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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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Ningbo, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The sites and history are amazing to learn about, but thought it was a little overdone in aspects of the ghost house music and tons of over sized pictures. Excellent English definitions everywhere. Definitely worth a visit, recommend around 2 hours, I doubt any children would enjoy it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This memorial site is definitely worth seeing. It really makes you think about the tradegies of war. Some of the displays can be quite full on and I found this memorial really affected me more than any other memorial I had been too. Lots of people but it is China after all. The memorial does seem to drag on for... More

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Taft, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I understand that the Nanjing Massacre is one of the defining events of China's modern history. I get it that it is an unspeakable tragedy of enormous proportions, made all the worse because Japan has refused to acknowledge much of what took place. But this memorial seems less about preserving the memory of the event for future generations, and more... More

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Nanjing, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Interesting history lesson in English. Moving sculptures. Convenient to the subway. Can drag out a bit at the end but a must do in Nanjing. Allow a couple of hours

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Although the displays can be considered graphic by western standards they are very well presented in multi languages. I have a big interest in WW2 history so this was a must see for me when wife and I visited the city. The locals can be annoying and will push in front of you while you read, kids will run riot... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This memorial is tremendously moving and I have been to many such sites including the Killing Fields, holocaust museums, and several concentration camps. There are both indoor and outdoor components. Some of the pictures are quite graphic and there are some human remains as well. The memorial is very crowded and young children were present. Do not miss this place... More

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Ann Arbor,Michigan USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A bit of background: This site honors the hundreds of thousands killed by Japanese invaders in 1937. Thus it's not a "fun" site at all but rather an important historic place. The overall property is beautifully developed. The site features a memorial with victims' names engraved on the walls; an excavated mass grave showing victims' skeletons, and a reflection area... More

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Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a dramatic and traumatic way to explore the living history of Nanjing, and gives an insight into the politics of Japan/China, which is built on centuries of conflict and mistrust. It is well done, but emotionally draining. Give it a 1/2 day, and then go across the street to the Brocade museum to see how silk brocades were... More

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Shanghai, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a sad place and a strong reminder of how we humans can turn against each other. Its a beautifully designed space but not adapted for the kinds of crowds that this place sees. I went on a weekend, so it was probably extra crowded too. As many reviewers have said, there are a lot of people, and they... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I had the same sad feeling when I visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. I learned a lot from the Massacre Memorial, before going there, I knew very little about this horrible massacre.

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