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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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  • Just got there on last oct 17th 2016, ans it was closed a week earlier, and it will remain closed up to mid april next year, pitty!!! Outside view looks nice... 
  • Dalian was a colony of the old Japan. There are also plenty of Russia and close to Russian ones come and go. That was when it was taking place, which is Japan, Russia ... Look at the old jail and the same historical Korean history is not much different from the feeling.
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  • 这里是免费对外开放的,但是要排队分批进入。进去之前会有一些交代,诸如要按顺序参观,不能擅自离队之类的。进去之后一般也不会有自己去逛的想法,至少我没有。带队的阿姨会讲解这里都是什么,发生过什么。墙上也会挂有历史的记录,整体比较肃穆,不建议小孩子来,大一点的来缅怀一下先烈还是可以的。