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“Suicide Cliff” 5 of 5 stars
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Suicide Cliff
Mariana Islands
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Saipan
Type: Landmarks
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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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5 attraction reviews
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“Suicide Cliff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great views and lovely drive up there. It seems to be very windy and that’s a welcomed relief from the hot, humid weather we have at times.

Visited March 2014
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galveston, texas
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“HARD TO RATE A PLACE THAT IS SO SAD AND SO LOVELY AT THE SAME TIME”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The views are spectacular. Not only from the mountain top, but also from the lower cliffs. The Japanese and the island dwellers committed suicide from both places.

Mountain top - Don't miss the religious shrine at the top of the mountain. When we visited, a small religious service captivated us. Photos attached.

Visited January 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“A tragic spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Suicide and Banzai cliffs were the scene of a very grim part of the war in the Pacific. When the Japanese lost the fight for the island hundreds of troops and Japanese residents of the island committed suicide by jumping off these spots. Memorials have been placed there to commemorate what happened.

Visited November 2013
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Gyeongju, South Korea
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“Its an experience to go there if you know the story behind it...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Before i knew about the history of Suicide Cliffs i thought it was just another tourist trap and of course its one of the most travelled places in Saipan for tour groups but.. after learning of the story of what actually happened and if you imagine you are in that time and you had only two choices. Be captured or meet your fate on the rocks below. If you peer over the edge and think, could i have jumped? Its a long way down to the lava rocks.. Was definitely worth reading the stary and seeing the cliffs.

This was the first place that i saw some sea turtles swimming in Saipan so be on the lookout for them..

Visited March 2013
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“Thought provoking place to visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

It's worth renting a car to get here, and to the command post and other sites. Beautiful places to visit, and worth taking time to think about the history of the island.

Visited October 2013
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