Sunday, October 30, 2016

Lighthouse of the Week, Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2016: Hwawon Bando, Mokpo, South Korea

I've been featuring a few of the non-traditional lighthouses of South Korea the past two weeks, and this is the third.  The Hwawon Bando (also known as Mokpugu) lighthouse replaced the smaller, more traditional Mokpogu light in 2003.   Mokpo is near the southwesternmost point of South Korea (you can click here to see where it is on Google Maps).  There is a lot of water around this city;  it is somewhat reminiscent of either Charleston S.C. or Seattle in the USA.

The Mokpo waterway light has a traditional tower, but is buttressed for the administration building below it.  (I got that from the Lighthouse Directory, which describes all the lighthouses of the Mokpo area of South Korea.)  The tower is 118 feet high.

Here's three pictures (the one with the motorcycle was a little bit of a surprise to find).

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