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Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur, Dalian

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Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur provides a grim look at the little-known conflict that was endured here, and into the lives of those incarcerated in the prison. Originally built by Russia in 1902, then extended by the Japanese, the prison was eventually capable of harboring up to 2,000 prisoners, and was equipped with 15 workshops, gallows, and wards. Throughout the prison, you'll have the opportunity to view exotic, saddening, and unusual artifacts, from torture chambers and equipment, to steam-powered cars from the 1940s. Though entry to the site is free, you can only explore through a guided tour, and you'll need to arrange this in advance. Tour guides typically don't speak good English, though you can find English explanations on signs around the prison site. With our world travel planner, Dalian attractions like Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The Museum was established on the territory of the prison, whose history begins at the turn of the 19 and 20 centuries. First Russian prison, then Japanese, and the Chinese have used the premises for other purposes. Now here's a museum where talk and on the conditions of detention in the Casemates, and about famous and lesser-known prisoners. Some exhibits are submitted to duty and those that are forced to shudder. Deserves everyone's attention.
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  • This is the site of a Russian/Japanese prison, with plenty of explanation as to what you are looking at. A lot of the exhibitions were of aspects of life in China few people in the west are aware of. ...  more »
  • I honestly see a thing specifically. During the Russo-Japanese war, the old jail. Torture tools. The only thing I see there is no other yen.
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Dalian's Zhongshan district contains the main bulk of its established accommodations, with a wealth of high-rise chain hotels, luxury local institutions, and simpler options offering a range of facilities, including rooftop pools, views of the nicer parts of the port, and onsite restaurants. Beachside hotels on the eastern and southern coasts of the peninsula offer good options if you want to focus on the more natural aspects that surround the modern city.
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