Tomb of Yue Fei
General Yue Fei (1103–1142) was a hero of the Southern Song Dynasty who fought against Jin invaders during the Jurchen campaigns against the Song Dynasty. Yue Fei was framed and murdered for crimes he did not commit. In 1163, Song Emperor Xiaozong exonerated Yue Fei and his corpse was reburied at the present site.
On the left of the tomb of Yue Fei, is the tomb of his son, Yue Yun. Before Yue Fei’s tomb there are four cast-iron figures, with chests bare and hands bound behind their backs, facing the tomb and kneeling. They are Qinhui and his wife Wang, as well as Zhang Jun and Mo Qi Xie; they are Yue Fei's murders. On both sides of the road to the tombs are galleries. In the northern gallery are tablets inscribed with poems and his memorials to emperor. While in the southern one are tablets inscribed with poems composed by famous people in all successive dynasties.
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