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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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A fantastically documented and poignant atmosphere

A must see... but not on a public holiday! We attempted to go on the last day of Chingming festival and promptly retreated as the queues were around the block. However, this does... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see... but not on a public holiday! We attempted to go on the last day of Chingming festival and promptly retreated as the queues were around the block. However, this does testament to what a great museum this is. The event of the Nanjing Massacre are well documented and presented in both English and Chinese. Admission is free,... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most tell-tale memorials that depicts the one-month "rape" of Nanjing under the hands of the Japanese empire. The museum is well designed and lays out the atrocities of the time. It is really one of the events leading up to world war 2 that does not see much light in other books but is as vicious as... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance fee: Free A complete documentation and story about Nanjing holocaust. There are explanations in Chinese language, English, and Japanese. Explanation in English was comprehensive. If you like history, you need to visit this place to get deeper understanding about Nanjing massacre. The exhibition hall itself is taken care well. The situation in exhibition hall was made like replica of... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a first class presentation on a terrible part of human history. Very informative, well laid out museum. Details are well documented in excruciating detail. I have previously visited Auschwitz Concentration Camps and Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial, so was somewhat emotionally prepared for what I was walking into. Another sobering reminder that we all need to love and respect... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Really well done museum; however, I recommend arriving when it opens to avoid the massive and pushy Chinese crowd.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very good presentations, narratives on the Massacre period. Examples were present to illustrates and keep a constant reminder to people to value world peace.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The massacre which occurred here is meticulously researched and presented. There is way too much to take in if you were to try and read and see everything. It's pretty clear the atrocities were significant and had/have a big impact on the Chinese people. There is a constant theme of remembrance and an appeal for peace and harmony. I also... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The museum was crowded on the Saturday afternoon of our visit. Before entering the museum we walked by a series of sculptures depicting heart-wrenching scenes. This memorial does not hold back on displaying the atrocities of the massacre, and its impact is powerful. After exiting the exhibition, visitors pass through solemn displays of victims' remains. A peaceful garden at the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Of course, there are cruel pictures and videos, but this museum shows one of the most important parts of Nanjing's history. It's absolutely worth it to visit and has a good a didactical approach. Maybe, just avoid the crowds and go there early morning. To get prepared, we watched the film "John Rabe" a few days before. It also shows... More 

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

My husband and i visited during spring festival and it was pretty crowded but worth it. You should be mentally prepared as you will see many crude images of war, death and devastation which can be a bit morbid at times. Still is a good reminder of human cruelty and a good historic lesson.

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