Eastern China Sights

Tomb of Yue Fei (Yuèfēi mù)

  • 80 Beishan Lu Map It
  • Hangzhou
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 02/08/2016

Fodor's Review

Near Solitary Hill Island stands this shrine to honor General Yue Fei (1103–42), who led Song Dynasty armies against foreign invaders. When he was a young man, his mother tattooed his back with the commandment "Repay the nation with loyalty." This made Yue Fei a hero both for his 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 now a sign near the statue asks them to glare instead.

Sight Information

Address:

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

Map It

Phone:

0571-8798–6653

Sight Details:

  • Y25

Published 02/08/2016

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