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Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum

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Address: Rizal Avenue Extension | Barangay Banaco-Bancao, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Phone Number: 63 9996562471
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a interesting visit providing surprising information for international visitors

We happened to be passing this facility and popped into have a look. It is not very extensive and staffed by volunteers, and not exceptionally "wary" for pacifists. But it is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
459laurence
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Greater Perth, Australia
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Manila
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Among the Puerto Princesa tourist spots, I consider this a rare gem. Not everyone appreciates history. Though the area is small, it brings a lot of knowledge and appreciation about WW2. We even got to meet the owner. He was happy with our family group. He continues to gather more articles for his museum.

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Greater Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to be passing this facility and popped into have a look. It is not very extensive and staffed by volunteers, and not exceptionally "wary" for pacifists. But it is a true gold mine of information about the history of Palawan, its famous people and its heroic past during WWII. Even for those with no background in military service... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

some really nice and interessing pieces are exposed, however its bit away of town, need a trike or car to acces, and the days of opening aint regular. the museum itself is interessing, but not more than half a hour.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This little museum was very charming and an interesting visit if you have an hour or less to kill! They have many artefacts from WW2 and the Philippines/Japanese/American involvement in the war. The tour guides are very friendly and show you round the small museum for free. Definitely worth a visit if you love this type of history.

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Sydney
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

For those interested in Modern history, this place is a must see. The guide was very good and entertaining.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

This museum looks a bit rough around the edges, but the variety of artifacts related to WWII, and specifically the information about the impact that the war had on the island, makes this a place definitely worth visiting during a trip to Puerto Princesa. One of the fun features is an old army Jeep that you can climb into -... More 

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Los Banos, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

You get to know many World War 2 facts for only 20pesos. Include this to your city tour for a connection of the stories in Plaza cuartel.

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

A small private museum which houses a wonderful collection of artefacts, this is a must-see if you're a history lover. Truly fascinating.

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Philippines
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

While my wife and I, along with my friend and his spouse were celebrating our 5th Wedding Anniversary in Pueto Princesa, Palawan, we learned from some Filipinos at a former WWII POW Site in Palawan that there was a "Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum" set up and within driving range of where we were. We informed our taxi driver... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The memorial is very beautiful and tranquil. It is very respectuful of those who fought and died during the war and there is not charge to enter. Donations are appreciated however.

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