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“Standing tall after the typhoon!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Beach

Red Beach
Naturephilippine. Com, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Tacloban
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Standing tall after the typhoon!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The bronze statues of MacArthur, Quezon and landing party at Red Beach are about the only thing still standing in this area after Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). The surrounding buildings and trees are shattered and leveled, but the statues stand tall. Says volumes about a by-gone era when things were built with pride and for keeps. Historically, an extremely important marker of the fulfilled commitment of Americans to Filipinos during World War II -- also perhaps part of a by-gone era when America took it's commitments and roles in the world more seriously and prioritized its battles more carefully?

Visited December 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Muddy Read Beach in Palo”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This used to be a good beach. Now...it's no longer recommended to comb the beach. The better ones is in Tolosa, Leyte. Try Tadyaw Beach Resort.

Visited May 2013
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London
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“Good if you are a history buff Otherwise ordinary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The greater than life-size statues of MacArthur and the President of the Philippines coming ashore where they led the liberation from the Japanese are the attraction. This is fascinating if you are interested in the history of war - or the War - or Filipino history. Otherwise nothing much to see.

Visited August 2013
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Hong Kong
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“It looks rather tired, but is worth the visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

It was built when Ferdinand Marcos was President and Jose Aspiras was the Secretary of Tourism; 30 maybe 40 years ago. The place is aging and is being maintained using a minimum amount of effort. There was one old gardener and one other fellow sweeping the grounds but the plaques were not shiny, the larger-than-life figures of MacArthur's entourage seemed to have a splintered rifle and some white paint on their backsides. The memorial is old and tired, but it still is a place to visit in order that one may honor the sacrifices made by Filipinos and Americans in liberating the Republic of the Philippines from the Japanese Imperial Army.

Visited August 2013
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“MacArthur Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This was an amazing area with bronze statues walking out of the water. However, again it lacked the upkeep. For history buffs, it was worth the jeepney ride. There is nothing else to see except these statues. We did walk down to the Oriental Hotel--now that was beautiful.

Visited August 2013
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