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"9.18"Historical Museum

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Address: No.46 Wanghua South Street, Dadong District, Shenyang 110003, China
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Phone Number: +86 24 8832 0918
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This museum commemorates September 18, 1935, the day Japanese forces...

This museum commemorates September 18, 1935, the day Japanese forces invaded China and subsequently occupied Shenyang and the surrounding peninsula. It displays disturbing photos depicting the carnage of war.

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A look at some difficult history

A nice museum similar in style and tone as the one in Nanjing. As a foreigner, it is always interesting and an informative to see other countries reflection on history. If you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A nice museum similar in style and tone as the one in Nanjing. As a foreigner, it is always interesting and an informative to see other countries reflection on history. If you enjoy museums, this would be a great way to spend a couple of hours.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very well-organized and educational museum on an important period of recent history. It provides a moving story of the Japanese occupation of Manchuria for both foreigners and local residents.

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The building is impressive, the setting inside as well. Too dark to my taste even for the museum of such a topic. It is meant for locals primarily, this is obvious as one can see groups of children visiting. The display would be more powerful with less items, photos, etc, but better crafted. It is a tragic page of Chinese... More 

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Newton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We did not study this in school, and one has to wonder why not. 20th century atrocities, many of which added to the animosity that exists yet today between Japan and China, despite efforts on Japan's part to make some amends. The exhibits end with references that there are still those in Japan who would bring animus and violence toward... More 

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Padang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

I was so sad to see the record how rude the war in China. How did Japanese treat Chinese in the past. I don't believe those happened upon Chinese. It's so barbaric. It's also happened in my country, Indonesia. Thanks God the war has been over. This museum is not suitable for children. The violence of the war was clear... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

This was like visiting Yad Vashem in Israel or similar museums in NYC, Toronto or other big cities. Its a well-put together museum detailing the terrible history between Japan and China when Japan occupied China for around 14 years. It details and very explicitly shows the many horrors that the Japanese army inflicted on the Chinese people over so many... More 

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Scottsdale AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Well laid out museum that was interesting. Would recommend for anyone interested in history of the area. Signs in Chinese and English.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Although there isn't a lot of signage in English, the exhibitions in the museum are so detailed that it's easy to understand the main message. We certainly left having learnt something.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I wish there was more English in this museum, the guerrilla warfare carried out by Chinese troops in occupied Manchuria sounds like a harrowing tale. There are many gruesome torture exhibitions that are repeated at museums around China. Outside the museum is a Soviet tank. The gift shops sells an English guidebook. The Shenyang WWII Prisoners Camp is not far... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Man's inhumanity to his fellow man is showcased in this wonderfully built facility, your perspective of Japan maybe changed forever. A big part of Shenyang's heart is on display here, the citizens of Shenyang all know this monument and its deep unresolved meaning. You won't find much Joy at this attraction but you will experience the sombre mood that this... More 

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