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Plaza Cuartel

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Open Open on Mon-Fri,8:00am-5:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: Taft Street, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines

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When I came here, the weather was a bit gloomy, and the atmosphere was unknowingly, a bit heavy. Right next to the cathedral and across from the tangled tree, the doorway looked gloomy. Inside it was a Japanese prisoner of war camp. During World War II, the Japanese army used captured Americans to build an airport. On the eve of their surrender, 143 prisoners of war were burned to death. Only a few survivors jumped into the sea to escape. Now here is a small garden where the work "Salute to Palawan-70 Years of Freedom History" by the director of the Third World Studies Center of the University of the Philippines is displayed. If you are still interested in history, you will understand that the history of mankind In every war, countless people and things disappear in local battles, and the Pacific battle represented by Palawan is just a drop in the ocean. In the garden, some young students with the appearance of students are holding a pile of test papers to prepare for the exam, or are gathering together to chat about something, and not far from the garden is the sea. If you think back then, it should be a minority of survivors. Way of escape. Sometimes, it is difficult to understand the complex attitudes of many countries towards the United States, respect, fear, and want to stay away, but at least, here, looking at the monument of 143 American soldiers who died in a foreign country, maybe you will Be clearer. Perhaps you should think again about Shen Guangyao in "Wuwen Xidong", think about the U.S. military flight instructor who doesn't even have a name, there is always something outside of dirty politics...

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  • iamkatysantos

    A Peaceful yet shrine with a dark past

    Plaza Cuartel sits just near the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral. This historical landmark pays tribute to American and Filipino soldiers who were victims of the second world war at the hands of Japan...

    Reviewed on /Date(1605534057000+0800)/
  • zaydee27


    This place is a place of murder so its normally creepy standing on a place where a 100 plus American soldiers were being slaughtered. Should I recommend it? well if you're a thrill seeker then go, the...

    Reviewed on /Date(1584018636000+0800)/
  • U8414BUjohns

    Interesting WWII History

    We went to visit the Cathedral and found this hidden gem across the street. It had a not too well maintained historical display outlining the murder of US service men in WWII who were prisoners of wa...

    Reviewed on /Date(1578153655000+0800)/
  • KuyaKano
    Key West, FL

    WW2 Historical Site

    To learn about the history of this site was a great experience for this US military veteran. There is even a book written by one of the soldiers who escaped, but to visit the place itself was truly a...

    Reviewed on /Date(1575407954000+0800)/
  • Forrest S
    Forrest S

    Really tells the story of Palawan in the War.

    I was not aware of the details of the americans held captive here during the war. But it is an interesting place to see. They tell the story you should be aware of. We were surprised to learn of the...

    Reviewed on /Date(1574083592000+0800)/

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