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Chinese Memorial site 'Busseboom'

On the “Busseboom” site you will discover two monuments that commemorate the efforts of the Chinese workers during the First World War. They are the first and worldwide only monuments to pay tribute to this specific group of WW1 workers. One monument is a creation by Yan Shufen, commissioned by the Embassy of China in Brussels. The other monument was designed by Stefan Schöning, commissioned by the City of Poperinge, a construction that protects the statue of the Chinese boy by Jo Bocklandt. The two monuments are connected by a walking path. Thirteen trees refer to thirteen Chinese workers who were killed in a bombing of their camp on November 15, 1917. The site features information boards with historical photographs and maps. The visitor learn more about the Chinese WW1 story.

Address

  • Chinese herdenkingssite 'Busseboom'
  • Sint-Jansstraat
  • 8970 Poperinge
  • Belgium
  • +32 57 34 66 76
  • toerisme@poperinge.be

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Poperinge

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Price Free

Address

  • Chinese herdenkingssite 'Busseboom'
  • Sint-Jansstraat
  • 8970 Poperinge
  • Belgium
  • +32 57 34 66 76
  • toerisme@poperinge.be