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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