Thursday, January 25, 2018

Harbin: Unit 731 Museum (cruel inhumane experiments) in Heilongjiang province of China


It is our last day at Harbin. Our flight is scheduled at night and there isn't much activities to do in Harbin downtown except shopping and food. Unfortunately, I am not keen for shopping. I prefer to spend much time visiting historical attraction sites. As we searched online, we found an interesting museum which is located about an hour drive from Harbin downtown. This museum attraction isn't popular among foreign tourists due to the location since it is only accessible by private car service, taxi/cab and public bus transportation. However, we still want to visit this museum. This museum is known as Unit 731. 

Unit 731 was a biological and chemical warfare research and development which was based at the Pingfang district of Harbin. The biological and chemical research unit used human beings for various cruel experiments. 
  • Vivisection were performed on men, women and children after infecting them with various diseases and removing their organs to study the effects or disease on the human body. 
  • Captives were tied to stakes and used as targets to test germ-releasing bombs, chemical weapons and explosive bombs
  • Conducting experiments by taking captives outside, dipping various appendages into water and allowing their limbs to freeze and many more.
I didn't know anything about the history of Unit 731 before this visit. It is an educational for me to learn and understand the history during my three hours visit. As we read and look at photos or evidences, we feel terrified and sorry for all the prisoners and victims at Unit 731.

Unit 731 (Museum) Harbin
Address: 25 Xinjiang Dajie, Harbin.
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 9am -11:30am and 1pm - 4pm (Monday closed)
Public Buses no.: 338 or 343 from the western part of the train station, at Kunlun Hotel


The front view of Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China
The front view of Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China

The full length site view of the renovated Unit 731 Museum at Harbin in Heilongjiang province of China
The full length site view of the renovated Unit 731 Museum at Harbin in Heilongjiang province of China

The historical background of the inhumane crimes by Unit 731 Japanese Imperial Army in Harbin, China
The historical background of the inhumane crimes by Unit 731 Japanese Imperial Army in Harbin, China

Replica caskte bed was used to tie the offender to the wooden bed with a belt and filled up the water all over his mouth as a punishment to the douching at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China
Replica caskte bed was used to tie the offender to the wooden bed with a belt and filled up the water all over his mouth as a punishment to the douching at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China

Field Experiment by tying the prisoners to the stakes and used them to test germ-releasing bombs, chemical weapons, and explosive bombs at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China
Field Experiment by tying the prisoners to the stakes and used them to test germ-releasing bombs, chemical weapons, and explosive bombs at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China

Freezing Experiment was conducted by taking captives outside, dipping various appendages into water, and allowing the limb to freeze at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China
Freezing Experiment was conducted by taking captives outside, dipping various appendages into water, and allowing the limb to freeze at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China

Poison Gas Experiments at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China
Poison Gas Experiments at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China

Former site of Japanese Unit 731 Headquarter is located behind the museum at Harbin in Heilongjiang province of China
Former site of Japanese Unit 731 Headquarter is located behind the museum at Harbin in Heilongjiang province of China

Bacteria Lab and Special Prison at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China
Bacteria Lab and Special Prison at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China

Bacteria Lab and Special Prison site at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China
Bacteria Lab and Special Prison site at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China

The site of boiler room at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China
The site of boiler room at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China

Former site of small animals underground breeding area and storage room for assemble and bacteria bomb are situated behind the gate of the railway tracks at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China
Former site of small animals underground breeding area and storage room for assemble and bacteria bomb are situated behind the gate of the railway tracks at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China

Rear view of the former site of boiler room with underground water recycling tank at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China
Rear view of the former site of boiler room with underground water recycling tank at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China

Former site of underground water recycling tank at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China
Former site of underground water recycling tank at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China

Former site of underground gas storage at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China
Former site of underground gas storage at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China

Former site of poison gas lab at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China
Former site of poison gas lab at Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China

Medical Equipments used for Dissection at Unit 731 Museum at Harbin in Heilongjiang province of China
Medical Equipments used for Dissection at Unit 731 Museum at Harbin in Heilongjiang province of China