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“A moving tribute”

185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial
Ranked #13 of 209 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The white empty chairs for each of the 185 souls lost during the earthquake is a wonderful tribute. Its a heartbreaking reminder of the magnitude of the devastation the city and it's people suffered during those times. But I do agree with some comments here that the remembrance should be improved. There should be a much better sign, a permanent plaque what this memorial is for. Hopefully someday when the city has recovered fully from the economic aspect of this devastation. Either way, I think this is a wonderful memorial and anyone visiting the city should take the time to visit.

Thank ToniLuvsScuba
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I visited this site a couple of times but I drive past this special monument every day on my way to work so I think about the 185 people who sadly lost their lives on that devastating day in Christchurch, a peaceful place to visit

Thank RaewynE5
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

A solemn reminder of the sadness experienced by Christchurch. Also a wonderful way to remember those lost. Worth the visit - especially if you are really looking to see the impact and rebuilding of Christchurch.

Thank TravelMum84
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited the site where the twin towers stood & noted the airiness of it all but the empty white chairs had more of an emotional effect than my partner & I expected. Not sure it’s because we live in NZ & it’s close so close to home as we’ve seen the devastation on tv & papers of the earth quakes or that the remembrance is just so brutally honest. It was a must see after visiting the cardboard cathedral.

Thank Natasha G
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The idea is nice but when we found the site it was a bit of a let down to be honest. It is only a small site, well maintained but no information explaining it at all. Could be done a bit better.

Thank Tanya L
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