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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  • October 4, 2017
    I visited to pay thanks to the friend of my father who helped my parents on the Trek out of Burma 1942 - he was killed 2 days after he provided Naga Tribesmen to help my parents over the jungle.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Great half a day trip from Yangon. The cemetery is quite extraordinary and definitely well maintained.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    There are 27000 Biritish and Commonwealth soldiers including Indian National Army -The Sikhs-Gurkha rifles and Burmese -died in 1937 to 1945. Well maintain by Commonwealth Wargrave Commission. Some gr...  more »
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  • December 15, 2016
    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.
  • April 23, 2017
    Very humbling place worth a visit
  • May 2, 2016
    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.
  • July 29, 2016
    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!!!
  • April 14, 2017
    Very meaningful place

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