Entrance to the tomb and inner courtyard
Occupying four acres (1.6 hectares), the tomb is in the center of the complex, with other buildings including the tomb of General Yu's son and exhibitions of Yu's life and military prowess. Eastern and western annexes of the compound hold shrines to subordinate generals who served under General Yu.
Descriptions of military prowess
General Yu early in life and later leading his army
General Yu in battle
Other displays tell more of General Yu's story and show weapons and tactics of the period.
Weapons of the period
In 1513, one of General Yu's commanders placed copper statues of the people who killed Yu Fei kneeling in the courtyard outside his tomb, including the chief plotter, Qin Kuai. These statues have been replaced several times as they have been continuously cursed, spat on, vandalized, and otherwise treated quite poorly by the visitors to the tomb. The current versions are protected as historical relics.
Tombs of Yu Fei and his son
Blocks of the Loyalty Cypress
On exiting the tomb, I pass many school groups heading in to learn this important story in Chinese history.
School groups coming in
Leaving the grounds of the tomb, it's now time to continue the walk around West Lake.