Hangzhou – Tomb of General Yue Fei

Located near the West Lake in Hangzhou, this tomb (also known as the Yue Fei Temple) is in honour of the national hero General Yue Fei. For most of his life, he was engaged in war against the Jin Dynasty - helping the Song Dynasty regain lost land and power. However, he was falsely accused … Continue reading Hangzhou – Tomb of General Yue Fei

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Xi’an – Jingdi Tomb (HanYangLing Mausoleum)

Similar to the famous terracotta warriors, the Jingdi Tomb holds the remains of Emperor Jingdi as well as a range of artefacts buried with him. However, the clay figures tend to be much smaller and portray scenes of common life in China - rather than the larger than life warriors buried with Qin ShiHuang. This … Continue reading Xi’an – Jingdi Tomb (HanYangLing Mausoleum)

Xi’an – Terracotta Army

One of the most famous sights in China, the Terracotta Army in Xi'an consists of thousands of terracotta figures which are over 2000 years old! They were buried to guard the tomb of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang Di, who is praised as the first emperor to truly unite the whole of … Continue reading Xi’an – Terracotta Army