LIGHTHOUSES AROUND THE WORLD
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Best Lighthouses Around the World. There are many lighthouses that have been constructed and built across the world. One of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World was the lighthouse built in Alexandria, Egypt. We have brought to you an itinerary of some of the most fascinating lighthouses that exist around the world.
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Low Lighthouse, UK: Also popularly known as the Burnham-on-Sea lighthouse, the low lighthouse is located in Somerset, England. The lighthouse is built of wood and at its base are wooden legs or pillars. The height of the low lighthouse is 36 feet and it was built in the year 1832.
Pondicherry, India: In a country most would associate with English colonialism, Pondicherry is a strongly French-influenced town in the south of India. The lovely lighthouse shot out its first beam in 1836 and remained in use for 150 years. Its stands now as a monument, but is being restored as a museum to the French architecture of the town.
Promthep Cape lighthouse, Thailand: This lighthouse was built in the year 1996 to commemorate the rule of the Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej. The uniqueness of the lighthouse design is that the lighthouse’s crown is topped with gold. The lighthouse is located to the South of Phuket
Yokohama Marine Tower, Japan: The Yokohama Marine Tower is known for the two different light flashes emanating from the light tower. The light is flashed every 20 seconds in green and red as alternating colours. The lighthouse is located at Yokohama and was used for the first time in the year 1961. The lighthouse design is unique and according to a few, the marine tower is the tallest lighthouse in the world – at 106 meters
Pigeon Point Lighthouse, USA: Also known as the Pigeon Point Light Station, the lighthouse has been in use since 1861 and is the tallest lighthouse on the Western coast of the United States. The lighthouse pictures of the Pigeon Point lighthouse depict a very quaint and serene building. It was built to help ships find their way to the Californian Pacific coast.
Torre de Hercules, Spain: The lighthouse is also known as the Tower of Hercules. In 2009, this lighthouse became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a National Monument of Spain. It is believed to have existed since the second century. The lighthouse stands at 187 feet. The Torre de Hercules is a modern name for the lighthouse as until 20th century it was known as the Farum Brigantium. Coruna.