Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

Eastern China Sights

Tomb of Yue Fei (Yuéfēimù)

Updated 03/19/2013

Fodor's Review

Near Solitary Hill Island stands the Tomb of Yue Fei, a shrine to honor General Yue Fei (1103–42), who led Song armies against foreign invaders. When he was a young man, his mother tattooed his back with the commandment to "Repay the nation with loyalty." This made Yue Fei a hero of both patriotic loyalty and filial piety. At the height of his success, a jealous rival convinced the emperor to have Yue Fei executed. A subsequent leader pardoned the warrior and enshrined

him as a national hero. Statues of Yue Fei's accusers kneel in shame nearby. Traditionally, visitors would spit on statues of the traitors, but a recent sign near the statue asks them to glare instead.

Read More

Sight Information

Address:

80 Beishan Lu, sest of Solitary Hill Island, Hangzhou, 310017, China

Phone:

0571-8798–6653

Sight Details:

  • Y25
  • Daily 7:30–6

Updated 03/19/2013

Advertisement

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in Eastern China

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement