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Plaza Cuartel

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Type: Historic Sites
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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It's part of almost every city tour because of its free admission but honestly, there isn't much to see here save for two small statues and a story where Americans died in a hole. I much prefer going to the lovely blue and white Immaculate Conception Parish which is nice to look at. It's just across Plaza Cuartel. You can... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Talking about Palawan people talk about El Nido, Honda Bay, Underground river. Beach and sea, nobody knows about history. This is a historic site. History fade with time, so do this place. As time passes on, more and more be gone, basically you see nothing here. You see the entrance, the memorial built for the soldiers, the tunnel entrance and... More

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General Santos City, General Santos, Philippines
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

it is just like a park but no attraction to see. this place is just valued because of the history that happened in the past.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

You will see nothing in this place. I don't know why this attraction is lined-up to the city tour as there is no great attractions here. Everything you'll see are man-made. Nothing special in this place. Better skip this if you're on DIY tour.

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The history of this place is just overwhelming. Just thinking of those final days of the americans murdered here makes the place kinda eerie. A monument with the names of the soldiers who died and survived has been erected on the site.

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Angeles City, Philippines
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is the site of the massacre of American POWs during WW2. They were herded into air raid shelters and burned alive by Japanese Imperial soldiers. Those who tried to escape were shot or bayoneted. The monument to remember the fallen was put up by a survivor of the massacre.

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Apia, Samoa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I love to come here and chill out. A nice little place to come and read my Kindle. It is also a sad place because to think that hundreds of Allied Forces were murdered here during World War 2.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

next door to the Church of Immaculate Conception this square has a grim history where 143 US POWs were burnt to death in 1944. It's worth going to it but it's nothing special. A good place to take a rest from the sun.

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Toronto, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Plaza Cuartel could have been just another park but it is not just a park. The old Spanish barracks near the Cathedral is a memorial to the 100+ American p.o.w.s who were burned alive in the barracks toward the end of WW2. The few who made it out managed to tell a horrifying story that got to the advancing American... More

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Manila, Philippines
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

A historical place that reminds us the bitterness of war. If travelling without a tour guide, one can easily feel the tranquility of the place and miss the true objective of the place. Please do read the plaques and there are tourist police who are knowledgeable with the place.

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