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The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre

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Address: No.418 Shuiximen Road, Jianye District | west bound Metro Line 2 / Yunjinlu Station Exit 2, Nanjing 210017, China
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upsetting, but absolutely memorable

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Nanjing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's a sad place, it's a grim experience, it's very graphic. All to be expected from a massacre memorial.

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Belfort, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A modern museum to introduce one of the saddest page of The 20th century worldwide History (unfortunately not enough known outside China). As indicated in the title, this is the most poignant museum I have ever visited. Before getting there, I recommend to read the Diary of John RABE and/or to see the movie extrapolated from his Diary dated from... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going through this memorial museum was a very somber experience. The history that is documented is extremely horrific, and can be quite upsetting. In the middle of the museum there is an open pit in the floor where a mass grave was found when they were excavating for the building. This is set up as an exhibit to show the... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's no way around it, the memorial remembers a very depressing moment of history for Nanjing and for China. That said, the memorial is a must see as it is very well done. Visitors will leave with a deeper understanding of this dark period in history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must go and visit this place. you must feel it and try to imagine those people esp children, women,old man been touchier and kill by the Japanese army. Keep reading each note and see yourself those photo taken during the war between China and Japanese War I really experience it and talk to my friends about it. Must go and... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In certain aspects this place is like China's version of Auschwitz--or Pearl Harbor. I had always wanted to come here after reading Iris Chang's book about the Japanese wartime atrocities in Nanjing. I expected a small, sombre site with not very much to see. In fact this is a first-class museum in terms of China wartime relics and historical documents... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I felt this memorial was well done with a great deal of artifacts and first hand accounts of the atrocities that occurred in the city. Historical quotes from the victims, survivors, soldiers, and observers were presented alongside relics, photos, and newspaper clippings. There is also a portion dedicated to the foreigners which played a helpful role during and after the... More 

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this museum on Labor Day. While crowded, the staff made sure everyone in line right before closing was able to visit. The information presented is factual, unbiased, and well presented. You could easily spend half a day here. Had it not been so crowded and right before closing time I would have spent more time here. It was... More 

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