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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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A slice of little known history

To be quite honest, I knew nothing of the history from this time period. We visiting on a cold, grey day in December, and it was not a pleasant place -- cold and dark. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisle, Illinois

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Lisle, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be quite honest, I knew nothing of the history from this time period. We visiting on a cold, grey day in December, and it was not a pleasant place -- cold and dark. You really got the feel of how miserable it must have been for the prisoners. It was a somber experience, full of history. I am not... More 

Thank mlt164
New Caney, Texas, United States
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

If you are into history and in the Dalian area, this is worth a visit. Actually it's must. A fair warning, it can be a little sad if you take time to read all the accounts.

1 Thank Joey M
Seoul, South Korea
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I didn't mean to but got happened to visit this place on 15th, August, which was the day Japanese surrendered. It made my visit more meaningful and unforgettable. When i looked around the prison inside out, I couldn't help feeling anger and sadness. Many of my ancestors not only got a deathh penalty here, but also got literally killed at... More 

3 Thank hannlesm
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My son and I visited the prison as part of a day trip from Dalian. There is no entry fee. We had visited a similar prison in Seoul, South Korea, but the exhibits here were of a higher standard. The prison was originally built by the Russians, but was significantly expanded by the Japanese. The exhibits include items used in... More 

2 Thank Andrew M
Dalian, China
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Ended up going three different times. Went with friends at first. Then my brother saw the pictures and said he wanted to go when he visited. Same with my parents. Lots of history. My husband came along and got one of the tour guides talking so we got a lot of information out of her even though she was supposed... More 

1 Thank A P
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

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

2 Thank 4our
Dalian, China
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

1 Thank Shumira
Harbin, China
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

4 Thank Saif R
Mornington, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank marcandjo_13
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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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