Hwaamchu Lighthouse

HOME > Navigational Aid > Hwaamchu Lighthouse

Background

hwaamchu lighthouse

It was built in 1983 as Ulsan Port continued growing, and there was a need to install a lighthouse to identify the entrance to Ulsan Port. Ulsan Regional Office of Ocean and Fisheries originally built a tuttle shaped lighthouse after there had been many marine pollution accidents caused by subsea rocks. But the functionality of the lighthouse deteriorated when the area was developed as a residential district, and the lighthouse was moved to the current location.

Structure and Characteristics of Tower

  • Structure : It is designed to be a 44.5m high cylindrical concrete structure.
  • Characteristics : The lighthouse was built in 1983. The original lighthouse had a turtle shape but has been demolished. The new aesthetic lighthouse has a dove shape when viewed from the sky. It is the tallest lighthouse in Korea and featured the first elevator among Korean lighthouses.