As someone who has read the history of Nanjing massacre in detail, I was less emotional than other people at the mausoleum. It's because I had seen pictures way worse than what was there in the mausoleum. But nevertheless, this place is an important place to visit in Nanjing due to it's historical relevance. But if you don't know anything about the massacre, then be prepared to be shaken to your core after seeing how Chinese people fell victim to the atrocities of the Japanese army. This place is not for the weak hearted and if you cry easily, then I would suggest carrying tissues because this will disturb you like anything. The place can be easily reached via subway (line 2) but the exit of the mausoleum is really far from the subway. It's a really big place so it would take a minimum of 2- 2.5 hours to see everything and soak it all in. But a must visit place in Nanjing for sure!
Everyone who is in Nanjing should visit the memorial. I cried at first, out of sadness and anger. Then I cried for the good people who made a difference. You begin to understand this city and its tenacity. It is also interesting to hear what the locals explain to the kids.
Excellent place to go, although harrowing. We took children there and they were engaged and sad - which was appropriate. We appreciated that the focus was on peace, survivors reflections, how foreigners had assisted Chinese refugees etc. The beautiful artwork (sculptures especially) added to a reflective and poignant atmosphere. The photos of the victims engaged our children and helped us realise the personal nature of the loss of so many lives.
Worth to visit when your in nanjing. You will truly feel the agony of nanjing suffer from that war. Place gets more bigger than the last time i went 7years ago.They have separate museum for the bones. and how the Japanese pay for what they have done.good to know at least they been punished.
I've been here twice. The latest was in November 2018. There are many pictures and films on display. In this cruel massacre, 300,000 Chinese people were killed. Everything will be frustrating. You can also get chrysanthemum for free. Put them in the flower bed. If you have a chance, you must go and see it. It will not only let you know about this history, but also can shock you. I hope we can all treasure the years of peace now.