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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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  • My great grandad passed away in the war when my grandmother was young and none of our family have ever been to Burma. When I decided to go travelling I knew I wanted to visit the county and also this ...  more »
  • 距離有點遙遠的地方,但是拍攝出很多漂亮照片,而且很莊嚴。個人很喜歡這裡,雖然是烈士公墓,但是值得讓我們思考過去的歷史。  more »
  • I visited on a Sunday with my wife to view the cemetery. As history teachers, this site was of incredible interest to us. I also had a personal connection with the site as my Grandfather had fought in...  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