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Taukkyan War Cemetery, Yangon (Rangoon)

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Myanmar's largest cemetery, Taukkyan War Cemetery commemorates fallen Allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth. Opened in 1951, the cemetery contains graves of 6,374 victims who lost their lives in World War II; due to postwar unrest, around 27,000 buried bodies and names remain lost to archives. Isolated by jungle from roadside sites, the thoughtfully designed memorial provides insight into the war on Burmese soil. During your visit, carry extra water and sunglasses, as well as an umbrella or hat for common rain showers. Put Taukkyan War Cemetery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Yangon (Rangoon) itinerary maker website.
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  • This is a place that is so sad to see. How many people lost their life in such a brutal way. Reminds us freedom is often very hard to achieve 
    This is a place that is so sad to see. How many people lost their life in such a brutal way. Reminds us freedom is often very hard to achieve  more »
  • This place is a memorial place for war soldiers. Few people goes to take photos and some go there for just an experience. If you don't have time, you can skip this place. 
    This place is a memorial place for war soldiers. Few people goes to take photos and some go there for just an experience. If you don't have time, you can skip this place.  more »
  • I visited some 20 years ago to see my fathers grave. He was killed in Burma November 23rd 1944. I stood by his grave and cried, for the waste, for the grief it caused Mum and for the fact i never met....  more
    I visited some 20 years ago to see my fathers grave. He was killed in Burma November 23rd 1944. I stood by his grave and cried, for the waste, for the grief it caused Mum and for the fact i never met....  more »
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  • Beautifully designed and maintained grounds that will impress most visitors. I visited the Htauk Kyant War Memorial Cemetery on my way back from a day trip from Yangon to Bago. It's an excellent place to stop on the return trip. It provides a lesson in history and a look into the lives of locals who use these grounds as a public park, a green space where there are many corners to sit, observe and meditate.
  • Even though it's right next to Highway 1, it still manages to be a tranquil place for remembrance and reflection. The grounds are well kept and clean for the most part, and visitors and locals are generally respectful of the place and what this cemetery stands for. You can see the graves of people (some marked, some unknown) from numerous countries. While it may not be a "must see" when in the Yangon area, you certainly won't be worse off for taking some kind of transportation (bus, taxi, bicycle) out here to see it.
  • Great place for historic understanding and realisation of the damages by the world war. How people who were thousands of kilometres from this place fought in the war that was going to give nothing to them. People from Africa fighting for England in Myanmar against the Japanese. How on earth that makes sense? It's a reminder that wars are fought for the egos of the leaders.
  • Tranquil and well-maintained cemetery / memorial, a place for contemplating life and it's brevity. Some of the gravestones are touching, and you can see the spirit of these men who died far too young and far from home.
  • If you travel to Bago, you will pass through it. It buried many young lives that sacrifice during war. But now this place is keep in nice mode, they all under respect and love.

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