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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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  • Lesson learn about the war. War separated the families. Whenever, I visit there it is so sad two brothers who were 21 and 22 years old were dead in WWII. I cannot imagine for there mom.  more »
  • If you are passing or staying in Yangon this is defo worth a visit. It's not very big so you will only need an hour. The gardens are well maintained and it's worth the walk around the gardens. There a...  more »
  • When you walk the terrain you just think how many people died in the second world war and the birma war Worth a visit  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