Hangzhou: Yue Fei Temple
Just along the West Lake stands the Yue Fei Temple which was built in the year 1221. There is a statue of the national hero Yue Fei and we were told that we can take a picture of him but not with him. How bizarre! At this place, we also found four particularly interesting statues of Qin Gui, Zhang Jun, Wang Si and Wan Siguo, who caused him his death, kneeling down in front of Yue Fei’s tomb. In the past, tourists and visitors were asked to spit at them but as the country progresses and prospers, they stopped this practice. Hah.