Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur

Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur, Dalian

Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur

Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
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Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
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Judy N
Nilai, Malaysia23 contributions
Very insightful place
Sep 2019
I highly recommend this place. It takes approximately 1 hour to tour this place. It tells the history of the prison, how prisoners were tortured and the wardens who served in the prison.
Written September 29, 2019
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russelldalian
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
A sad reminder of mans inhumanity
May 2018 • Family
We visited with family to see where my family’s older members relations were interned. One can old imagine the suffering they endured. Somewhere we had to visit and even though it was well laid out and very informative it maybe a while until we visit again
Written March 27, 2019
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,290 contributions
Great visit
May 2018 • Family
The museum set up was well above expectation as information was well displayed. It would’ve been nice to have some more detailed explanation about the military conflicts (there was a hall dedicated to some old bomb shells and weapons that are still preserved) as most displays were about the organization and the lifestyle of the prisoners. The displays on Ahn Jung-Geun was very thorough though with his old cell and execution site getting their unique displays. The International Soldiers of Lüshun section further highlights some other Korean patriots.
Written May 8, 2018
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Instantcalmer
Yasothon, Thailand981 contributions
Gruesome in parts
Oct 2017 • Couples
Sad what the Japanese did to Chinese and Korean soldiers and patriots. The torture room and hanging room are not for the squeamish. But it needs to be seen and not swept under the carpet.
Besides the large jail there are historical displays of the 1904-5 Russian-Japanese war, the Japanese invasion in 1931 and 1937 leading to what we call WWII.
The English on the displays is good and the museum jail is well organised and explained
Written October 5, 2017
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Pat D
Dalian, China158 contributions
Interesting, little known Chinese history
Sep 2016 • Couples
This is the site of a Russian/Japanese prison, with plenty of explanation as to what you are looking at. A lot of the exhibitions were of aspects of life in China few people in the west are aware of.
Well worth a visit and the time will be well spent.
Written June 25, 2017
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Martin A
Dalian, China2,692 contributions
Historic Importance
May 2017 • Couples
It's a sober and serious but otherwise inspiring attraction, taking you back to another era, not too distant, when Japan and Russia fought over this piece of China.
Written May 6, 2017
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Targas P
5 contributions
Close up to mid april´2017
Oct 2016 • Solo
Just got there on last oct 17th 2016, ans it was closed a week earlier, and it will remain closed up to mid april next year, pitty!!! Outside view looks nice...
Written November 12, 2016
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jkmcc2010
Minneapolis, MN12 contributions
Memorable Historic Site
Oct 2016 • Couples
We visited this place recently. It's in Lushun, about an hour cab drive from our hotel in center of Dalian. If you like history, we recommend you pay a visit here. Interesting place that you feel the weight of history and war.
Written October 17, 2016
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Lilijp03
Beijing, China247 contributions
Disturbing but Worth the Visit
Aug 2016 • Solo
I am very glad I chose to take the 1.5 hour bus from Dalian to get here, followed by a taxi. The prison is in rather good shape for a historical building in China and is comparable with other prisons in other countries of its age (1902-1945). Verbal accounts of Chinese prisoners or doctors that worked there written up in Chinese and English on the walls, made the place seem more real, if not gruesome. History is mostly focused on the Japanese operations of the museum, rather than any Russian input. Note that on entry you need to clear security: you cannot take in liquid (drinks are left outside on a shelf) and your bags put through a scanner.
Written August 22, 2016
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Bata888
Dalian48 contributions
Visiting past history
May 2016 • Friends
Good visit and worthy for an entire afternoon, specially if you are interested in history (Manchurian period in China). The serenity and air of the past prison cells reminded me of my similar visit to the concentration camp in Dachau, Germany, except this was a Japanese prison in the past.
Written June 28, 2016
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM