Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall

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There are surprisingly few reminders of the Japanese invasion of Nanjing around the city. In fact, this museum is about the only place where the Rape of Nanjing is recounted in detail. It’s a terrible story and one that has been gaining increased attention in recent years. The Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall museum is built over a mass grave of Chinese victims, and recounts the details of the massacre through the use of artifacts and photographs. A disturbing but worthwhile experience.

Admission: ¥10. Open: 9-17.

Address: 418 Shuiximen Dajie. Tel: +86 (025) 8661 2230.

Directions: The Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall is located west of the city walls and not really close to anything else. It’s easiest to get here by subway. Take Line 2 and get out at Yujinlu Station. That will put you right on Shuiximen Dajie.

Show the taxi driver: 请带我去南京大屠杀纪念馆, 谢谢。 地址: 水西门大街418号. (Please take me to the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall. Thank you.)