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Unit 731 Museum

Address: Xinjiang Main Street, Pingfang District, Harbin 150000, China
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Ranked #17 of 141 Attractions in Harbin
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It takes about 45 minutes to get there by taxi. We paid a taxi driver to wait for us as it gave us peace of mind in getting back. The museum was interesting although but it has limited English signage. The staff were friendly and its free to get in (you just need your passport). I learnt about 731 at... More 

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krung thep
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

a far out from the city center... this musuem is best to reach by taxi if you are not adventureous to go by bus... this musuem covers the brutal experiments conducted by the japanese during their occupation period on frostbite test, germs etc on chinese people... before entering into the museum proper, you will go through an asileway of deceased... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We spent 40 minutes getting to this museum only to find that it is partially open. Most of it is in chinese and very little English. We heard that in September of 2015 it will be fully open. Was slightly informative but not enough was in english. Lots of potential but still lacking for english speakers. Not worth the taxi... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
28 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Happened to be in Harbin on business, had visited the city many times and had no idea this place even existed, it was an absolute eye opener, we are all very aware of the holocaust in Europe and are not so aware of what was happening in China during WW2. An absolute education and a must visit if you are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

In the last 4 years there have been many improvements to this site. More rooms are open and they are doing excavations out the back. There are now audio guides ( not an improvement on the personal guided toured we had last time) and videos showing the types of experiments carried out. 731 is a must for all and a... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

As a student of History I wonder how the free world would punish and condem the Axis powers of war crime and ignore what the Japanese did to the people of China. I now know that the United States Government ignored what took place in China.What was done here was used to faclitate my own governments advance in inhuman treatment... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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361 reviews 361 reviews
236 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Closed on the day we visited, the guard at the gate said it was because the people who work inside didn't turn up to work ... that's a pretty poor reason to shut the whole museum down for the day ...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

When you arrive here it immediately feels like a haunted building in the same way that concentration camps have an air of death around them. I had heard about the atrocities commited here mainly from the infamous exploitation movie 'Men Behind the Sun', and to my surprise they were playing extremely graphic clips from the film, showing various experiments. I... More 

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New Delhi, India
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I wasn't interested in visiting this place and after visiting it was at loss for words. It is a perfect example of what monsters can do and what we have all forgotten and forgiven. While standing there at the gates after I had exited this house of horrors, I couldn't stop wondering what must have gone through every one of... More 

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is one of the best example of mans inhumanity to man. It's hard to believe that anyone could treat another human this way. The museum is well laid out and and the displays aren't too graphic

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