I went there with my parents on a Saturday afternoon. Despite it being monsoon season, it was an un characteristically sunny day, which made the stone monument almost gleam. It was incredibly moving to stand before rows and rows of war dead, some of them even younger than me. The names of soldiers from all over the British empire are engraved on the columns of the central monument. There's a small army of gardeners to maintain the site and unlike most other things in Burma, it's still in pristine condition. I was surprised at the nonchalant attitudes of the locals, who seemed to view it as nothing more than a nice park to spend with their partner or friends. However, the worst thing which made me really kick off was a tourist (my compatriot no less!) who was sitting on top of a memorial sign posing for a photo. I dearly hope I never run into her again, though after my haranguing I think the feeling is mutual.
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