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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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Iowa City, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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8 attraction reviews
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Robina, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a moving memorial to the inhabitants that were slaughtered in this city. Every politician should be made to view the atrocities that were inflicted on human beings by other so-called human beings. Maybe then, there might be fewer conflicts.

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Suzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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
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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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