The scene of Yue Fei's tomb and General Yue's Temple is located at
the southern foot of Qixia Hill. The present structure of the memorial
temple and the tomb was formed in the later Qing Dynasty after a major
The compound contains the tomb garden, the memorial temple of martyrdom,
and the inspired loyalty temple.
Located in the western corner of the compound, the tomb garden faces
eastward, and the two temples sit in the northern part and face the
of General Yue's Memorial Temple faces the Yue Lake, one of the five
sections of the West Lake. Between the tomb and temple compound and
the Yue Lake stand a towering archway with the inscription of "Boundless
Loyalty", displaying Chinese people's profound
admiration and respect to the patriotic hero.
"The green hill is fortunate to be the burial ground of a loyal general;
the white iron was innocent to be cast into the statues of traitors".
Standing in front of the General Yue Fei's tomb which is under the
state-level protection as a key cultural unit, Chinese visitors will
compulsively feel an upsurge of emotion while reading the famous couplet
on the gateposts of mausoleum. More than 800 years have passed since
the year of Shaoxing 32 in the South Song Dynasty when emperor Xiaozong
ordered in a royal decree to have Yue Fei reburied with state ceremony.
The famous general led the resistance against the Jin invaders and
could have won the war if he had not be betrayed. Yu Fei has been
a national hero. Paying a visit to the Yue Fei's memorial temple and
his tomb and reading aloud the clangorous lines in his poem named
"The River All Red", one could feel the echoes of history. Yu Fei's
heroic deeds and passionate feelings add a special beauty to the elegance
of the West Lake.
Administrative Office of Yue Fei's
temple, Hangzhou Landscape and Cultural Relics Bureau