Atomic Bomb Dome
Former pavilion for Industrial Promotion that was destroyed by the atomic bomb in World War II.
Atomic Bomb Dome is now a relic of the past that is preserved to remind the world of the tragedy back then. As a World Heritage Site, the dome is now an arrangement of twisted metal with rubble-strewn surroundings, just like how it was 70 years ago. It was previously a building designed by a famed Czech architect that had a bold European style with modern flourishes. However, as the bombing took place directly above it, the dome shattered and left only the walls standing.
During the reconstruction of the city, it was left alone as it was difficult to demolish compared to other areas. But with time, the charm of the building spoke for itself and it is now a building surrounded by benches where locals like to relax or take a break. The dome is definitely a testament to the power of the atomic bomb as well as an icon of peace that has an overwhelming presence in the Memorial Park