Shengjing and Beijing covered the beautiful and strategic place; the NO.1 pass on the Great Wall. These two lines of poem are describing world cultural heritage, which is the representative of the Great Wall, Shanhaiguan. Hello everyone, I am the CEO of Qinhuangdao Shanhaiguan Diyiguan Tourism Development Co., Ltd, Qiu Xinyang. I am glad to accompany you to enter the spatio-temporal tunnel, appreciate this crucial and magnificent military town which has been through over 600 years of vicissitudes, namely Shanhaiguan.
If people say that the Great Wall is the playing music, a beautiful painting Shanhaiguan is the most charming window to the Great Wall, the most legendary pass. She is located by the foothill of Mount Yan from north, near the seashore of Bohai Ocean from south. The Great Wall runs across. It is the strategic pass by the mountain. Multiple tourism resources such as mountain, ocean, pass, city, temple, cave, river, lake spread throughout the skinny and long 8 kilometer Shanhaiguan.
Ocean and Mountain Gifted by Nature, the Old Dragon’s Head
The old dragon’s head is the starting point of the Great Wall in Ming Dynasty on the ocean. The stone city to enter the sea is the only Great Wall on ocean. It is the best of the Great Wall. Ocean and Mountain Gifted by Nature have expressed its location close to the mountain and sea, created by nature and it is a place to overlook their great beauty. Climbing to the Old Dragon’s Head, facing the ocean with roaring waves,you could have a grand view of the Great Wall expanding across the Old Dragon’s Head. You could overlook, climb high to the next stairs to see strong wind blowing to the sun, clouds in harmony terrifying waves and snows floating on the sea, this magnificent scenery.
Dragon and Phoenix Ancient City, Shanhaiguan
The first pass in the most eastern Great Wall; Connecting to the ocean and lush mountain. Shanhaiguan Ancient City is the only completely remained military city defense system on the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty. The mighty and magnificent World N0.1 Pass is the main part. The cross road in the ancient city connects the Ministry of War Branch, Bell Drum Towers, Zhenyuan Escort, Jiashen History Museum, Wang’s Family Courtyard, silk store as well as the cultural experience park themed with settling in Shanhaiguan, three immigration histories. It reappeared the strategic and crucial town from the Ming and Qing Dynasty.
Cultural Cradle, Mount Jiao
Mount Jiao is the first high hill to climb of the Old Dragon’s Head on the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty. It is praised as the NO.1 Mountain on the Great Wall. Here the mountain is towering and rolling. It is the natural screen of Shanhaiguan. It is a place of literature gathering. Qixian Temple was built in the early Ming Dynasty which has nurtured many famous people and literati, so called the cultural cradle of Shanhaiguan.
Spiritual Blessed Place, Meng Jiangnu Temple
On the Mount Phoenix by the southeast Guan City, there is the Meng Jiangnu Temple founded before Song Dynasty, also Zhennu Shrine. It is one of the eight love resorts in our country. Meng Jiangnu Temple is comprised of Zhennu Shrine and Meng Jiangnu Garden. The 108 stairs in front of the temple is directly connected to the mountain gate. A wonderful couplet readable in different ways was hung in the front hall in the temple, The ocean tide rises and falls everyday. The floating clouds suffuse and disappear everyday.
Here it circulates one of the four folk legends, the story of Meng Jiangnu. It is named as the hometown of Chinese Meng Jiangnu culture.
Culture Inheritance , Integrative Development
In this new age, along with the appearance of national Great Wall strategy, Shanhaiguan is no longer a defense system, but the carrier for showing folk customs and culture like Great Wall culture, Meng Jiangnu culture, Yan and Zhao culture, the culture of settling in Shanhaiguan area, culture of garrisoning frontiers. It shoulders the mission of constructing the significant section of the Great Wall national cultural park. Shanhaiguan Ancient City Annual Expo, Dragon-Head-Raising Festival on the second day of the second month of the Chinese calendar and Meng Jiangnu Temple Fair and other geographical and cultural brand celebration activities influence the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Economic Circle. Welcome Ceremony, Qi family army practicing martial arts and selling and buying customs clearance documents in situational setting reappear the historical scenes. At night time, the magical and striking“Shanhai View”Great Wall situational light and shadow show, night feast and Shanhaiguan Meat Pot Culture Festival Commander’s home in Ming Dynasty and other“one yard one theme”creative residence cluster created today’s night Shanhai economic chain.
Friends, welcome to travel in Shanhaiguan with me. I am Qiu Xinyang. I am waiting for you in Shanhaiguan on the Great Wall.