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Puntan Sabaneta

Address: Garapan 96950, Mariana Islands
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Garapan
Type: Battlefields, Lookouts, Cultural
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Type: Battlefields, Lookouts, Cultural
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Conyers, GA
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189 reviews 189 reviews
40 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Even the Americans who were here in 1944 who for various reason felt a hatred for there foe (which was reciprocated by the Japanese) unlike that which was felt toward the Germans were horrified by the sight of woman and children jumping to their deaths. As an American soldier I spoke with Japanese visitors and there was a feeling of... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

The water is an amazing mixture of turquoise and navy shades of blue. It is mesmerizing to watch the waves crash against cliffs as you contemplate the agonizing events that took place here in WWII.

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Suva, Fiji
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148 reviews 148 reviews
66 attraction reviews
471 helpful votes 471 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

With a back story similar to Suicide Cliff, Punta Sabaneta, better known as Banzai Cliff, is a beautiful yet sobering site to visit. It was on this site at the conclusion of the Battle of Saipan, that countless Japanese military personnel and civilians plunged over the cliffs to their deaths rather than surrender to US forces. While the views are... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The view was nice, but we should think about the sad story during the ward war 2nd. However is was the good opprotunity to tell my sons about the history.

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