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Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
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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  • We visited this besutiful cemetery as part of a Kokoda and Milne Bay tour of World war 2 sites and had our own Remembrance time there. it is a poignant place which brings home the stark reality of wha...  more »
  • If you're an Australian this is a must see place!! Very well kept and a nice break from Port Moresby.  more »
  • Was an awesome experience,a must visit.This immaculately kept cemetery is an honour to visit.You could spend a day there looking around  more »

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Hotels are dotted rather haphazardly throughout Port Moresby, and tend to be somewhat expensive. Several four- and five-star accommodations cluster on the small peninsula also called Port Moresby, but known to locals simply as "Town." The nearby Ela Beach ranks as one of Port Moresby's most scenic areas and a popular recreational spot. The suburb Boroko is most convenient for public transport, but this once-bustling commercial center has lost much of its luster in recent years. Most hotels will arrange pick-up and drop-off from the airport.
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