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Address: Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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A historical place to visit

Walking some back streets and found the park. It is a beautiful area with memorials to the POW's killed. It has several boards about the history of WWII and the battles around... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Yokosuka, Japan
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Yokosuka, Japan
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221 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking some back streets and found the park. It is a beautiful area with memorials to the POW's killed. It has several boards about the history of WWII and the battles around Palawan. It is a free place to enter but I think a little more could be done with it.

Thank tattskin
Hong Kong Region, China
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you ever watched "the Great Raid," this was the opening scene. It is a very humbling experience to visit an area where nearly 150 of our POWs were brutally murdered as they were ordered into air raid shelters and set on fire in December 1944. Only 11 survived with the help of the local people.

Thank dougbarnes7
Shanghai, China
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273 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you as a traveller visit Philippines (and other countries in Asia), you often find a lot of places to remember at World War II, at the victims and atrocities... Who coming from Europe has ever heard before of the Palawan Massacre? And when you also saw the big US Graveyard in Manila, then you can imagine, what happened here... More 

Thank Ralf M
Paris, France
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a must to see for any filipino or foreigner interessed in the history of the island or of the philippines. a quiet memorial for rest,and learn from the various inscriptiosn and fotos.

Thank Maciej84
Cavite City, Philippines
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Except for the welcome arch, the Plaza Cuartel does not offer much except views of Puerto Princesa Bay. It is just a requisite stop for postcard photos.

Thank attykulot
Cebu City, Philippines
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Not much remained of the original Spanish cuartel except for the gate. Kind of morbid if you consider its gruesome history during World War II.

Thank gibot143
Manila, Manila, Philippines
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217 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We went here as a short stop on our tour at Puerto Princesa. This is one of the historical places in Palawan, in which according to our tour guide, where soldiers were burned alive. There some art in which represents the history that happened in the place.

Thank Berna C
Moreno Valley, California
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The murals displayed the historical events and contributions and sufferings of Americans and Filipinos. It was very informative. Its around the corner from the old church. The park staff were friendly.

Thank Gijassy1
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

There was a lot more history to Palawan than I ever knew! This is the place where American POW's were massacred by the Japanese. It's nice just to get some history in while you're visiting any place. I'd check it it but it would be helpful to have a tour guide.

Thank Michelle Z
Malabon City, Philippines
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We were told by our guide joseph of how the japanese army, killed and burned more than a hundred american soldiers in the area during the war. That a suvivor even returned to the plaza cuartel some years back

Thank dtsan

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