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Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

Old Lawton Ave., Taguig City, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Taguig City
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Owner description: This monument includes the graves of thousands of Americans who died fighting in the Philippines in World War II.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Beautiful grounds. Could have spent more time here, but we had a taxi waiting. The mosaics of the battles are well done. We encourage people to go. We need to remember the sacrifices of the 50,000 plus soldiers who are recorded here.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Although I am not Philippine nor American, I can appreciate the cemetery and memorial as a beautiful area which is very well kept and is sombering at the same time. The whole complex, with the vast names, is truly respectful in the way that it has been done and is just a zen-like place to see. I am glad this... More

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Sanaa, Yemen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

For Americans and Filipinos, this cemetery should be a good attraction. Being neither, I really did not know why this was included in my city tour. To me, the place just seemed like a big open, clean, organized park. I am not much of a memorial person.

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Manila
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very well kept place, what can you expect if it is under the USA supervision and authority. I like to go to this place because the names of both my grandfathers who served in the USA Military in WWII have their names in the walls. I never had an opportunity to meet them or be with them so when I... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Yes the it looks beautiful, but beyond that it gives a sense of peace... Ironically! For someone that has no WWII history, is overwhelming to go and see "the price of the war". I don't know what else to say, but I think is a must if you are in Manila. Go, check it and wish peace to the souls... More

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Richmond, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you are American or Filipino, you will be touched. I got emotional especially when I saw my family name on 3 of the unrecovered remains memorial

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

One of the historical cemetery in asia. Fresh air.and you can take your kids there.and take a souvenir pictures.

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Ransomville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It sits atop of a hill where there is a 240 degree view of the surrounding Manila area. There is a "U" shaped walk thru buildings with a large number of murals describing the part America played in helping the Philipines during WWII . In the middle is a very beautiful walk-in memorial for the park. Everything is neatly kept... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Quite an amazing spectacle which reminds us again of the futility and cost of war. To see the headstones of so many, combined with the names of those etched in the walls whose bodies have yet to be found, it's a solemn site, yet it combines it with a beauty, maybe to give us hope.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had the fortune of visiting and receiving a private tour of this cemetery just a couple of weeks ago, and the experience was TRULY moving! Admittedly, my knowledge of the war in the Pacific is quite limited; however, the memorial does a FANTASTIC job of educating the visitor on the TREMENDOUS sacrifice made by MILLIONS in the defense of... More

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