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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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+86 24 8832 0918

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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This museum was built on the exact location of the Mukden Incident.On September 18 ,1931 , militarist Japan assassinated Old Marshal Zhang and blew up the railway bridge as... read more

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Shenyang, China
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to visit.. showing the history which the Chinese had with the Japanese, and what they did to get their freedom from them... Very interesting!

Thank luteganya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was built on the exact location of the Mukden Incident.On September 18 ,1931 , militarist Japan assassinated Old Marshal Zhang and blew up the railway bridge as pretext to invade China. The exterior of the museum is impressive .A building design with an opened book and a small entrance door . The prominent date 918 carved .On the... More 

Thank ManfreddNg
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Arrived at Shenyang City late evening on a Sunday. Next morning, our first itinerary on our must-visit list was 9.18 Historical Museum. We arrived there early and much to our horror, we discovered that the main gate was closed. There was a stern-faced security guard watching us through the grills of the closed gate as we were a big group... More 

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Fairlight, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I am not a museum frequenter, but the 9 18 museum is terrific. Whilst the actual incident to the museum is devoted was comparatively minor, it is regarded by the Chinese as the Princeps/Prince Ferdinand moment that kicked off 14 years of conflict between the Japanese and Chinese. You get the Chinese perspective laid on with a trowel and understand... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

It was very interesting to see this museum as it is part of the history behind the Japanese invasion of Manchuaria.

Thank HelmerJuulNissen
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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