 30 million tons. However, the navigational safety cannot be guaranteed due to the lack of a lighthouse, that’s the reason why Nanpaotai Lighthouse is built.
Since the lighthouse is located in a theme park in Zhangzhou Development Zone, it also serves as the symbol structure of the park. It is recorded that Nanpaotai fort, where the lighthouse is standing on, is one of the military relics in Zhangzhou. Inside the fort there is a coast defense post that is still in use, which, together with Hulishan fort at the north corner of Xiamen Port, protects the southeast gate of our country.
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