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 »
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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.
  • We stopped on the way to the pagoda of the Golden Rock. It wasn't planned; our driver asked if we would be interested. I thought: why not? My reaction walking amongst the graves of all those young boys surprised me. I have no connection with the Burna campaign, no family, noone I knew, involved. Nevertheless, my eyes just welled up. A very emotional experience.

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