Tomb of General Yue Fei

Sculpture of General Yue Fei
Loyal General Yue Fei
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Located at the southern foot of Qixia Hill near the West Lake and occupying an area of 1.57 hectares (3.9 acres), the Tomb of General Yue Fei, also known as Yue Fei Temple, was built in memory of this great hero.

Yue Fei (1103 - 1141) came from Tangyin in Xiangzhou of today's Henan Province. He was a great general famous for wars against the Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234) in the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279). After he joined the army, he and his troops continuously won wars against the Jin. However, after Yue and his army had recovered most of the lost territory, Emperor Gaozong (1107 - 1187) embraced the evil plot of Qin Hui (1090 - 1155, Prime Minister of the Song Dynasty) and surrendered to the Jin. As a result, he was falsely accused and later secretly killed in jail. A few years later, the wrong was put right when Emperor Xiao Zong (1163 - 1189) came to power. The tomb was built in memory of this great hero. Yue Fei is always considered as a national hero.

The Tomb of General Yue Fei has been demolished and renovated several times. The existing one was rebuilt in 1715 in the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) and comprehensively repaired in 1979.

Entering the gate with double eaves of the Tomb of General Yue Fei, a patio with towering trees on both sides is found. The Shrine of Remembrance, the main hall, is right in the center. A sculpture of general Yue is set in the middle of the hall. He is in a colorful embroidered round cushion cover. Looking solemn and mighty, he has a sword in his hand and looks as if he is ready to protect his country. Over the sculpture is tablet in the original handwriting of Yue Fei, which states returning our territory and keeping it integrated. At the back of the hall are large pictures depicting his life stories. On the floor of the hall is a picture depicting 373 cranes. These cranes are the symbols of his integrity and faithful mind.

Gate of General Yue Fei''s Tomb
Gate to Visit the Tomb
Yue Fei Tomb
General 's Grave
To the west of the main hall of Tomb of General Yue Fei is a yard. There are two corridors exhibiting poems written to commend Yue. Striding over the bridge in the middle of the yard, there are the tombs of Yue Fei and his son's.
The sinners who killed Yue Fei
Metal sculptures of sinners who killed Yue Fei
 The General Yue's tomb is right in the center, and to its left is the tomb of his son Yue Yun who had been a competent assistant of his father on the battlefields. Stone horses, tigers, and sheep of the Ming Dynasty (1386 - 1644) decorate both sides of the enclosure. The Tomb of General Yue Fei, which had been destroyed several times, was rebuilt and possesses the features of the Song Dynasty. Facing the tomb are four iron sculptures,  including Qin Hui the chief plotter, in kneeling position. Concerning these sculptures, people wanted them to atone for their crime forever.

How to get to Tomb of General Yue Fei

Take bus 7, 27, 51, 52 or 118, and get off at Yuemiao (Yue Fei Temple) Station.
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Entrance Fee CNY 25;
CNY 12.5 for children from 1.2 to 1.5 meters (3.9-4.9 feet);
Free for children below 1.2 meters.
Opening Hours 7:30-17:30

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Questions & Answers on Tomb of General Yue Fei
Asked by kambalah from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 15, 2015 18:31Reply
Hi, from hangzhou railway station, what bus or tourist bus no. Shall I ride to visit yue fei temple?
is the tomb also same place with the temple? Ty
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Answered by Jack from BRAZIL | Oct. 15, 2015 20:41

You can take bus line 7, and get off the Yuemiao Station. The tomb is inside the temple.
Asked by alan from MALAYSIA | Nov. 16, 2014 12:46Reply
can u give me the exact location General Yue Fei temple and tomb .? thx a lot
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Answered by Jessica from CANADA | Nov. 16, 2014 20:26

The tomb is in the temple of the general, at the south foot of Qixia Hill near the West Lake.
Asked by Curious from SINGAPORE | Jul. 30, 2014 00:24Reply
In those days of lives, why people willing to join as soldier when their life of death is fragile

Soldiers in those days are easily killed in war of fights. Thousands are killed in war. Was they no know it was not a joy to join the fight as soldier?
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Answered by Yed from VIETNAM | Jul. 30, 2014 01:34

In turbulent time with wars, people are highly aspired by patriotism and social sense, so they were willing to join the army.
Asked by Roberto from AMERICA | Jul. 30, 2014 00:16Reply
Was Yue Fei really buried under his Tomb?
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Answered by Jane from GREECE | Jul. 30, 2014 01:42

It's still a disputed question in China. It's not clear about the exact location for his corpsed body.
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