A Poetry of Sanmen
To the east of Tiantai, to the south of Ninghai, Sanmen Town has inherited its name from Sanmen River, a river surrounded by three mountains, directing its way to the Gate of Heaven.
With an abundant natural storage on not only foresting, fishing and mineral material, but on famous scenes and views for great sight-seeing, such as Snake Island and its uniqueness in caves and glory in mountain and sea, Sanmen Town got the fortune of visits from large numbers of celebrities, among whom, Sun Zhongshan, while visiting this town, decidedly listed its name into “Schedule of Prosperity”.
In the biblical times, our ancestors used to struggle for their lives out of fishing and hunting. The place has not been filled with wording culture until the immigrants from North came to the blessed town with their thoughts and knowledge in Eastern Jin dynasty. Alchemy processing from Taoism is given birth on the foot of Gexuan Mountain; Buddhism starts to prosper on the top of Long Mountain. Confucius developed inside Meisheng Hill, carrying forward its decentness and far-reaching meaning. Other ideas, schools and new knowledge starts and develops in this place, such as New school idea of Zhangquan, Nationalism of Wen Tianxiang, Heroism against Racism of Zhang Cangshui, Patriotism of Qi Jiguang, and Combat doctrine of Weihai, etc..
Along with the rushing and roll of Sanmen River, great human beings passes by from generation to generation, making huge contributions to the progress of society. From the founding of PRC, to the Reform and Opening up, from the Liberation to the development, Sanmen Town has become a greatness in both constructive industry and agricultural prosperity. The destiny of developing a town through ocean products and nuclear electric power has made great difference in this place.
The water of Sanmen River is expecting a great dream. With its resolution to face a hopeful future and its harmonious cooperation of government and hard-working ordinary people, a creative time is waiting for Sanmen, to build a beautiful blueprint for a productive and glorious future!