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“Discovering (for myself) another side of Northeast China.”

Lushun (Port Arthur)
Reviewed September 23, 2012

After my second visit to Dalian, as a history buff I was a bit dissappointed by the casual destruction of so much of Dalian's unique historical mix - Han Chinese, Manchu, Russian, Japanese and Korean. Its Japanese historic landscape in particulary is being eroded. Which is a pitty as there are aspects of Asian art deco that are being destroyed to be replaced by concrete and glass towers. So I visited Lushun and found another historic side of the region's often volatile history. Lushun had: 1) The story of the Russian presence (up to 1905) at the Railway Station.
2) The macabre difficult and sensitive narrative of the Japanese occupation (1906-1945) at the Russo-Japanese prison.
3) The ancient story of Lushun and the Dalian Distruct (including the Silk Road) at the Lushun Museum.
4) Fun on a boat ride.
5) Views from Baishan (a mountain top).
A full day'd visit.

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Reviewed August 2, 2012

I personally am a big fan of museum. I find this museum very interesting. There is a section displaying torture equipment. Thematic museum like Lushun Port Arthur, Tazmania Port Arthur, Anne Frank Museum, Torture Museum and the like always succeeded in making us think about the concept of humanism. It will be better if we take the guided tour for better information. So yes, it's definitely a must for me:)

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

Lushun has a pretty station and wonderful views from the top of Baiyun Hill. You can walk to the top, get a taxi or get a chair life to the top and back down again.

The Russian-Japanese prison is also well worth a visit and is near the centre of town.
The Hengshan Temple on the outskirts of Lushun is tucked away but such an amazing site. It is the largest temple in the province. The Buddha statue is fantastic. You will need to either take a taxi or the number 23 bus from the railway station to the Heishijiao stop(about 80RMB) and then take the shuttle bus to Da Shi Dong Tun.

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