World Anti-fascist War Hailar Memorial Park

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If you are going to visit Hailar on your Northeast Inner Mongolia Tour, you are highly recommended to visit the World Anti-fascist War Hailar Memorial Park, a war theme park set on the former Hailar Fortress built by the Japanese Forces of Aggression during the Second World War. The Hailar Fortress was one of the 17 fortresses ever built by the Japanese invaders in the Northeast China from 1931 to 1945.

The Hailar Fortress was constructed as a springboard aimted at attacking the former Soviet Union and eventually fought hand in hand with the Germany fascist army to control the whole world. Tens of thousand Chinese labourers were taken from the hinterland and forced to build the fortress. All the laborers were killed after the completion of the fortress on the pretext of keeping the military secret.

The Hailar Fortress is perched on the open area 3km in the north of Hailar District of Hulunbuir City. The fortress is surrounded by the Aobao Mountain and the Beishan Mountain on its three sides. The fortress is composed of two connected parts – the ground part and underground part. The underground works was about 12 – 17 meters below the ground works. The Hailar Fortress takes an area of 22 square kilometers with 5 major posions and 4 auxiliary positions.

On August 8, 1945, The former Soviet Union declared the war againt Japan. With the support of Northeast Anti-Japanese United Army and the Mongolian People’s Army, the 1.58 million Soviet Red Army made fatal attacks on the Japanese soldiers stationed in the Northeast China. On August 18, all the 3000 Japanese soldiers walked out of the positions in the Hailar Fortress and surrounded.

Most of the facilities and the fortress have been well preserved with their original appearance to a remarkable degree. The World Anti-fascist War Hailar Memorial Park is the largest war theme park of such kind in China. By making use of the original fortress, the park planner has incorporated many relevant war documents, pictures and objects to vividly depict the Japanese military aggression and Chinese bravery in fighting against the Japnese invation.

The entrance to the park is flanked by two crumbling gun turrets ( the ticketing office) on the left side and a base on the right engraved in Chinese, Russian and Mongolian with the name of the park and a real formerly Soviet T35 tank on it.
The entrance to the park

The entrance to the park

A close look at the former Soviet T54/55 Tank ( Just a replica !!)
A close look at the former Soviet T35 Tank

A close look at the former Soviet T35 Tank

In the middle of the square stands a 18-meter high statue of three soldiers from China, Russia and Mongolia were celebrating the victory by holding high two rifles and one sword.
In the middle of the square stands a 18-meter high statue of three soldiers from China, Russia and Mongolia

In the middle of the square stands a 18-meter high statue of three soldiers from China, Russia and Mongolia

On the right side the square, you will see several ack-ack guns.
On the right side the square, you will see several ack-ack guns.

On the right side the square, you will see several ack-ack guns.

Mig 15 fighter
Mig 15 fighter

Mig 15 fighter

Reproduction of Hailar Fortress on the Battlefield
Reproduction of Hailar Fortress on the Battlefield

Reproduction of Hailar Fortress on the Battlefield

Get close to a tank
Get close to a tank

Get close to a tank

The Japanese Army Uniform
The Japnese Army Uniform

The Japnese Army Uniform

The Japnese army’s helmet and briefcase
The Japnese army's helmet and briefcase

The Japnese army’s helmet and briefcase

The Soviet Army’s Helmet and PPSh41 rifles
The Soviet Army's Helmet and PPSh41 rifles

The Soviet Army’s Helmet and PPSh41 rifles

The weapons used by Northeast China Anti-Japanese United Army. The underground works is 12 -17 meters deep
The underground works is 12 -17 meters deep

The underground works is 12 -17 meters deep

The tunnels are well preserved
The tunnels are well preserved

The tunnels are well preserved

The underground military command
The underground military command

The underground military command

The underground barracks
The underground barracks

The underground barracks

Any questions, just drop a line.

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One Response to “World Anti-fascist War Hailar Memorial Park”

  1. Vasily Banschikov says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am planning to visit North Central China near previously named village Dragortsenca (estimated to be around 170 km North West from Hailar. There were other Russian named villages like Verhkuli (om Gun River), Popiray, Shutja (approximate spelling).
    What would be the best way to get to these areas from Hailar.
    Thanking you in anticipation.

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