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“MacArthur Park”
Review of Red Beach

Red Beach
Ranked #5 of 15 things to do in Tacloban
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Morganton, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“MacArthur Park”
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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laguna, philippines
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449 reviews
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“Park”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I was told that Red Beach is actually a park that has the McArthur statue in it. Red because it was where the bloody battle happened. The current is very strong so not recommended for swimming. There's a lot of coconuts for sale on the other side of the park. And dont forget to have your photo taken by the photographer who has props for you to get into the statues...

Visited July 2013
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manila
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“red (bloody) beach”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

ever wonder why its called the red beach? it because it was in this same area that Gen Mcarthur landed, fulfilling his promise to the filipino people "i shall return". in this historic spot, the Filipino troops led by the General overpowered the japanese and freedom was gained. Blood spilled into the sea during this battle. And that's the very reason why its called the red beach.

Visited September 2012
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Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
240 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
“Re-living history”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

I went here on a 2 hour taxi tour arranged by the Alejandro Hotel for P 1500. This was very expensive ( I paid P1800 for 10 hours on a tour from O Hotel in Bacolod), but at least he driver knew the places to visit. There is a rather grandiose collection of statues showing the 'I shall return' story.

Visited December 2012
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