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Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur

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Address: No.139 Xiangyang Street, Zhongshan District, Dalian 116013, China
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There's no future to the people who forget their own history.

I realize japan's wrong. I anger japan's react. I hate japan's history condolences Ahn..

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I realize japan's wrong. I anger japan's react. I hate japan's history condolences Ahn..

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Dalian, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

An interesting place for a walk around. Good historical explanations of old battle sites and military equipment. This place wouldn't be high on my list of places to visit in Dalian. It's about an hour and a half in a bus away from Dalian's city center. It's worth a visit if you have some time on your hands and enjoy... More 

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Harbin, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I won't say I enjoyed the visit in the true sense of the word. The prison visit was a moving experience. The cells were tiny for the number of people who were stuffed in them, very inhuman conditions. The equipment of torture shed some light on the brutality and cruelty of the oppressing Imperial Japanese forces. Some of testimonies in... More 

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Mornington, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

On visiting this museum and seeing all the inhuman things that people are capable of doing to each other, you will be shaken imagining all the horror and suffering that went on in each room. Especially sobering is the torture and hanging rooms. The saying goes that those who fail to learn from the past are destined to repeat it.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

If you are a history lover, this is one of the place to go. LVShun Prison Site post is the same as this. The entree fee is free. No charges. During winter, the route is shorter compare to summer as the guide was saying other sessions of the prison is very cold. The guide took you a walkthrough of the... More 

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Munich, Germany
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

If you like history, you will not skip this visit. The memories of war are never a nice experience but you can learn so much from this visit, from the history of this town and from how it became the city it is today, flamboyant and ready for the future that a little moral pain will not hurt you. Definitely... More 

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Dalian, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

If you are Chinese you should find this interesting . Unlike the west historic sites are made very interesting to visit not so in Chine. Even so of the most popular attractions are not well maintained and may even seem a little hoki, that's just China.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Used from 1890's to 1945 so reminiscent of Nazi-type prisons. Russian part looks very Russian, Japanese added newer sections. If you like history, this is good to see. We did not think we would be interested in something depressing, yet this turned out to be an OK sightseeing trip

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

If you are interested in the local history, the prison is well worth a visit. It is not very expensive to get there from Dalian in a taxi about £15 and there are English translations around the prison.

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