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“300,000 Victims Will Not Be Forgotten by Captain Rick”

The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre
Ranked #1 of 405 things to do in Nanjing
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“300,000 Victims Will Not Be Forgotten by Captain Rick”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

To really soak in the curation quality and emotional reflection of The Nanjing Massacre Memorial, you would need a full day, 3 hours is a good taste, there is much to read and understand about an attrocious time in history within the walls and corridors of this majestically laid out Museum.It is simply a must see if you are traveling to Nanjing and I would book it if you have not considered it yet. It's a place where you get back perspective, and become even more "thankful for what you have", and that's a great feeling.
This is world class curation at it's finest, the interior lighting on exhibits was hauntingly good.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Huge place, a good whole morning or afternoon attraction, free entrance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is one of those places in the map that you have to stop for, it's not depressing actually, it's just a piece of history, they design the place so you can do a loop and you get to see everything, if you do the loop you can actually enjoy the structure of the attraction, one of the last exhibits is about forgiving the Japanese and paving the road to peace, so in all it's not too partial towards hating the Japanese. It's more about the atrocity of human nature. They have I think at least 10 pavilions where they have different offerings or house different historic documents, pictures or media. The modern architecture from the outside is very solemn and peaceful. If you exit through entrance 2, you can go directly to the silk embroidery museum, which is free as well.

Visited November 2012
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Turin, Italy
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261 reviews
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“Solemn atmosphere, worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

It was easy to reach and to find. The entrance is for free. The atmosphere was really solemn and the visit doesn't take too much time. Unfortunately the majority of the info are given in chinese, but it was definitely worth a visit. It was based on the retrievals of some time ago, and in fact the musuem is modern and well structured.

Visited November 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Not to forget !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

It is a large place, with many pictures and films. The facts are historically known, the murder of 300 Thousand people during japanese occupation in 1937. You can see the pavillions with open mass graves.

Visited November 2012
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Shanghai, China
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“Sombre but great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Very detailed exhibits, especially the pictures. The building on the outside has some of the statues leading up to it. It is a bit overwhelming looking at what the Japanese did. Would highly recommend it

Visited November 2012
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