Japanese Tunnel, Davao City

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#5 of 6 in Historic Sites in Davao City
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. Japanese Tunnel is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Davao City Edition.
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  • its the shortest tunnel i have ever visited. If youre into WWII it may make it into your list. the only thing this tunnel had the others didnt was the replica of the Buddha and gold bars.  more »
  • I think those interested in history since driving is the tunnel itself is worth visiting once. However, the guide who said cannot observe only a few hundred metres from the mouth of a tunnel entrance about 7 km in length, frame, tunnel, two Filipino and Chinese nationals who owned tunnel itself is published only where it is the Filipino owned now and. Accommodation disproportionate or odd Geisha mannequins are housed around the entrance of the tunnel, we guide you in the free guide it is historical rather than tried to somehow tourist destination because it was not familiar with the history, the atmosphere. It is better than a visit from a look at the history on your own. Moreover, would guide are of course cannot speak English, because English is not good and kinda hard.
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  • Tunnel built during the WWII era. Kinda damaged already and is very muddy when you go inside, there's also a prison in it that is very small but is said to fit 6 prisoners during the war.  more »

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