World War II Revealed in Manchuria

Asia Talk-china ManchuriaDestination Asia China has created an exceptional program that digs deep into the happenings and historic accounts of World War II in the northeast of China (Manchuria). On this tour, you will visit a number of sites linked to the Japanese occupation of this region and the Second Sino Japanese War. Starting in Beijing, guests visit each of Manchuria’s three provinces formerly occupied by the Japanese before finally returning to Beijing. During the program we visit a number of museums to help our understanding – and local attractions that reveal the beauty and splendor of this area today.

During the program we visit the Museum of the War of Chinese People’s Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (also known as the Chinese People’s Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall), housed in Wanping Fortress which dates back to the 17th century. A trip to the Unit 731 Museum in Harbin is not for the faint-hearted. Previously a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army, today some of its facilities have been opened to the public and turned into the Unit 731 War Crimes Museum. Amongst many other highlights, we also visit the Siberian Tiger Park in Harbin and the Museum of the Imperial Palace of the Manchu State.

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