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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 286 Attractions in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
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The Hague
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

If you would like to learn a little about the modern history of China then this visit gives you a good insight in the horror people can do to each other. Omnly 80 years ago.

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Sunfish Lake, Minnesota
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

This is a well designed and constructed memorial to the people of Nanjing who lost their lives in 1937. The memorial is modern and well done. There is too much information so after the first hour, one feels overwhelmed with data. This does not diminish the significance of this memorial of the history of Nanjing prior to WWII. It is... More

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Shanghai, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

The memorial is extremely well constructed and the buildings and land area dedicated to this unfortunate and horrific period in Nanjing's history is both appropriate and emotive. As an English-only speaker, I would have liked to see more commentary in English however, as the only non-Chinese visitor on the day of my visit, I guess they are catering for the... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place gives you an insight of what cruelty, man, can stoop too! how could this happen? Very in your face,especially the skeletons of the victims.

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Singapore
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18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Lots of photos to see. They are placed all the way up to three, four meters where captions become too small to see. One thing struck me is that the usual noisy Chinese behave differently here. They become quiet and orderly. It helps that the museum is dimly lit in most parts, they might well be tearing going through it.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Worh the visit and a nice museum covering a tragic but interesting topic. Beware of long lines if you go not so early and also by far not everything is translated to English. Free entrance.

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Beijing, China
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Things like these are never a fun or easy visit, but an important one to observe. The mass grave made the most impact on me, while the peaceful garden outside brought the visit to a calming end after seeing all the horrors that took place.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Especially when you are bored of visiting temples and gardens all of the time. It was touching, especially the photos, but also a bit overdone when it comes to how poor Chinese nation after years of tough fight defeated the powerfull Japan. But still, it was really worth visiting and you can learn a lot from it, since it's not... More

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Plainville, Connecticut
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The building itself is memorable, surrounded by large sculptures exemplfying the horrors visted by the Japanese army on the people of Nanjing. The displays inside are somewhat routine.

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The memorial is about the Japanese invaders to China, especially Nanjing in 1937, known as Nanjing massacre. The memorial really moving me, not only it telling you the history but at the same time the collections really show the brutality back then. One of the best section is the testimony of Chinese that can escape and Japanese testimony that they... More

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