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Plaza Cuartel

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Closed Open on Mon-Fri,8:00am-5:00pm
Address: Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines

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来到这里的时候,天气有点罕见的阴沉,气氛也不知不觉地,有点沉重。就在大教堂的旁边,盘根纠结的大树对面,那门口看起来阴森恐怖的地方,里面曾是日本的美军战俘营。当年二战的年代,日军曾利用美军被俘人员修建机场,并在投降前夕,一举烧死143名战俘,只有极少数幸存者跳海逃脱。现在这里是一个小小的花园,里面正陈列着菲律宾大学第三世界研究中心主任的著作《向巴拉望致敬-70年自由史》,若是你对历史还有点兴趣,便会明白,人类史上每一次战争,都有无数的人与事闪灭在局部战役中,而巴拉望所代表的太平洋战役,只是其中,沧海一粟。花园里,有些学生模样的年轻人,或在拿着一堆试卷准备考试,或是聚在一起聊着什么,而花园外面不远处即是海,遥想当年,应该便是,少数幸存者的逃生之路。有时候,很难明白许多国家对美国的复杂态度,尊敬,畏惧,想敬而远之,又总是藕断丝连,但至少,在这里,看着143名在异国他乡捐躯的美国军人的纪念碑,或许,你会更明白一些。或许,你应该再想想《无问西东》里的沈光耀,想想连名字都没有的美军飞行教官,总有些东西,是游离在肮脏的政治之外的......

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  • iamkatysantos
    iamkatysantos
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    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
    zaydee27
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    Creepy

    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
    U8414BUjohns
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    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
    KuyaKano
    Key West, FL
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    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
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    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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Palawan Museum

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