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Plaza Cuartel

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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manila
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

okay, this place is a historical site turned into a park. Might as well add more colorful plants/flowers as a form of honoring the men who died there. Its clean enough, just needs new paint and more flowers.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you're into fun, skip this. I personally liked this place as it is a sad reminder of what happened years ago during the war and the brave men who were part of the reasons Filipinos enjoy their freedom now. Wish the government would improve the site so it won't seem like a typical memorial park.

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Angeles City, Angeles, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

without its history, it just a normal small park where people who would like to stroll or sit and do muni-muni will do. the statue of the burned pow will evoke your feelings though. at present, they are replanting or doing a renovation. i just hope that they are not going to cement the whole place.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What made the place interesting is the story of the tour guide. If one goes without a guide, the place will just be pretty for picture taking. The tunnel is closed for visitors. Probably developing it may make this place better interesting. The statue is artistically excellent. I can feel what happened to the place by merely looking at it.

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Baguio, Philippines
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

funny that some trisikel drivers dont even know where this place is...well, somewhat hidden beside the cathedral. this place has a sad history,though.

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28 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Went as part of the city tour. Not much to see except the war memorial. Humid in the day alot pretty shady area.

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Pangasinan, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

This is the second stop in our City Tour. I thought Plaza Cuartel was a very beautiful place, and you could go for a stroll without having to worry about the heat and sun because the trees were very big and leafy, and they provided shade for nearly the whole park. Our tour guides told us about the tragic fate... More

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Cavite City, Philippines
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

If you're into the history of Puerto Princesa, this spot could be a nice jumping off point to start your city tour. Familiarizing yourself with the a city's history would help you immerse better with it. Although a nice little reprieve, there's nothing much else to visit here except for a nearby restored church. If you're pressed for time, you... More

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Valenzuela, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

this park is like a memorial to the tortured american soldiers. not much to do but the place is serene. there is a statue built by one of the survivor and the names of the soldier who died there.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

During the World war 2, the Japanese soldiers had tortured the slaved American Soldiers in that place...Nowadays, the Place restored for a historical site and made park... It is quiet place with many bearable trees,some bench to sit and unwind, and a memorable statue of American who had slave and deprive from freedom...

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