古莲花峰Ancient Lotus Peak
Ancient Lotus PeakLotus Peak, a scenic resort with natural and cultural landscapes, is located in the harbor of Haimen, about 22km away from Shantou City. The peak is named after a crack rock,which looks like a lotus, and is one of the first national AAA sceneries. In the late Song Dynasty, when famous patriotic general Wen Tian Xiang arrived at this place in pursuit of the escaping emperor, he carved two words on a big rock with his sword ---“South End”, implying that he was so sad about his country being about to perish. Centurys later, in memory of Wen Tianxiang, a stone statue of the general Wen and a memorial hall were built up on the spot. In the front of the peak, an inscription of “lotus peak” was inscribed by Wen Tianxiang himself. In addition, one captain in Qing dynasty, Wu Benhan’s 7-year-old son Wu Gao added a word “ancient” to it, and made it an intergrated inscription.