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Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur

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Address: No.139 Xiangyang Street, Zhongshan District, Dalian 116013, China
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Memorable Historic Site

We visited this place recently. It's in Lushun, about an hour cab drive from our hotel in center of Dalian. If you like history, we recommend you pay a visit here. Interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
jkmcc2010
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got there on last oct 17th 2016, ans it was closed a week earlier, and it will remain closed up to mid april next year, pitty!!! Outside view looks nice...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited this place recently. It's in Lushun, about an hour cab drive from our hotel in center of Dalian. If you like history, we recommend you pay a visit here. Interesting place that you feel the weight of history and war.

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Changsha, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I am very glad I chose to take the 1.5 hour bus from Dalian to get here, followed by a taxi. The prison is in rather good shape for a historical building in China and is comparable with other prisons in other countries of its age (1902-1945). Verbal accounts of Chinese prisoners or doctors that worked there written up in... More 

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Dalian
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Good visit and worthy for an entire afternoon, specially if you are interested in history (Manchurian period in China). The serenity and air of the past prison cells reminded me of my similar visit to the concentration camp in Dachau, Germany, except this was a Japanese prison in the past.

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France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I was pretty exiting with the visit and I finished a little disappointed for 2 main reasons. First of all it is a guided tour, you can't walk by yourself inside the place, you have to follow the guide and the big problem was she was almost running (she didn't speak English but you can read some instructions and explanations... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Well maintained, informative although somber place. Like many similar sites, not for kids or faint of heart. Go there on a sunny day to lesser the impact of tragedies, which these walls witnessed.

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Lisle, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

To be quite honest, I knew nothing of the history from this time period. We visiting on a cold, grey day in December, and it was not a pleasant place -- cold and dark. You really got the feel of how miserable it must have been for the prisoners. It was a somber experience, full of history. I am not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

If you are into history and in the Dalian area, this is worth a visit. Actually it's must. A fair warning, it can be a little sad if you take time to read all the accounts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

I didn't mean to but got happened to visit this place on 15th, August, which was the day Japanese surrendered. It made my visit more meaningful and unforgettable. When i looked around the prison inside out, I couldn't help feeling anger and sadness. Many of my ancestors not only got a deathh penalty here, but also got literally killed at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

My son and I visited the prison as part of a day trip from Dalian. There is no entry fee. We had visited a similar prison in Seoul, South Korea, but the exhibits here were of a higher standard. The prison was originally built by the Russians, but was significantly expanded by the Japanese. The exhibits include items used in... More 

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