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Hong Kong

Stanley Military Cemetery

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Small, well kept CWGC

Follow the signs from Stanley and a 10-15 minute walk along Wong Ma Kok Rd from the bus terminus... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2018
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Part of our Histroy

It is a beautiful part of Hong Kong that has a large patch of Green, a novelty in Hong Kong. It is... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2016
Michael L
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong fell to the Japanese on Christmas Day 1941 following a brief but intense period of fighting. During the Japanese occupation, Stanley jail and village were used as a prisoner of war and civilian internment camp and the cemetery, which had...more
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Wong Ma Kok Road, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

Follow the signs from Stanley and a 10-15 minute walk along Wong Ma Kok Rd from the bus terminus will bring you to the cemetery on your left. The small cemetery is well kept and very quiet, overlooked by the rather ominous neighboring prison, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2016

It is a beautiful part of Hong Kong that has a large patch of Green, a novelty in Hong Kong. It is very well preserved since 1841. It is worth visit this cemetery to pay respect to all the brave man and woman who fall...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

I am embarrassed to say that as a long time Hong Kong resident I had never visited Stanley Military Cemetery until early September this year. Anyone interested in how Hong Kong fared in the Second World War should visit this cemetery just outside Stanley. It...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a place that people should go to if they have time to pay their respects to the people who made the ultimate sacrifice and also to the men, women and children who died in the interment camp.Best to read up about it on...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is one of the highlights of coming to Stanley but it is a few minutes walk out of town (one of the buses comes passed here I think) . The cemetery is on a hillside overlooking the sea and it is very interesting to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed March 20, 2016

As a Canadian, the military cemetery in Stanley was my top priority for places to visit on my recent trip to Hong Kong. There, 20 Canadian troops are buried, alongside locals, Indian, and British troops who fought off an illegal Japanese invasion (they had not...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

After having visited the coastal defence museum and the Hong Kong museum of history and learning about the loss of life during the Japanese invasion, we decided to make w visit here. It is a beautifully maintained cemetary and memorial to the men, women and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed September 3, 2015

The tranquillity of the cemetery remains since my last visit years ago. It is no ordinary hill. Deep respect to those who lost their lives in the war or related tragedies.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Joanna_vigate
Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

A trip to Stanley shouldn't be complete unless you visit this place, it brings you back to earth, the stark realisation that so many British soldiers gave their lives fighting against the Japanese during WW2 humbling indeed.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank alankeithh
Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is where my Grandmother Ethel Mitchell was layed to rest on 16th May 1942.she was interned in Stanley Interment Camp along with my Aunt and cousin,and my parents and I and my brother were both born in the camp. I lived in Stanley for...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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