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. Make Bomana War Cemetery part of your personalized Port Moresby itinerary using our Port Moresby online visit planner .
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  • October 12, 2017
    Breathtaking how immaculate the cemetery is kept. Very sobering moment visiting and paying our respects. Must do if you’re in POM  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    I had my taxi driver take me to this place and wait while I walked the premises and looked around the War Cemetery. There were many people working here and all the people were extremely friendly. Ther...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    A beautiful place but sad at the time. Reading some of the head stones is quite heart breaking - so young. The grounds are kept immaculate which to me shows the respect they have for the fallen.  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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