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“Excellent slice of history, giving a very one-sided view of incidents” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of "9.18"Historical Museum

"9.18"Historical Museum
Ranked #5 of 257 things to do in Shenyang
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Owner description: This museum commemorates September 18, 1935, the day Japanese forces invaded China and subsequently occupied Shenyang and the surrounding peninsula. It displays disturbing photos depicting the carnage of war.
South Padre Island, Texas
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent slice of history, giving a very one-sided view of incidents”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

9.18 is a very large museum covering a lot of history of the Japanese occupation of Manchuria. I find it curious that the Chinese are very proud of their fierce resistance to the "aggressors", but apparently that only started AFTER the 9.18 incident. Under no circumstances could the same Chinese resistance have been involved in the explosion at the Japanese Railway bridge. Well, that is the only one viewpoint you will see here, anyway.
In any case, the museum has lots of displays, dioramas, documents, and documentaries; and, I found it fascinating, even with limited English descriptions. If your visit is brief, then just admiring the architecture and layout is worthwhile as well.

Visited October 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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Shenyang, China
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“well done”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

This was very well done. I would not suggest taking children as there are some very disturbing pictures.

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Caracas
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Historical place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2012

Part of the chinese historic moments are in this museum, some pics are awesome, some theatrical scenes, recommended 100%

Visited April 2012
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Naples, Florida
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118 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Excellent museum that tells story of invader atrocities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

Few people are aware of the atrocities committed against Chinese during the second world war. This museum tells a vivid story.

Visited January 2012
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Van Nuys, CA
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“important place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2011

I had not known that Shenyang was the first city invaded by Japan in 1931. The photos were excellent

Visited September 2011
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