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Mausoleum of General Yue Fei

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Mausoleum of General Yue Fei is a temple built in honor of Yue Fei, a general of the Southern Song dynasty when the capital of China was in Hangzhou. The temple ground is located in central Hangzhou, and covering more than 6000 square meters. He was a great general famous for wars against the Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234) in the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279). However, because the fatuous emperor treacherous court officials, Song finally surrendered and killed Yue Fei falsely. Yue Fei is always considered as a national hero

The temple was first constructed in the during the Song Dynasty in 1221 to commemorate Yue Fei. The site includes Yue Fei's Temple, Loyalty Temple and Yue Fei鈥檚 Mausoleum inside. The temple was reconstructed several times in later date. The existing one was rebuilt in 1715 in the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) and comprehensively repaired in 1979. The tombs and the tomb sculptures in the temple all dates from the 12th century, and have been meticulously restored. You will see the Mausoleum of Yue Fei at the center flanked by the tomb of his son, Yue Yun to the left. In front of the tomb gate, four iron people knelt with hands behind their backs, which are Qin Hui, Qin's wife, Zhang Jun and Wan Siguo who betrayed Yue Fei and caused his death. Vigorous and majestic, it is an ancient construction cluster well-perserved. The Yue Fei Tomb was listed on a key cultural heritage site under state protection in 1961.

Admission: 25 yuan

How to get there: bus No.7, 15, 27, 28; tourist bus 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; holiday bus 1, 4, 6
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It is great historical spot, you can take your children with you, the place can raise children's patriotism.

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