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Address: No.418 Shuiximen Road, Jianye District | west bound Metro Line 2 / Yunjinlu Station Exit 2, Nanjing 210017, China
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Phone Number: +86 25 8661 2230

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Memories of the Massacre

I have to say this was a fantastic attraction, but it was also very sobering. The memorial was incredible but powerfully presented. The artifacts and photos were amazing but the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary D
Austin, Texas

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The massacre that happened in Nanjing is no doubt terrible, but the way that the government aims to deal with it through the use of this museum is also terrible. The museum is a big propaganda machine for the government. While in China, you will pay to go to beautiful natural environments and things of great historical importance, like the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say this was a fantastic attraction, but it was also very sobering. The memorial was incredible but powerfully presented. The artifacts and photos were amazing but the reality they shared was bone-chilling. A worthy tribute to the lives lost and saved during this monumentally evil attack on Nanjing, this is a story that needs to be told... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finding the entrance from the Metro is easy (you can see it after coming out from the exit) but finding the exit back to the station is difficult. There's isn't any clear sign around and you may feel disoriented after turning in circles around the outdoor exhibitions. at the exit (after the tall statue), you should walk towards your right-hand... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Similar to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., the Massacre Museum provides history of a tragic time in China. Definitely worth the visit. I recently moved to Nanjing and I did not know anything about this time in history. I had heard of the Rape of Nanking but was unaware of what actually happened. The Museum is very somber yet... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know anything about this part of history before visiting Nanjing, but once I landed I knew this was going to need to make my list. It is very easy for an English speaking visitor. It tells a lot about the history and has some pretty remarkable artifacts and presentations. This certainly isn't for the weak of heart since... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The importance place to visit, not just a part of history of China. But, the importance of future. "Frindly reminder, don't step or walk on the white stone!!!"

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great memorial. The pre event to which the holocaust that Hitler took ideas from and perfected and continued in the Holocaust. Most people are ignorant of that fact. Thanks to a Nazi German and an American who tried to save as many of the Chinese as they could. This memorial takes at least 2 hr to get... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The large exhibition has many old photos and videos from survivors. However, knowing many exhibition from the holocaust, this museum provides not sufficient information about what really happened. Some of the exhibition are replicas with mannequins.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a surprisingly low-key museum. Very tasteful. The Wikipedia article about the Nanjing Massacre is much harsher. The displays inside the Museum are mostly pictures and recreations of scenes of events from the time. There are a number of pieces of military equipment, uniforms and such. There's an interesting section about the efforts of foreign residents in NJ at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The closest place I can compare this memorial to in the US is Pearl Harbor. It details the invasion of China by the Japanese in 1938. The memorial is well laid out, particularly the excavation that is left as a display. Not for the faint of heart.

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