Taukkyan War Cemetery, Yangon (Rangoon)

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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Yangon (Rangoon) itinerary maker website .
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  • has a few kilometres north of yangon on the road to Pegu... to reconnect with the second world war... British soldiers are buried here after the war against the Japan.
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  • This is a well maintained war cemetary, but dont expect any explanatory information on site. It is about 20 minutes north of the airport, so you might stop there if you are travelling to or from Yango...  more »
  • The cemetery lies about 40 mins north of the centre of Rangoon near to the airport. Any easy bus or taxi ride. It has recently been refurbished and looks wonderful. Well maintained lawns and memorials...  more »
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