Yue Fei Temple, Anyang – Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

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Yue Fei Temple (岳飞庙), located in Anyang City, Henan Province, is a well-preserved complex of ancient buildings dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is also one of the largest ancient architectural complexes in northern Henan and one of the three major Yue temples in China. The temple was originally built during the Southern Song Dynasty, although the exact year of its establishment is unknown. The existing buildings were mainly reconstructed in the first year of the Ming Jingtai era (1450) and have undergone numerous additions and renovations over the centuries.

Situated facing south, Yue Fei Temple covers an area of approximately 18,100 square meters, with the ancient architectural area occupying 6,300 square meters and the memorial hall area covering 11,800 square meters. The temple complex consists of various structures, including the Jingzhong Archway, Shanmen (main gate), Imperial Stele Pavilion, Main Hall, Memorial Shrine of Yue Fei’s Mother, Filial Daughter Shrine, Yue Yun Shrine, Shrine of the Four Sons, and Shrine of the Three Generations, totaling more than 120 halls and pavilions.

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Basic Information

Estimated Length of Tour1 – 2 hours
Ticket Price50 RMB
Opening Hours8.30 – 17.30; Last admission: 17.00 (9th October – 30th April)
8.00 – 18.00; Last admission: 17.30 (1st May – 30th September)
Telephone Number0086-0372-6213664

Location and Transportation

Yue Fei Temple is located at No. 86 Yuemiao Street, Tangyin County, Anyang City, Henan Province, China, near Youli City ( the earliest known national prison in Chinese history). To get there, you can take bus Tangyin 1, Tangyin 2, Tangyin 16, or Antang Tourist Line and get off at Yue Fei Temple Stop (岳飞庙站).

Highlights of Yue Fei Temple

Jingzhong Archway

jingzhong archwary in yue fei temple anyang

The Jingzhong Archway, also known as the Lingxing Gate, serves as the main entrance to Yue Fei Temple. Constructed in the seventh year of the Ming Zhengde era (1521), it is a magnificent wooden archway with intricate carving and soaring eaves resembling a flock of geese in flight. The central portion of the archway bears the inscription “宋岳忠武王庙 (Temple of Song Yue Zhongwu Wang)” granted by Emperor Xiaozong Zhu Youtang, while the eight-character walls on both sides bear the characters “忠 (Loyalty)” and “孝 (Filial Piety)” in relief.

Shrine of Yue Fei

shrine of yue fei in yue fei temple anyang

The Main Hall, built in the first year of the Ming Jingtai era, serves as the core structure of Yue Fei Temple. Adjacent to the hall are the shrines of Yue Fei’s generals and followers, including Zhou Tong, Han Shizhong, Zong Ze, and He Zhu. Behind the Main Hall, there are additional buildings such as the Sleeping Hall, Yue Yun Shrine, Shrine of the Four Sons, Shrine of Yue Ke, Filial Daughter Shrine, and Shrine of the Three Generations. The courtyard of the Sleeping Hall features modern calligraphy and couplets, as well as stone carvings of “The Memorial on Suppressing the Rebellion.”

Yue Fei Memorial Hall

yue fei memorial hall in yue fei temple anyang

The Yue Fei Memorial Hall, located in the eastern courtyard, covers an area of 11,800 square meters and consists of a basement level and two above-ground levels. The exhibition hall showcases Yue Fei’s life story, military thoughts, and leadership philosophy, as well as his handwriting, biographies, and other related cultural relics and artworks. Utilizing modern technology, the memorial hall is the largest exhibition hall dedicated to Yue Fei culture in China.

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