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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  • Our guide knew to tell us the following: a cemetery for Allied soldiers of the British Commonwealth who died during the 2nd world war in Burma. The cemetery, in the village of Taukkyan, about 25 km north of Yangon on Pyay road, is used by the Commonwealth Graves Commission was entertained. The cemetery contains the graves of 6.374 soldiers fallen in the 2nd World War, the graves of 52 soldiers who died in Burma during the first world war, and the monuments (the Rangoon Memorial) with the names of more than 27,000 soldiers of the Commonwealth, in Burma while the 2nd World War, but that no grave have. There are 867 graves containing the remains of unknown soldiers. It is one of the most popular and highly rated war sites throughout Asia. The cemetery was opened in 1951 and the remains of soldiers of the Commonwealth who died in Meiktila, Akyab (Sittwe), Mandalay, and Sahmaw were transferred here and the graves are grouped by these battles. A large number of the 27,000 names of Commonwealth soldiers are from the Indian army and African soldiers who fought and died in Burma. Of the total 1.819 graves are Indian soldiers.
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  • We visited here on our return to Yangon after travelling to Moulamein and the Death Railway. Pity the trip was rushed as we had to get moving to beat heavy traffic into town.  more »
  • My wife and I stopped here on the way to an overnight stop at the Golden Rock Pagoda, The stop here was suggested by our marvellous guide, Mr. Tony Hla Shwe (tonyhlashwe@gmail.com). Like all cemeterie...  more »
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  • Htauk Kyant War Memorial Cemetery The Allies had established the Allied War Memorial Cemeteries all over the world. There were 3 Allied War Memorial Cemeteries in Myanmar. Htauk Kyant. Thanbyuzayat and Yangon. The Htauk Kyant War Memorial Cemetery. beautifully kept ground. had 27.000 stone-graves of Commonwealth and Allied Forces Fallen Soldiers in the Myanmar Campaign were honourably kept. It is located in Mingaladon Township. Yangon Division about 32 km from Yangon. on the road to Bago. Opening Hours - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. - It is about an hour drive from downtown Yangon Location - Located on the Yangon-Pyay Road. Credit ; Myanmar Travel Information
  • Great place, pleasant place, will get memorial for many lost lives in WWII.
  • Beautiful memorial to those who lost their lives during WW2. Extremely well maintained grounds. Certainly worth a stop to remember the sacrifices people made.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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