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The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre

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Address: NO. 418 Shuiximen Road | west bound Metro Line 2 / Yunjinlu Station Exit 2, Nanjing 210017, China
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A must visit to understand the recent history of Nanjing.

I live and work in Nanjing and must say I put off visiting thus museum because I wasn't sure I could cope with the dreadfulness. But I also felt I needed to go to understand... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I live and work in Nanjing and must say I put off visiting thus museum because I wasn't sure I could cope with the dreadfulness. But I also felt I needed to go to understand what Nanjingers suffered in their recent history. It is a thoughtful experience there are many exhibits to walk around including open graves with victims still... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the most outstanding museums we have ever visited. The story is tragic but well told and the city of Nanjing is a tribute to a city that was desimated but whose people are strong and resiliant and have rebuilt it in just 80 years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If interested in China-Japan history and relations it's worth a visit. With a gloomy vibe, it tells the sad og horrible tale of The Rape of Nanjing by using pictures, artifacts, documents and remains.

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Utrecht
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre is a well-kept open museum dedicated to the rape of Nanjing in 1937-38. It's a sad place, with graphic visualizations of the atrocities committed by the Japanese. It is one of the few places in Nanjing where everything is translated into English. Well worth the visit, especially during one of the many rainy days.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting and worthwhile visit but was incredibly crowded on a July afternoon - maybe because it is free. It is quite far from the other attractions of the city and a large site, so allow plenty of time. The massacre is documented with contemporaneous records, objects and incredible photographs, all well displayed and with English descriptions.... More 

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Southbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is like Jurassic Park, very dark inside, but instead of seeing dinosaurs we saw images of a lot of dead people. Very sad place to visit. I tried very hard to hold back tears.

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Nanjing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Often crowded and noisy--not particularly respectful. Different venues copied from different Holocaust museums throughout the world. Little on rape, despite designation as Rape of Nanjing. Little on Minnie Vautrin and Iris Chang. Much on battles and gore. Moving statues.

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Thank PhilosophicalTalk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone in Nanjing should visit at least one time this museum to understand the history of the city. But you should absolutely avoid crowded days (festival, holidays,...) if you want to be able to see something.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Initially, I did not even wish to go this museum, as I felt these are the same everywhere in the world and I am no longer affected by the horrible events they are dedicated to. I couldn't have been more wrong. At first, I was mostly very shocked by the fact that I have never learned anything about what happened... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I have just finished reading the book "Rape of Nanking" so the visit was timely. The viewing of the massacre sites was quite chilling. The signage in the complex is poor though. The War museum has great info

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