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A bit of History

You can's see too much here, just trees. It's a simple park in PPS that has some part in the History. No need to prioritize this place when you don't have too much time in your... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This memorial is so worth going to see, especially if you are an American. It is a piece of US history that often gets over looked. I was moved to tears.

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

You can's see too much here, just trees. It's a simple park in PPS that has some part in the History. No need to prioritize this place when you don't have too much time in your vacation.

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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The pain of the struggles of the past to gain freedom is reflected in this small historic site. Here, American POWs were caught, imprisoned and eventually burned alive by the Japanese soldiers. Only 11 prisoners survived. It is truly an emotional experience while you read through each pillar recounting the struggles that the POWs had to go through. Imagine being... More 

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Bacolod, Philippines
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place is where 150 American were caught by Japanese conquerors and burnt alive! Only 11 survived and swam at sea which were helped by native Filipinos. When I was reading the history of the place, I can't help it but shed tears. I felt the sadness of the place. I tried living the past while looking at the pictures... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very moving memorial and display marking the barbaric treatment and eventual execution of US POWs at the hands of the Japanese. The survivor's stories and a timeline of the imprisonment and horrific execution of over 100 of the prisoners are well laid-out for posterity. I'm almost ashamed as an American that I had no knowledge of this struggle and slaughter... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We found this when visiting the Immaculate Conception Cathedral....next door. We are soooo glad we did. This is a memorial garden dedicated to the 150 POW's from WW11. Be ready to cry and get emotional..as you walk by each pillar that as you walk, tells the story how these POW's were kept I the tunnel then doused and set alight... More 

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Itbud, Uyugan, Batanes Is.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There lingers a feeling of war here. The events of that day can still be felt by men who have been there and done that.

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Palawan Island, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

the place was ok nothing special.. it is just like a park... but a place that has a very nice history.. you can still see the tunel that the soldier use to escape but sadly some of them didn't survive. the place is clean the view is ok.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We have learned that this place is one of the best place here in PPS because of the breeze from the sea and the story behind the place. The place is where the Americans POW are burned to death.

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A place that will surely catch your attention. This is where history brings you when you come and visit the City of the Forest. Tragic but very well remembered by all of us.

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