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Taukkyan War Cemetery

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Address: No 1 Pyay Road, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Taukkyan War Cemetery is in Taukkyan town in the township of Mingaladon,...

Taukkyan War Cemetery is in Taukkyan town in the township of Mingaladon, Yangon greater area, on the main highway No 1 Pyay Road. From the centre of the city of Yangon, it is 21 miles north and 11 miles from the international airport, 45 minutes drive from the centre of Rankgoon and 24 minutes from the International airport. Exact location of the cemetery is North (17º02'08.24") and East (96º07'55.28").

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Stunning War Memorial

This was a very peaceful place which respectfully showed the waste of life attributable to war. It is beautifully maintained with marked graves and memorials to those who were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wendy W
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Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a very peaceful place which respectfully showed the waste of life attributable to war. It is beautifully maintained with marked graves and memorials to those who were cremated. An appropriate memorial to those who made the supreme sacrifice.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth a stop. Study the tombstones for a useful understanding of who fought the war for the British.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have read reviews by others whose visits were spoilt by the Burmese people disrespecting this memorial to the fallen by treating it as a party place, for kids to run around, make noise, have picnics. When we were there this was not happening at all and our guide told us the people had been told it was forbidden -... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautifully decorated and well-kept places in Yangon. Although I am not that into history but here we found inner peace and appreciate how these brave soldiers fought for their country. God bless the souls

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cemetery, run and maintained by the British War Graves Commission is a beautiful and sobering tribute to the brave men and women of so many nations who gave their lives in the 1939-1945 conflict. The rows of immaculately maintained graves, many bearing the simple inscription ‘An unknown soldier of the war’ were contrasted by the hundreds of local young... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another memorable and moving reminder of lives lost in past wars. This cemetery beautifully maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission contains over 25000 names and graves of those who lost their lives in the Burma campaign from 1942-45. Not only are there the names and graves of British and Indian Army soldiers but also those units from other members... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit out of the city, but well worth the drive. The sombre mood is spoiled a bit by all the kids hanging around, running through the graves or holding hands by the memorials. Feels a bit disrespectful to all the people laying at rest. Still, an interesting place, green and well kept, with some written explanations in English.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My great grandad passed away in the war when my grandmother was young and none of our family have ever been to Burma. When I decided to go travelling I knew I wanted to visit the county and also this beautiful stop to pay my respects and find my great grandads name on the inscribed pillars. I'm totally glad I... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited on a Sunday with my wife to view the cemetery. As history teachers, this site was of incredible interest to us. I also had a personal connection with the site as my Grandfather had fought in Myanmar during WWII and would have colleagues buried at this site. The cemetery itself is beautifully maintained. Many of the individual grave... More 

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Thank goodness for the work of the Commonwealth war Graves Commission. Without them we might forget the appalling toll of war. Beautifully maintained. Very sobering experience.

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