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WII Weapon Bunker Museum Chongqing  
15 Jun2018
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The 51 bunkers produced most weapons from China in WII will be opened as the WII Weapons & Bunkers Museum, a national heritage site, on June 15th 2018, under the EGongYan Bridge in XieJiaWan.

Called the home and heart of Chinese weapons and industry, mostly by the river banks, hidden under the cliff and rocks, over 106 bunkers in these weapon factories manufactured varieties of weapons for the WII, survived the heavy bombings during WII, the cultural revolution, the gentrification and have become a major tourist attraction in Chongqing.

These weapon factories can be traced back to Hanyang military factory of Wuhan in 1892. It is the largest and most advanced military industrial enterprise in the late Qing Dynasty.

In 1938, after the WII broke in China, it was moved to Chongqing. In total, more than 106 bunkers were built to manufacture weapons for Chinese army during the war. It is the largest weapon factory in China during WII.

Those weapon factories were moved out in 2009, and 51 of the original bunkers  survived and were protected to build the museum to the public.

Chongqing  has also opened the largest bunker in the world as a museum, 816 Nuclear Weapon Museum,  in Fuling. 

As the city of the best defense conditions, it has a rich history as the only survival city during invasions. Diaoyu Fortress or Diaoyucheng in Chongqing is a candidate for UN world cultural heritage site. It resisted the Mongol armies for 36 years in the latter half of the Song Dynasty. The death of Mogol leader Möngke Khan in the city forced the immediate withdrawal of Mongol troops from Syria and East Asia and prevented the Mongolian Empire from expanding towards Africa. 
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