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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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An important lesson

Of course The Nanjing Massacre Memorial is a compulsory visit for anyone in Nanjing. The memorial is well arranged and tells the story of the massacre in depth. A sombre place as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course The Nanjing Massacre Memorial is a compulsory visit for anyone in Nanjing. The memorial is well arranged and tells the story of the massacre in depth. A sombre place as is to be expected. The additional museum about the wider fight against Japan and Nazi Germany was also well set-up.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After coming out from exit 2, you will have to cross a small street and line up for baggage scanning before entering to the museum. At this point, it is a good idea to go there on weekdays due to less traffic. If you visit the place on weekend, you will have to wait in line longer, which could possibly... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here over the May 1st holiday weekend. Unfortunately it was extremely crowded due to the holiday and free entrance, so I did not get to take the time to really take in everything. So be warned about trips there during holidays. As for the museum itself, it is one of the best I have been to in China.... More 

Thank Cameron C
Ningbo, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum with shocking accounts of the Nanjing massacre. Not for the faint hearted. As with all Chinese attractions, you must be prepared for crowds that will test your patience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seems to me that many in the West don't know what went on in China prior to the start of WW2. Set in a sombre, underground building, surrounded by a respectfully grassed graveyard you get to see & read about events that occurred in Nanjing. The photographs are vivid & reading the horrifying testimonies sends a shudder down your... More 

Thank janis19502016
Taizhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there on a Tuesday in April, and it was fairly crowded because it looked like there were a few field trips going on. I was happy to find that there was a place to store your bags and to rent an audio tour. The museum progresses in one direction so that everyone is going the same way. The... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Nanjing for the first time and this was the only place I really wanted to visit here. The memorial is done up very nicely with many photos and testimonials of the atrocities carried out so many years ago. It is a really good place for locals and tourists alike to visit to comprehend the horrors of war, similar to... More 

Thank Daydreamerz
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a new exhibition of this historical event It is quite confronting but is very well presented I can recommend going there as well as Nanjing itself . Nanjing has much to offer the tourist and I found it very interesting It is an easy bullet train trip from Shanghai

Thank tricia8818
Nanjing, China
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

A rather tough memorial place. Very well setup. Try to go on a weekday as it was too many people when i was there.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a powerful memorial that commemorates a dark moment in Chinese history - the infamous Rape of Nanking atrocity committed by the Japanese in World War 2. Words can't really do the horrors justice, but this exhibit stands as a reminder.

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