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Address: Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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good trip down history lane

nice to hear war stories and stories about people's bravery. Its a quiet place to go around and see penal colony from afar. Our tour guide is very knowledgeable to tell us the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Cjat14
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

nice to hear war stories and stories about people's bravery. Its a quiet place to go around and see penal colony from afar. Our tour guide is very knowledgeable to tell us the story.

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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Peaceful place to come and see. When you read and come to know the history of this place stands for we come to honor those that were held and killed here during WWII. We come here every Sunday before church just to enjoy the peaceful setting and say thank you to those that had given their all. Glad to see... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place takes one back to war time... It made us feel lucky and blessed that we are born a generation later . The garden at Plaza Cuartel is breath taking ! I wish students are encouraged to visit this place !

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you are in Puerto Princesa, then there is no reason for you to skip this part. Where you can learn a bit about the past. Just next to the historical cathedral.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A few posters explaining the imprtance of this sight during WWII to the Japanese and the atrocities commited by the Japanese when they burned 150 American soilders alive with only 11 that survived.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Actually went here, during the night. The place is perfect for picnics or for afternoon relaxations/siestas. There are monuments built inside in commemoration of the american soldiers who died saving Palawan.

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Cavite City, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Largely unassuming despite its gruesome historical significance (it was the site of a WWII massacre), it does have plenty to offer the kind of history enthusiast who's willing to wring for any history he can get.

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Manila, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I travel mostly for the sight seeing and to know more about history of every place. With this one, I can say that this monument should be remembered be everyone and must be visited by tourists. The has old gates and average number of trees. In the middle of the park, you would see a monument in which the names... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Just a small park. But if you're going to the Cathedral, then you might as well drop by here also. It's just beside the Cathedral.

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Plaza Cuartel was really beautiful, especially with the maintained entrance gate which looks like it has been like this since the Spanish Era. The historical background of the brings chills but it amazes me how one of the survivors, Don T. Schloat, really made it a point to commemorate his comrades before his natural death.

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