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Plaza Cuartel

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Baguio, Philippines
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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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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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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Senior Contributor
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31 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The place is a refreshing break from the intense heat of the city. You can take pictures as well as walk around inside. They should improve the place though.

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Binan City, Philippines
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27 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a historical site, it should be developed in honor of what it represents. Right now, it's just a plain memorial that looks so uninteresting. It deserves to be improved to show respect to those murdered soldiers.

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Nothing much to see here, really. Just a garden (not very well-maintained, at that) with a little bit of morbid WW2 history. Might be interesting for history buffs but otherwise, I suggest skipping entirely, especially if not bundled together with the usual City Tour.

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Hong Kong, China
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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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