终南石South End Rock
South End Rock
In November 1278, Wen Tianxiang, a heroic general of South Song Dynasty, commanded his troops to fight against Yuan army. When they arrived at Chaoyang, Wen reached the summit of Lotus Peak looking straightly towards the direction where the Emperor’s ship might appear. But he was not able to spot it, and then he let out a deep sigh to express his feeling to the doomed South Song Dynasty. In his great depression, he carved “South End” on the rock with his sword, which means the end of South Song Dynasty. In the word “South” there is a word “noon”, indicating that Wen arrived here at noon. In fact, “South End “ could metaphorically imply that Wen compared himself as a compass, its magnetic needle always pointing to the South ( South Song Dynasty).