"Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park" Nagasaki Things to Do Tip by KevinMichael

Nagasaki Things to Do: 103 reviews and 271 photos

  Entrance to the Park Hypocenter
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  • Entrance to the Park Hypocenter - Nagasaki
      Entrance to the Park Hypocenter
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  • Nagasaki Hypocenter Park - Nagasaki
      Nagasaki Hypocenter Park
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  • The bomb detonated at 11:02 AM 8/9/1945 - Nagasaki
      The bomb detonated at 11:02 AM 8/9/1945
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  • The monolith-500 meters below the a-bomb explosion - Nagasaki
      The monolith-500 meters below the a-bomb explosion
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  • A sign marking directions to other sites - Nagasaki
      A sign marking directions to other sites
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The first image shows the contrast between how low has rebounded and how utterly obliterated it was at 11:02 AM on August 9, 1945 by the dropping of an atomic bomb on Nagasaki (to force an end to WWII). The black stone monolith marks where the bomb exploded 500 meters above it.

The resulting explosion vaporized life, crushed, burned and incinerated everything in sight.
1/3rd of Nagasaki was destroyed and an estimated 150,000 were killed or injured. With many more to die later from the lingering effects of radiation.

It is and likely will remain a place of sorrow and reflection.

Directions: A sign in the last photo marks the proximity of other sites not far from the hypocenter.

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  • Written Oct 22, 2011
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