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

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Center of the park

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... read more

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

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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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The atomic museum, and atomic dome are connected by this lovely cenotaph. Underneath is a place for the urns of those who perished. Nearby is a tree that survived the blast.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Between the Peace Memorial Museum, the Park’s main facility, and the A-Bomb Dome is the arched dome Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims, naming those who died because of the bomb, (either because of the initial blast or exposure to radiation). Make sure to take a walk through the park as well. Small sculptures and the Peace Bell is something you’ll... More 

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Miri, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This monument together with pond of Peace and Flame of Peace are situated further behind of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The flame from Flame of Peace never stop burning.

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