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Taukkyan War Cemetery, Yangon (Rangoon)

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Cemetery Monument
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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  • This is a memorial and cometary for the 26,000 young men who gave their life fighting in WW2. The size of it will hurt your heart. It's beautifully maintained and well worth a visit. It is a very sad ...  more »
  • As others have said, this is so worth a visit to pay respects. I was surprised how moved I was and so pleased we went. The whole area is immaculate and its so nice to just wander round in silence and ...  more »
  • Place is an hour drive from yangon, has lot of stone inscriptions on burma's contribution to world war 2 along with allied forces Apart from the memorial there is no activities around hence can be bor...  more »
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  • If you travel to Bago, you will pass through it. It buried many young lives that sacrifice during war. But now this place is keep in nice mode, they all under respect and love.
  • Very humbling place worth a visit
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • Very meaningful place

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