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Name: Hwaamchu Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Pangojin, , Korea, Republic of

Location: SE coast of South Korea; on a point on the east side of the entrance to the port city of Ulsan.

Managing Organization:
Ulsan Regional Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Office


This light was moved to a different location in 1994. In 2002 the new tower was raised by 48 feet, making it the tallest lighthouse on the Korean Peninsula. Hwaamchu Lighthouse serves as a major navigation monitoring and communications facility (radar, VHF, meteorological services, etc.).

Tower Height: 144

Height of Focal Plane: 166

Characteristic and Range: Alternating red and white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 26 miles (white) and 21 miles (red).

Description of Tower: White conical concrete tower, with a two-level control office about halfway up the tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1983

Date Present Tower Built: 1994

Fog Signal: Horn, 1 blast every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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