Right in the Wind-and-Wave Pavilion, the national hero-General Yue Fei was murdered. His death is historically known as the “Unjust Case of the Wind-and-Wave Pavilion”.
Brief of The Wing and Wave Pavilion
The Wind-and-Wave Pavilion is a common prison during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127–1279). However, the death of General Yue Fei made it special.
General Yue Fei (1103–1142) was a patriotic national hero of the Southern Song Dynasty who was widely admired. However, he was framed by the devious Prime Minister—Qin Hui (秦桧,1090-1155) and murdered in Wind-and -Wave Pavilion along with his eldest son Yue Yun (岳雲, 1119-1142) and his military officer Zhang xian (?-1142). Their death is historically known as the “Unjust Case of the Wind-and-Wave Pavilion”.
The present pavilion is the rebuilt one in the Song Style. Beside the pavilion is the Filial Daughter Well (孝女井). It is recorded that when General Yue Fei’s daughter knew her father had been framed, unable to do anything about it, she turned indignant enough to commit suicide by throwing herself into the well.