Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse [1912- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse [1912- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
c.1912-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

From Declared Monuments in Hong Kong - Outlying Islands

Situated on Tang Lung Chau (originally known as Kap Sing Island), a small island to the west of Hong Kong and south of Ma Wan in Kap Shui Mun, Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse is one of the few surviving pre-war lighthouses in Hong Kong.

Also commonly known as Kap Sing Lighthouse, Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse came into service in 1912. Standing 11.8 metres tall, it is a skeletal steel tower with a white lantern on top, both of which were obtained from England. The adjoining brick keeper’s house has a bedroom, kitchen, toilet and storeroom. With no fresh water supply on the island, rainwater was collected from the roof and diverted into an underground tank. Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse has served thousands of vessels approaching Hong Kong from the west since the early 20th century. Managed by the Marine Department, the lighthouse is now automated and unmanned.

Tang Lung Chau Lighthouse was declared a monument in 2000.

Photos that show this place