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The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre

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Address: No.418 Shuiximen Road, Jianye District | west bound Metro Line 2 / Yunjinlu Station Exit 2, Nanjing 210017, China
Phone Number: 025-86612230
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Impressive Memorial site and Museum with a lot of information about history

If you are interested in history and especially war and military history, then this is a must visit site in Nanjing city. It's modern, vast, landscaped, very popular and with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in history and especially war and military history, then this is a must visit site in Nanjing city. It's modern, vast, landscaped, very popular and with underground areas with further exhibition areas. You can spend and learn many hours in this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If you are in Nanjing, you have to visit here. It tells so much about the Nanjing character as a result of the war experiences.

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Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the unthinkable. Here's to the Manhattan project. As a war historian, I toured it three times in my first week but I don't recommend it. That is a bit much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We rode the bullet train down to Nanjing from Shanghai to see this well respected museum. We were not disappointed. The museum laid out the Nanjing WWII massacre in sensitive and poignant detail. We could have asked for larger point size and lighting on their signage, but you were able to get the gist of most exhibits. We were particularly... More 

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Wuxi, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Although it is a sobering museum, visiting was probably the highlight of my Nanjing trip. As someone very interested in history it was incredible to learn so much about an event that has mostly been ignored in the western world. The museum is well put-together and even includes a mass grave. Best part? It's free! Definitely make the time to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We made a day trip from Shanghai to Nanjing specifically for this memorial, and it is worth it. Free to enter, the memorial is well laid out and maintained. The bronze sculptures outside were very touching, very roughly sculpted yet with such intense emotions displayed. Amazing, more works of the artist seen in the Nanjing Museum. Upon entry, water is... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The museum was very tragic but great as the exhibitions were very complicated and structured. Try to prepare a few umbrellas so when it rains, you do not need to get soaked and buy a raincoat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is honestly one of the best put together memorials I have visited. Right from the entrance where you are greeted by the twisted metal sculptures, to the imposing design of the building itself, the entire experience is a sombre reminder of the totality of the destruction Japan inflicted on Nanjing. I had visited many other museums and histoical sights... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Visited this morning, free admission. I assume as I am a foreigner I was asked to complete a register with which country I came from and how many people with me. The place is larger than it appears and the detail and topic covered warrants attention and time to reflect. It did take me a few hours to go through... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The museum is set up very well and shows you a detailed dsecription of the history of the massacre. It also has expansive gardens, so a great place to reflect.

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