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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  • The cemetary is a long way out of the centre of Yangon, but it is very interesting. Over 27,000 soldiers lost their lives in this confliect and they are all named ono a huge memorial structure. Just o...  more »
  • Interesting place to visit. Extremely well cared for. A nice stop off on the way to Pyay. Easy parking.  more »
  • The Taukkyan Cemetery is exceptionally well maintained and is a lovely place of rest for the soldiers who gave their lives in World War 2 “They Died for all Free Men” So many young men, over 6,000, of...  more »
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