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Taukkyan War Cemetery, Yangon (Rangoon)
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Myanmar's largest cemetery, Taukkyan War Cemetery commemorates fallen Allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth. Opened in 1951, the cemetery contains graves of 6,374 victims who lost their lives in World War II; due to postwar unrest, around 27,000 buried bodies and names remain lost to archives. Isolated by jungle from roadside sites, the thoughtfully designed memorial provides insight into the war on Burmese soil. During your visit, carry extra water and sunglasses, as well as an umbrella or hat for common rain showers. Put Taukkyan War Cemetery into our Yangon (Rangoon) tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Yangon (Rangoon).
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  • As an old soldier I can only wonder at the conditions that the men and women commemorated here fought, lived and died under. I am told that this is a popular spot for young courting couples to meet at...  more »
  • We were privileged to pay our respects to those that freed Burma. Beautifully kept and exceptionally clean and well maintained by the Commonwealth War Memorial organisation. 
  • Very typical of Commonwealth War Grave cemeteries, this expansive green well set out and beautifully kept garden is impressive yet sad. Reading the plaques, seeing their ages, makes you think. Was imp...  more »
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  • My Grandfather also lies there. My Mother was only seen once by him, and then the dreaded letter fell through my Granmothers letterbox...my Mum understand he stepped off track for the toilet and never reunited witht he others along the way.....would really like to go here....RIP David, and thank you for fighting for our freedom....but was it worth it now - NO!!!
  • We stopped on the way to Bago and the memorial site is very well maintained. To me it is a bit depressing with all these young men and their graves but i understand the importance of a site like this. If you are interested in WWII this is a great place to visit.
  • war can only bring great harm for human, is not the solution for any problem. we should cherish peace and defend peace.
  • nice place to spend your time
  • My grandfathers grave is there unfortunately some how he was counted in unknown, planing to visit by 2017