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Japanese Tunnel, Davao City

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The Empire of Japan's army used Japanese Tunnel--part of a network of tunnels--as a hideout and to transport equipment and mobilize forces during World War II. Discovered during construction of the onsite hotel, this section of the mostly ruined tunnel network remains an important piece of history. Inside the rather eerie 300 m (984 ft) deep tunnel, you'll encounter rooms once used as offices, dungeons for prisoners of war, and chapels, containing artifactes such as machine guns, bombs, explosives ,and ammunition. Look out for the life-sized statues of Japanese soldiers and replicas of a golden Buddha and gold bars. To visit Japanese Tunnel on your trip to Davao City, use our Davao City travel itinerary maker.
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  • A beautiful and quiet guest house surrounded by green with friendly staff, good food, very tidy rooms with private bathroom and free Wi-Fi and cable internet access in the room
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  • It's pretty impressive to see this tunnel, built by the Japanese. But most of the tunnel is not accessible to visitors.
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  • Built by Filipino POW's, this is a historical, but sad, place to visit. Only a portion of the original exists and is forming stalactites and stalagmites. It will take approx 30 min max, but worth the ...  more »

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You won't find a shortage of accommodations in Davao City, nor a lack of choice between different styles. Close to the central People's Park, a number of hotels great and small offer arrays of facilities to match the number of stars they display outside. A number of fairly basic family-run guesthouses offer up the budget options in town, located primarily on the side streets to the north and south of this central area. Look inland and out of town for a collection of guesthouses located right in the thick of the rural landscape.
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