Nanjing Massacre Memorial Museum
A museum and memorial dedicated to all those who who died in the Nanjing Massacre (also known as the Rape of Nanjing) during WWII, as well as survivors who were raped or attacked by the Japanese army. Although the exact number killed will never be known, it is estimated that 300,000 people were killed in eight weeks from the takeover in December 13, 1937, equalling one death every 12 seconds. Outside the museum, there are many monuments, as well as an excavated section of the city filled with human remains.
Inside the museum are exhibits of the attrocities committed here, particularly against civilians. Exhibits are written in Chinese, English, and Japanese, so visitors will be able to understand them. The images and information can be quite graphic, but unfortunately, it is all very real.
Although this event and the greater war surrounding it have strained relations between Chinese and Japanese, the museum does not actually depict the Japanese negatively. By no means does it sugar coat any part of the massacre, but it is focused more on the event as a tragedy of humanity. It includes accounts by Chinese survivors, as well as Japanese soldiers that were there and recorded their feelings, mostly of torment and shame about what happened here. These accounts were important for the trials and to censor those who attempted to say the event did not occur.
Upon leaving, the museum gives a similar message to that found in the Atomic Bomb Museum in Hiroshima; the need for peace.
Mochou Lake Entrance
This is the entrance to Mochou Lake. The lake was turned into a park in 1952. Behind the threshold, visitors will see rockeries, pools and fountains.
Lying behind is the famous Shengqi Pavilion (Pavilion of Winning I-go). There are paintings and calligraphy works being displayed in the ancient two-story-pavilion.
Nanjing ~ An Ancient Capital
"A walk at the Xuan Wu Hu"
Nanjing is a famous ancient metropolis & the capital of Jiangsu Province.It is situated at the east of China, on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze Rivers,it is 300km away from Shanghai & 1200 km from Beijing.Nanjing is a famous ancient capital in China (the capital of 10 dynasties).It is also one of the historical and cultural cities in the world.Nanjing is also known as 'Jinling' or 'Stone City. It finally got its name as Nanjing in the Ming Dynasty.
"Majestic view from Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen"
Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum is situated in Zhongshan Mountain in the eastern suburb of Nanjing. The Mountain is also called Zijinshan Mountain(Purple Gold Mountain).
It has a circumference of over 31square kilometers and its highest peak is 448 metres above sea level. It is a well-known revolution memorial and scenic area by its magnificent mountain, dense woods, and countless historic sites such as the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum
"Houses in Nanjing"
We were told by the local tour guide that if you ever notice that the houses in Nanjing all almost in the same color as in grey.This is because the whole city is living in the memory of their past - The Nanjing Massacre.