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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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Never forget the history, and never forget those who died.

The atmosphere changed drastically from lively robust to solemnly quiet once you enter this place which held too many sad memories from the past. It can be quite eerie due to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere changed drastically from lively robust to solemnly quiet once you enter this place which held too many sad memories from the past. It can be quite eerie due to the silence, but everyone was comfortable with it. Spend a few hours walking around here and take in the information slowly. Those who died shall not be forgotten.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of the best sites to see in Nanjing. The crowds were crazy with field trips and other tourist. We wished it was more spread out and more English subtitles. We read the Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang before going to the city, so this is helpful in knowing the history. The outside of the museum is... More 

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment I stepped on the grounds of this Memorial I was filled with emotion. The series of sculpture that lead you to the entrance are unforgettable. They capture the very essence of pain, sadness, terror, separation of loved ones, and most of all despair. Inside the Memorial there were displays of the torture instruments, photos that document one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A humbling experience I had read quite a few things before the visit (strongly recommend Iris Changs "The rape of Nanking" if you can handle this pretty gruesome subject Well presented first half but I did find some parts a bit too "nationalistic" for my taste 300000 lives perished during a few weeks should work as a stark reminder of... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 

Thank Nate080411
Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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