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Review of Plaza Cuartel

Plaza Cuartel
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Puerto Princesa City Tour
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Half-Day City Tour from Puerto Princesa
Reviewed June 9, 2013

It's a sure place to visit since its just outside the Baywalk Area...I just hope that management would really open to public the lower chamber where the POWs were massacred.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

As other reviewers had pointed out, there is not much to see in this small park. But there is a very strong (and sad) story to tell around the history of the place.

I am sure that there are photos and artifacts that could be displayed along with story boards to tell visitors what happened here during World War 2. This could be housed in a small museum on the grounds. Somebody had also suggested opening up the old tunnels (reinforced for safety of course), so that the visitor gets as close to a first-hand look as he/she can. There is a lot of potential here.

Thank earthdude
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

nothing much to see, 5 mins should be more than enough including taking pictures.....my suggestion is a museum for the world wars maybe included to add variety like guia fort in macau

1  Thank Al T
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Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Nothing much is inside the area but try to ask your tour guide and he will explain to you the importance of plaza cuartel and the historic monument builtfor the american survivor of world war 2.

Thank harveychua
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is a very short stopover. Remains of an old garrison. Its just beside the Immaculate Conception church.
You can reflect on the pain, sacrifice & martyrdom of some American soldiers fighting for our freedom from the Japanese. More or less 150 American prisoners of war shoved into the tunnel were drenched with gasoline and burned alive.
The entrance to the tunnel is to the left of the gate as you enter. Too bad, no chance of getting inside the tunnel. It would have been more interesting if the tunnel itself is available to the visitors or tourists.
A commemorative structure is mounted in the middle of the park that depicts unimaginable torture endured by the american soldiers. It was donated by one of the eleven american soldiers who survived the horrendous experience.
You have to be a history buff to really feel the importance of this place. Typical kids & teenagers would be restless. Best to discuss the history so they could appreciate the visit & why it's part of the tour.

Thank JFrancis M
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