Martyrs Memorial

sights / Parks & gardens

Martyrs Memorial information

Location
Shànghǎi , China
Address
Longhua Rd; 龙华路
Getting there
Metro: Longcao Rd
Bus: 44 from Xújiāhuì
Prices
admission ¥1, memorial hall ¥5
Opening hours
6am-5pm, museum 9am-4pm
Something wrong?
Submit a correction

This park marks the site of an old Kuomintang prison, where 800 communists, intellectuals and political agitators were executed between 1928 and 1937. A modern underground tunnel leads to the original jailhouses and the small execution ground. Scattered throughout the manicured lawns are epic socialist-realist sculptures of workers and soldiers. During WWII this area was a Japanese internment camp and airfield, as depicted in the JG Ballard novel and Spielberg film Empire of the Sun.