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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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The park provides a brief history of the Japanese and American war in Palawan. It takes you back to memory lane, there are stories of what transpired in the past. I am fond of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Wreckxki
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Quezon City, Philippines
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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The place is included in the history of palawan from the WW2. It was supposed to be preserved but years gone by, now its totally different, a garden :)) ...

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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The park provides a brief history of the Japanese and American war in Palawan. It takes you back to memory lane, there are stories of what transpired in the past. I am fond of attractions with history so I was engrossed in reading all the information about the war in the park. There are trees in the park which probably... More 

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Lucena City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Awesome place for history lovers. This Plaza Cuartel tells some part of the history of Palawan. A great place to take a break from the tour since it's mostly shaded with trees.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This park is surrounded by a wall, and one enters through an interesting gatehouse. Inside it's just an ordinary park, with trees, shade, and concrete benches. There's a view out to a bay, but nothing spectacular. The Imperial Japanese Army did some wartime atrocities here against Allied prisoners, who are commemorated in the park.

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Melbourne Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

My father fought against the japanese in WWII, but in Papua New Guinea. He didn't speak out about things that happened in the war other than the injuries that he suffered in the war. But when visiting this site and reading of the atrocities that happened here in the Philippines at Puerta Princesa it made the hair on my body... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I did not know about this WW2 massacre where about 150 US military captives were killed by their Japanese captors. You can see how it happened and the accompanying explanatory panels help understand.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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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Additional Information about Plaza Cuartel

Address: Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  Puerto Princesa
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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