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Cruiser46021390302 wrote a review Oct 8
Heidelberg, Germany41 contributions15 helpful votes
We arrived here only to find that it requires an app download and appointment to see. It was completely booked for the entirety of our trip and we were unable to go inside. I've included a picture of the QR code to hopefully save someone else. Really disappointed we couldn't go.
Date of experience: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
GettingThere wrote a review Aug 2020
Shanghai, China4 contributions1 helpful vote
This memorial is easy to get to via subway. Be prepared to bring your local ID card or passport and to walk for quite a long distance. The museum will make you sad to be human and sick at all the suffering caused by the Japanese military in the 1930s. Nonetheless, the museum tries to give a positive spin to things, by featuring people who sought to save residents during the massacre, the efforts of journalists to tell the real story of the massacre to the outside world, and efforts to create peace after the war. …
Date of experience: July 2020
2 Helpful votes
Heminihema wrote a review Jul 2020
Kandy, Sri Lanka121 contributions41 helpful votes
Beautiful exhibition and memorial. Very informative and enjoyable for a history buff like myself. Highly recommend a visit.
Date of experience: August 2019
Daniel C wrote a review Jun 2020
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom142 contributions10 helpful votes
Once you enter the memorial site you'll walk down along a row of statues, they look crooked and almost as if their stone skin has melted; old people and children, adults and babies, either dead or suffering. On the bottom of the statues are some sentences written in English and Chinese, giving a taste of how people were feeling as the Japanese were attacking. You then enter a large yard with a large cross and the number 300,000 in large numbers, representing those who lost their lives in the attack. There is also a large bell, every single details of which represents something, however it's too long to describe in this review. You can see a few more statues and then you'll follow a path dotted with several large stones, each one depicting the site where hundreds of people were killed. Further on you can see some of the bones of those who died and there is a small cinema that shows the events in more detail. You'll also see a museum showing the stages of Japan's invasion before the massacre, when they took they city and those who helped save thousands of people, there is also a hall dedicated to the survivors. At the end of the site is a large white statue standing on a pedestal representing peace despite all of the terrible things that had happened.…
Date of experience: July 2019
expat84 wrote a review Mar 2020
Arizona37 contributions16 helpful votes
Excellent to see a memorial to a bad time in history. Makes us conscious of the fact that the human spirit is resilient in face of cruelty.
Date of experience: September 2019