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Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur

No.139 Xiangyang Street, Zhongshan District, Dalian 116013, China
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Interesting, little known Chinese history

This is the site of a Russian/Japanese prison, with plenty of explanation as to what you are... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Pat D
Dalian, China
Historic Importance

It's a sober and serious but otherwise inspiring attraction, taking you back to another era, not... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Martin A
Dalian, China
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No.139 Xiangyang Street, Zhongshan District, Dalian 116013, China

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

This is the site of a Russian/Japanese prison, with plenty of explanation as to what you are looking at. A lot of the exhibitions were of aspects of life in China few people in the west are aware of. Well worth a visit and the...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 6 May 2017

It's a sober and serious but otherwise inspiring attraction, taking you back to another era, not too distant, when Japan and Russia fought over this piece of China.

Thank Martin A
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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...

2  Thank Targas P
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.

1  Thank jkmcc2010
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...More

1  Thank Lilijp03
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...More

Thank Bata888
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...More

1  Thank Julien H
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.

Thank Stefanek
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...More

Thank mlt164
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.

1  Thank Joey M
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