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Lǚshùn Prison

Lǚshùn's best sight is a cluster of restored red-brick buildings that functioned as a prison from 1902 to 1945. It may have changed hands from the Russians to the Japanese, but its purpose remained unchanged: more t…
Museum in Lǚshùn

Lǚshùn Museum

The history of Liáoníng province is covered in this stylish old museum in two early 20th-century buildings. Among the thousands of artefacts on display are ancient bronzes, coins and paintings, as well as several mu…
Memorial in Lǚshùn

Hill 203

During the Russo-Japanese War, troops fought like wildcats for control of this strategic hill (when you get up the steep path to the top you’ll see why). More than 5000 Russian and 10,000 Japanese soldiers lost thei…
Cemetery in Lǚshùn

Soviet Martyrs Cemetery

The largest cemetery in China for foreign-born nationals honours Soviet soldiers who died in the liberation of northeast China at the end of WWII, as well as pilots killed during the Korean War. Designed by Soviet a…
Historic Site in Lǚshùn

Báiwáng Shān

Head to the top of this hill opposite the bus station for panoramic views out to the bay and across the ever-expanding city. The phallic-shaped monument is Báiwáng Shān Tǎ (白王山塔), a pagoda erected by the Japanese in…
Historic Building in Lǚshùn

Lǚshùn Railway Station

Built in 1903 during Russia’s brief control of the area, this handsome station was rebuilt in 2005 following the original design. It’s worth a visit en route to other sights.Bus 18 (¥1) passes here from outside the …