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Address: 1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture

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A central piece of the park, something worth taking a look at. Looks good when you are able to see the A Bomb Dome in it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Kitchener/Waterloo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

A central piece of the park, something worth taking a look at. Looks good when you are able to see the A Bomb Dome in it.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Like all the monuments of the Peace Park, also The Centaph makes you sad. It's another point on the route around the center of Hiroshima, where you don't want to talk anymore. You'd rather contemplate the tragedy and think about what the world we're living in... Pease visit - it's in the front of the museum.

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

In the center of the park, the shape of the cenotaph allows you to take some beautiful pictures with the dome in the background as a memory. It contains the names of the known victims of the bombing and a flame that will only be extinguished when the last nuclear weapon on earth has been eliminated. The inscription is both... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Right outside of the museum, you'll find the structure next to the eternal flame which will be extinguished only after the last nuclear weapon had been removed from earth. Purposely integrated into the park so that you will see the dome encaptured by the arch when looking from the south. The enscription serves well to keep an unbiased message -... More 

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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Cenotaph is the central monument of the Peace Park. It holds the names of all the known victims of the Hiroshima bombing. There isn't a whole lot to see or do here but if you are visiting the Peace Park you definitely need to stop and pay your respects to all those who perished August 6, 1945 as well... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Located at the center of the park, it is very visible. Head up to the museum first, and go down to view the cenotaph, you'll get a better understanding of it.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is the center monument beside the eternal flame containing all known victims names. Very strong words ''Rest in Peace, we will never repeat the error'' is inscripted.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Serene and beautiful, this monument captures the pain and hopes of the people who suffered and died. Love the shape of the monument.

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Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

See it at night as well as in the day! The way everything lines up is lovely and the message is as simple as the design- always remember.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is not like Whitehall, its lines are softer and rounded, yet its message is the same, "never forget." Hiroshima,s memorial is to the dead of the 1st Atomic Bomb ever used in anger. Its at the fore front of a line of memorials leading to the Dome over which the Bomb exploded on August 6th 1945 there are fountains... More 

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