Xi'an Incident Memorial Hall

Xi'an Incident Memorial Hall

Xi'an Incident Memorial Hall

Xi'an Incident Memorial Hall
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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CelineBrussels
Germany581 contributions
Very interesting if you are interested in modern Chinese history
Oct 2019
It is the former residence of Cheung who changed the course of modern Chinese history. It is very interesting and with many photographs and documents. I highly recommend it for people who are interested in modern Chinese history. One can easily spend one or two hours there.
Written November 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Triplyzer I
500 contributions
Interesting one
Jan 2018 • Friends
Xi'an Incident Memorial Hall - a definiete one time visit for all the history buffs out there. Easily fills your couple of hours.
Written February 26, 2018
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PeaceGo
Singapore, Singapore252 contributions
Worthy as much as - if not more- the terracotta
May 2017 • Family
You may (have) come to Xi'An for the terracotta warriors - but this, historically, is absolutely (more) worthy if History means to you - witness a critical piece of chinese XXe century history - the Xi'An incident. Count an hour or so to visit the memorial built on the former residence of army members. Written explanations on the many photos and documents are in chinese but useful english audio guide to be rent for 20rmb apiece and a deposit. Free entrance.
Written May 2, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Charmaine C
Sydney, Australia279 contributions
Sad Xi'an Memories
Sep 2016
Very sad place, I would not go again and I would not recommend people to go out of their way to see this if they are emotion over war and death
Written February 18, 2017
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MarkLiu999
Shanghai, China7 contributions
The Turning Point of Modern China History
Aug 2016 • Family
As a descendant of the General that captured Chiang Kai Shek, it was an unreal moment to visit the museum and find our grandfather's picture on the walls. Our grandfather, General Bai Feng Xiang, was later killed during the Sino-Japan war so his descendants never really knew him.

The story was never truly investigated thoroughly of his involvement with the Xi'an Incident and more importantly his subsequent involvement with the Sino-Japan war. He was a patriot and he did what was for the greater good of China but many years after the Incident both the KMT and the Communist parties weren't sure which side he was on.

Since General Bai Feng Xiang was, in essence, a KMT, but his actions at the Incident marked him a traitor. The Communists weren't exactly sure of his loyalty either.

Fast forward to this year 2016........70 years anniversary of this Incident on Dec 12th. Finally the story has been investigated and the truth be told. He will be honored as a "Chinese National Hero" with the proper military honors and medals bestowed to him that commensurate with a National Hero.

It's a great story (I am bias here) and a proud moment for our family. What make us proud is not of the honors and medals but for what he stood for against all odds and the possibility of misunderstanding, persecution, court martial and exile (and possible execution). He stood for China, regardless of party, and to unite the country during civil war to march against the Japanese invasion. He gave his life for what he believed was for the greater good of China.

Soon documentaries will flood the media with this often misunderstood story and the history books will have to be rewritten, both in China and Japan, regarding this patriotic man who sold all his own assets to raise a 20,000 man army to confront the Japanese invasion.
Written November 15, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fei Y
Randpark Ridge, South Africa82 contributions
good place to visit
May 2015
a must-go place to learn Xi'an and China history. there are some original things very well preserve inside. a recommended place to visit.
Written December 20, 2015
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SlowWalkerY
Sydney, Australia25 contributions
A Place Should Show More Clearly the Greatest Turning Moment of the Modern Chinese History
Oct 2015 • Couples
General Chang Kai-shek, who was the recognized ruler of China by the world leaders at the dawn of World War II, was literally captured by two of his own betraying generals for the benefit of the Communists on December 12, 1936 while he was on an inspection tour to Xian. To get himself freed, Chang had to use the influence of his foreign counterparts and of his beautiful wife, and more importantly he is believed to have given in too much to the Communists which started gaining popularity and power under a new leader later known as Chairman Mao. General Chang ended up having to escape to Taiwan with the national flag some twelve years later.

The Museum was free but unfortunately there was virtually no English information or explanation at all. Xian is generally associated with the Terracotta Warriors and Chin Emperor, but without the so-called Xian incident, China might have become known to us totally a different nation! We found the place fascinating, but there may be some political reason why this place is being kept in low key.. Even the local Chinese guides seemed to be more or less ignorant of this important historical incident.
Written November 14, 2015
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Dustin D
Qingdao, China45 contributions
Skip the terracotta warriors and see some recent history.
Oct 2015 • Couples
This outdoor exhibit was interesting for anyone interested in Chinese history. It is the place where mutinous Nationalist soldiers captured Chiang Kai Shek resulting in the communists living to take over and turn China into a tyrranical government ten years later. Can see the original bullet hole, and climb the rocks to Chiang Kai Sheks hiding place. This is worth seeing more than the terracotta warriors.
Written October 9, 2015
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