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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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A must visit for history buff!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Bacolod, Philippines
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Bacolod, Philippines
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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13 reviews
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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 6 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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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The place is beside the Cathedral where you can stay if you want to fell the breeze of the sea air. Beside the sea in an elevated area and you will see the list of Amercian POW who have died on the massacre during the Japanese occupation.

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Ancaster, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Plaza Cuartel was a very beautiful place. The memorials were simply beautiful too. This place holds a great historical significance and is a must-visit whilst in Puerto Princesa. Really close to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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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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