Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lighthouse of the Week, October 28 - November 3, 2018: Laem Phra Chao, Thailand

This week's lighthouse is one of the fanciest I've seen - partly because it's also a monument. It was built for the 50th anniversary of the reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.  The lighthouse is Laem Phra Chao, and I even have a nice map that shows where it is.

Here are the basic stats from the Lighthouse Directory.
"1996. Active; focal plane 94 m (308 ft); white flash every 9 s. 15 m (49 ft) octagonal white concrete tower with an ornately decorated gold top, rising from a 1-story building.  ...  Located at the southernmost point of Phuket Island"
And it's open to the public - you can climb up to the fancy gold top.

Two more pictures below.  I couldn't find a lot (one site has several), despite Phuket being a vacation/resort destination and the easy public access.

This one is real big if you click on it

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