Dongwangyang Lighthouse is still very admirable. You can try it if you have a chance. The first stop to visit Macau. Because I want to see the whole Macau Peninsula from Macau's commanding heights. I really appreciate the introduction. Dongwangyang Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in China's coastal areas. It was built in 1865. It is 13 meters high, with a white wall and a red top. It is magnificent and upright. In September 1874, the lighthouse was damaged by the storm. It was rebuilt and reopened on June 29, 1910, until now. On a clear night, light from the lighthouse can be seen within 20 miles of Macao. Signs of typhoon signals can also be seen near the lighthouse. It should be said that we can do the shortest cable car to the lighthouse, but in order to enjoy the street view of Macao, we still choose to go on foot. In fact, Macao is not big. Although the lighthouse is high, it's still good. It's not very tired to climb up. It's also worth seeing, but many local Macao people exercise in the park. The lighthouse is not very beautiful, but it's worth looking at Macau from a high point. The weather is good, the sky is blue, the clouds are white, and the new Portuguese capital is an obvious landmark. It's worth seeing. On the side of the lighthouse there is a small church named Notre Dame Snow Palace (built in 1622). The vault and wall of the church are painted with colorful murals. Its painting skills are integrated with Chinese and Western art. It is the unique turret of many local churches. It is also a cannon under the lighthouse. It is a scenic spot worth seeing as a whole and does not need tickets.
Looking at many pictures of travels, the Dongwangyang Fortress and lighthouse are very beautiful. The milky yellow lighthouse is set with white edges. So this time, I went round the road in a deliberate way. Dongwangyang Fort, also known as Songshan Fort, is in the opposite direction to Dasanba. On the high Dongwangyang Mountain, it climbs up and down every day these days. The Macao Mountains have many slopes and are very tired. Established in 1637 at the top of Macao, it was primarily used for defense and observation. Now it is mainly to observe the typhoon effect, and there is an exhibition after entering the door. Although it is hard to climb up, it still feels worthwhile. It is as beautiful as the photo. Next to the fort is the Notre Dame Snow Temple Church, which can be visited inside. The murals and other paintings have been weathered. Only the faint traces can show the exquisite of that year. Now Dongwangyang Fortress is one of the eight famous sceneries in Macao.
Macau's Dongwangyang lighthouse is on the top of Dongwangyang Mountain. The lighthouse is a part of Dongwangyang Fortress. I didn't go to Greece when I was in Europe, but my friends did! Originally, the Dongwangyang Fortress was mainly used to defend against foreign invasion and serve as an observation station. It has been classified as a military restricted zone. No outsiders are allowed to enter unless they are approved. It is only on the 5th of August and the 9th Double Ninth Festival of the 9th lunar month that the public is allowed to enter. In 1976, the Portuguese army withdrew from Macau, and the fort was opened as a tourist destination. It remains intact. On the fortress, there are the Notre Dame Snow Temple Church and the Eastern Horizon Lighthouse.
Dongwangyang Fortress is located in Dongwangyang Mountain, which is one of the oldest Western Fortress Buildings in China. There is a lighthouse and chapel built on the fort. The Eastern Wangyang lighthouse in the fort is the first modern lighthouse on the coast of China. The chapel on the side of the lighthouse, called the Notre Dame Snow Temple, was built in the 17th century.
Dongwangyang Fort, also known as Songshan Fort, is located at the highest point of the Macao Peninsula and was built in the seventeenth century. There is a small sacred church on the fort, named Notre Dame Snow Temple Church. There is also a lighthouse built by a Portuguese native of Macau. There are telescopes beside the lighthouse for visitors to overlook the city. Dongwangyang Fortress is part of Macau's historic block. Typhoon signals can also be seen near the fort. Whenever the wind blows, the Meteorological Bureau will hang the corresponding typhoon signal sign, the balloon, on the fort to remind Macao citizens to be ready. The 100 Mop denomination coin is printed with the white lighthouse pattern of Dongwangyang. Macau's scenic spots are basically open, no tickets, very valuable!
The little sacred church on the fort, the Notre Dame Snow Temple Church, was built in 1622 with the architectural features of the 17th century Portuguese monastery. After the renovation in 1996, the original appearance of the temple and hall was restored. During the renovation process, murals covered for a long time were found on the walls. These murals blend the characteristics of Chinese and Western cultures and have high artistic value. Dongwangyang Lighthouse is the first lighthouse in the coastal areas of China, built by a native Portuguese of Macau. There is a telescope beside the lighthouse for visitors to overlook the city. On the top of Dongwangyang (Songshan), besides the famous lighthouse, there are also several fortresses and air raid shelters. Air-raid shelters consist of four groups of tunnels. They were formerly military restricted areas and were heavily guarded. The four groups of shelters are 456 meters long and 47 meters short. There are generators, lounges and oil storage tanks, and elevators mounted on the lighthouse turret, etc. The refurbished air-raid shelter was opened to the public in early October 2003. Today, instead of seeing the gloomy and terrible side of the past, visitors can see the real situation of the air-raid shelter from the precious historical pictures and introductions displayed on the wall. In addition to several fortresses, the Dongwangyang Fortress also has air-raid shelters composed of four groups of tunnels. Dongwangyang Battery includes two famous tourist attractions: Dongwangyang Lighthouse and Notre Dame Snow Temple Church. Here you can have a panoramic view of Macau and the magnificent scenery of the Pearl River Estuary. Signs of typhoon signals can also be seen near here. Whenever a typhoon blows, the Meteorological Bureau will hang the corresponding typhoon signal signs on the fort to remind the public to be ready.
Climbing up to find such a building, although quite fresh feeling, but a little tired, ha ha ha. One of Macau's main attractions, you must come and walk. The turret is on the hill, and it will take a long time to climb up. The lighthouse and the turret are together. You can see the view of the Macau Peninsula. Compared with the big turret, it's totally another style. You can take a cable car from Erlonghou Park and have a bird's eye view of the harbour all the way.
Dongwangyang Lighthouse is located on the top of Dongwangyang Mountain in Macao. It is a part of Dongwangyang Fortress and one of the three major historical sites of Dongwangyang Mountain. In 1992, it was awarded one of the eight scenic spots in Macau. In 2005, as part of Macau's historic urban area, it was included in the World Heritage List.