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The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre

No.418 Shuiximen Road, Jianye District | west bound Metro Line 2 / Yunjinlu Station Exit 2, Nanjing 210017, China
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Ranked #1 of 282 attractions in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Suzhou, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

It is the second time I go to this memorial with some friends visiting me in China. I saw the same problems again, a long queue with people pushing you. The inside could be interesting if you can read articles without people pushing you or taking photo (even if it is forbidden). Children are playing on historical relics. However, this... More

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Singapore, Singapore
14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

A must visit when you are in Nanjing. This museum tells the story of the Nanjing Massacre in a sad, moving way. The recordings, pictures, videos made the jourey through the musem an extremely emotional one as we listen to survivor's harrowing account. The museum itself is very beautifully designed and curated to tell its story.

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Duszniki Zdrój, Walbrzych, Poland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Before going there I had no idea about this historical event. The museum itself is made in an amazing way, all the informations are translated in english. The true stories, various movies and the presentation of historical facts are amazing - this museum is really shocking and moving, you can learn a lot after this visit. Just remember that you... More

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Orlando, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Day trip from Shanghai to Nanjing I went to the Shanghai railway station and found the English window (49). A colleague already printed out the train schedule for the day of all Gtrains to Nanjing so I circled the train I wanted and handed it to the agent. She indicated there were no 2nd class seats on that train or... More

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Zhenjiang, China
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have been to this memorial three times now. And every time I am struck by something different. It's a beautiful memorial and it is amazing that its free. But that's great because then everyone can get a wonderful education of what happened. There's so much history; it is a great way to remember the lives lost and those who... More

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Shenyang, China
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76 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If you visit Nanjing, you must visit this museum. It doesn't matter if you are a history enthusiast or not, this museum can give you a broader perspective about the massacre that once happened in Nanjing where the Japanese attacked China, killed the Chinese, and raped the Chinese women. For me who live in Shenyang, it's like seeing the sister... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre is a great free museum. It covers everything from about the Nanjing Massacre. There were just too many people. The signs are in Chinese, English, and Japanese. The museum was great. This museum is great for history enthusiasts of all types.

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Hong Kong, China
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you go to one place in Nanjing this should be it. Even if you don't know much about history you should go. The site has lots of photos and descriptions dealing with this period of history. What is even worse is that towards the middle and end of the memorial you find out that you are on the final... More

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Shanghai, China
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

As expected a very sombre and sad experience but a must-visit site in Nanjing. Entry was free and it was a long weekend. There were thousands of visitors. It was slow to move through the dark exhibition space. The didactic material is in Chinese Japanese and English. Harrowing accounts. I had watched a very good DVD called "The diary of... More

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Nanjing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

It was good to learn about this part of history when Japaniese invaded China in 1937 but... In my opinion there is a lot of information in text to be read and it's difficult to focus on when there are hundreds of people around, not always keeping silence... I would expect also more evidences of massacre too.

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