Memorial Archway of the First Heroine of China
Throughout the history, two of the most prominent figures in Guangdong are Sun Yat-sen, the father of Republic of China, and Saintly Mother of Lingnan, Lady Xian. The latter has always been remembered by history and her people for her eminent accomplishments and great virtues.
Lady Xian, also known as Madam Xian or Saintly Mother of Lingnan, was born in Maoming, west Guangdong. She lived through the Liang, Chen and Sui dynasties, devoting all her life to Lingnan’s stability and development. She was a great exemplary figure for her people. She was acclaimed by Former Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai as “the First Heroine of China”.
The Goddess Temple in the Scenic Spot
The Cultural Tourism Scenic Spot of Lady Xian’s Former Residence is located at Shandou Village, Diancheng Town, Binhai New Area, Maoming. It is the only Patriotic Education Base at provincial level and National Education Base for National Unity and Progress at national level in West Guangdong.
The Memorial Gateway at the entrance of the Scenic Spot
In the Scenic Spot, there is Lady Xian’s former residence relic, grave of the Duchess of the Qiao State, Goddess Temple (Lady Xian’s Temple), and other historic relics and heritages. Xian’s residence, Xian’s grave, and Xian’s temple are the only relic and cultural resource of “Three Xian” in the country.