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Plaza Cuartel

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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"during wwii"
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"historical place"
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"american pows"
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"immaculate conception"
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"history buff"
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"japanese forces"
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"sad history"
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"brave soldiers"
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"pow camp"
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"our tour guide"
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"memorial"
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"burnt"
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"monument"
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"atrocities"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is sad that such an event occurred in the otherwise very happy island of Palawan. It is important that people visit this site to keep the memory alive and reflect and appreciate the freedoms that we all now have in this post WWII age....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very much a garden with monument to remember the heroes in the WW past. Few posting on the history and the people that have sacrificed their lives to to help and win the war. The local would definitely appreciate the pain of the past that...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

This used to be a prison camp where the Japanese kept their American prisoners. Before the end of the war the Japanese burnt about 90 Americans alive. No real reason to visit this place but an important piece of history.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

A historical place during the WW II, the place gave me an eerie feeling and goosebumps. A grat place to learn history on the Palawan Massacre.

Thank RA C
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Plaza Cuartel is remembered most as the site where more than a hundred American POWs were burned alive by the Japanese during WWII. It is a small and quiet park, with a lot of benches available. The history of Plaza Cuartel is written for all...More

Thank gafrancomd
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

W visiited Plaza Cuartel as part of the city tour. It is a serene place near the cathedral. where American POWs were killed by the Japanese during WWII. A monument stands for the fallen.

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

When visiting different places, one has to read up and understand about the history and culture of these places. One such memorial is Plaza Cuartel, the memorial set up to honor the soldiers massacred by the Japanese during World War II.

Thank Loislim
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We were here last July 2017. We hire a tricycle to go with us in a city tour. Plaza Cuartel was one of the place that you should visit when your in Peurto Princessa. It's like a park. We we're lucky that we are the...More

Thank Joena J
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

This was part of the Puerto Princesa city tour so we didn't spend much time here. Plaza Cuartel is a small park that serves as a memorial for 144 American POWs massacred on this site by the Japanese during World War 2. There are historical...More

Thank patlv23
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Plaza Cuartel was small but it was historically interesting. We liked hearing about the history from our tour guide, Larry, and enjoyed the commemorative sculpture on display.

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