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Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur

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Address: No.139 Xiangyang Street, Zhongshan District, Dalian 116013, China
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Important historical site, worth seeing by all

Well maintained, informative although somber place. Like many similar sites, not for kids or faint of heart. Go there on a sunny day to lesser the impact of tragedies, which these... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Dalian
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I was pretty exiting with the visit and I finished a little disappointed for 2 main reasons. First of all it is a guided tour, you can't walk by yourself inside the place, you have to follow the guide and the big problem was she was almost running (she didn't speak English but you can read some instructions and explanations... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Well maintained, informative although somber place. Like many similar sites, not for kids or faint of heart. Go there on a sunny day to lesser the impact of tragedies, which these walls witnessed.

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Lisle, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

To be quite honest, I knew nothing of the history from this time period. We visiting on a cold, grey day in December, and it was not a pleasant place -- cold and dark. You really got the feel of how miserable it must have been for the prisoners. It was a somber experience, full of history. I am not... More 

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New Caney, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

If you are into history and in the Dalian area, this is worth a visit. Actually it's must. A fair warning, it can be a little sad if you take time to read all the accounts.

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I didn't mean to but got happened to visit this place on 15th, August, which was the day Japanese surrendered. It made my visit more meaningful and unforgettable. When i looked around the prison inside out, I couldn't help feeling anger and sadness. Many of my ancestors not only got a deathh penalty here, but also got literally killed at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My son and I visited the prison as part of a day trip from Dalian. There is no entry fee. We had visited a similar prison in Seoul, South Korea, but the exhibits here were of a higher standard. The prison was originally built by the Russians, but was significantly expanded by the Japanese. The exhibits include items used in... More 

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Dalian, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Ended up going three different times. Went with friends at first. Then my brother saw the pictures and said he wanted to go when he visited. Same with my parents. Lots of history. My husband came along and got one of the tour guides talking so we got a lot of information out of her even though she was supposed... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I realize japan's wrong. I anger japan's react. I hate japan's history condolences Ahn..

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Dalian, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

An interesting place for a walk around. Good historical explanations of old battle sites and military equipment. This place wouldn't be high on my list of places to visit in Dalian. It's about an hour and a half in a bus away from Dalian's city center. It's worth a visit if you have some time on your hands and enjoy... More 

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