The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) is considered as the symbol of peace, power and hope in Hiroshima. It is the only structure that remained standing after the atomic bombing happened in Japan in August 6, 1945.
The ruins has been preserved by the state after the bombing and was named as the "Genbaku Dome" or the "Atomic Bomb Dome".
The Atomic Bomb Dome was designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site in December 1996 and since then, it has become the monument that reminds the people in Japan of the tragedy of the atomic bombing.
According to UNESCO Official Website, one of the criteria why this dome wass chosen as a heritage site because of its powerful symbol of achievement of world peace for more than half a century from the most destructive force created by humankind.
A beautiful spacious place surrounded by a greenery nature and a river.
Atomic Bomb Dome is the main attraction of the Peace Memorial Park. It is open to the public everyday, stroll around and feel the peace that is portrayed by the building.
Visitors can also enjoy the beauty of nature, this preserved building is just above the Motoyasu River where visitors can also hang and walk around.
Aside from the building itself, visitors can also visit the nearby attraction such as the Peace Memorial Park, where visitors can walk around; the Peace Memorial Museum that exhibits the history of Hiroshima and about the atomic bomb; and the Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims.
Every anniversary of the atomic bomb attack, a ceremony is held in the park with a moment os silence that was observed at 8:15AM, the moment of detonation.
From Hiroshima Station, take tram line 2 or 6 to Genbaku-Domu Mae and from there, the dome can be reached by a 5 minute walk.
The Atomic Bomb Dome is open to the public everyday.
It has no admission fee.
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