Yue Fei Temple Picture

Yue Fei Temple was built to commemorate the famous general Yu Fei, a national hero during Southern Song Dynasty who distinguished himself in battles against northern invaders…

Yue Fei Temple was built to commemorate the famous general Yu Fei, a national hero during Southern Song Dynasty who distinguished himself in battles against northern invaders. The temple is situated at the southern foot of Qixia Hill. The temple is made up of three parts including the tomb grounds, Loyalty Garden and Devotion Garden. Yue Fei's tomb grounds situate on the left side of Loyalty Garden and the tomb is built with rocks in a round shape. Beside it, there is the tomb of his son, Yue Yun. On the screen wall of the tomb grounds, four huge Chinese characters are carved: “Be Loyal to the Motherland” which is Yue Fei's life time motto. On both sides of the path leading to the tomb, there are stone horses, stone tigers, stone sheep and stone figures dating from the Ming Dynasty. In the southern and northern tablet corridors of the courtyard, there are 127 carving or steles including some poems by prominent personages throughout history to express their respect for the national hero and some Yu Fei's calligraphy…

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