The Yue-Fei Temple or commonly known in Chinese as Yuewang Temple is a temple built in honor of Yue Fei, a general of the Southern Song Dynasty. Today, it is a national monument protected by China.
Yue Fei (1103 – 1141) came from Tangyin in Xiangzhou of today’s Henan Province. He was a great general who was famous for wars against the Jin Dynasty (1115 – 1234) in the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279).
The Tomb of General Yue Fei has been demolished and renovated several times. The existing plant was rebuilt in 1715 in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and comprehensively repaired in 1979. The tombs and tomb sculptures in the temple date back to the 12th century and have been carefully restored.
On an area of four hectares, the tomb is located at the southern foot of the Qixia Hill near the West Lake. When you enter the doorway with double eaves, you will find a terrace with tall trees on both sides. The Shrine of Remembrance, the main hall, is right in the center. A sculpture by Yue Fei is in the heart of the hall.