Located at the northeastern part of China’s Hebei Province near a section of the Beijing-Shenyang Railway Line is the city of Qinhuangdao. A natural harbor bordered by the Yanshan Mountains to the north and Bohai Bay in the south, Qinhuangdao is known for its abundance of seafood like fish, prawns, and other bounties of the sea.
It is also the location of one of China’s most popular health resorts, the Beidaihe Beach, which may be found southwest of the city.
Meng Jiangnu Temple
This is a temple that according to legend, was built in sad memory of Meng Jaingnnu, wife of the first Emperor of the Qin Dynasty.
Legend says that in the time of Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty, Meng Jaingn’s husband was conscripted to help build the Great Wall. Missing her husband very much, Meng jiangnu set out on the long journey to see him. When she arrived at the foot of the wall, she learned that her husband had been worked to death and was buried beneath it. It is said that upon learning this, she wept so many tears that a huge section of the Great Wall crumbled away. The sorrowful woman then drowned herself in the sea. And so, the temple was then erected to commemorate her love and grief at her husband’s loss. A clay sculpture of Meng Jaingnnu stands in front of the temple hall. Dressed in a black gown, she gazes out at the sea, her expression revealing her grief and indignation. This temple is located in the Shanhai Pass District of Qinhuangdao.