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Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby
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Pay respects at Bomana War Cemetery, a site that serves as the resting place for about 4,000 Papua New Guinea and Australian soldiers who died fighting the Japanese during World War II. The thousands of white marble headstones stand in long rows across a green field, and many relatives of the deceased travel here to leave flowers on the lost soldiers' graves. While it's true that Americans also died during the battle, most of their bodies were returned to U.S. soil. Also look for the Port Moresby Memorial behind the cemetery that commemorates the fallen soldiers. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Bomana War Cemetery by using our Port Moresby trip itinerary maker.
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  • If you want a poignant reminder of the futility of war......this final resting place for so many young souls, is a very good wake up call. Manicured gardens, and a tranquil setting - a very fitting me...  more »
  • Just off the road from Port Moresby at the southern end of the Kokoda track is Bomana, the largest war cemetery in the Pacific. It contains 3779 graves. There are 3069 known and 237 unknown Australian...  more »
  • Nice to walk around. Gardens where pristine. Sobering in terms of the number of people that have died in wars.