Taukkyan War CemeteryCurrently Closed
- Address: 1, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +95-9790703979
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cemetery, Family And Kids
As the name suggests, the Taukkyan War Cemetery is dedicated to the Allied soldiers under the British Commonwealth who lost their lives in Burma during the Second World War. This cemetery is home to the graves of at least 6,374 soldiers along with memorial pillars. On the Rangoon Memorial, the names of over 27000 soldiers have been written who fought under the Commonwealth. There is also a section of 867 graves that contain the remains of unidentified soldiers. Opened in 1951, this cemetery also contains the remnants of soldiers who died in Meiktila, Akyab (Sittwe), Mandalay, and Sahmaw.
- This place is disabled friendly.
- Entry is free.
- By rented car from city centre.
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78.45% of people who visit Yangon include Taukkyan War Cemetery in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
67.86% of people start their Taukkyan War Cemetery visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Taukkyan War Cemetery
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Taukkyan War Cemetery
Even though it's right next to Highway 1, it still manages to be a tranquil place for remembrance and reflection. The grounds are well kept and clean for the most part, and visitors and locals are generally respectful of the place and what this cemetery stands for. You can see the graves of people (some marked, some unknown) from numerous countries. While it may not be a "must see" when in the Yangon area, you certainly won't be worse off for taking some kind of transportation (bus, taxi, bicycle) out here to see it.
Very well maintained war cemetery by the Burmese people tending the complex. I was very disappointed to see on the Sunday that I visited that the local Burmese people who had come to the cemetery in their droves have little or no regard for the cemetery as a place of rememberance. They simply treated it as a nice park area, trampling all over the marker head stones, sitting around the marker headstones & even resting motorcycle helmets on the marker headstones. My wife & I were allowed in by the groundsman some time before the crowds of Burmese & Korean tourists who were waiting & thankfully so as later when the gates were opened it was shocking to see how they just ran through the grounds, jumping over marker stones to ensure they got a shady spot in the grounds. I cried with emotion & thanked the groundsman dearly for his hard work. A sombre place but a must visit to pay respect to those who went before us & paid the ultimate price.
Tranquil and well-maintained cemetery / memorial, a place for contemplating life and it's brevity. Some of the gravestones are touching, and you can see the spirit of these men who died far too young and far from home.
A well cared for piece of history. The War Cemetery is beautiful and powerful.
Great place for historic understanding and realisation of the damages by the world war. How people who were thousands of kilometres from this place fought in the war that was going to give nothing to them. People from Africa fighting for England in Myanmar against the Japanese. How on earth that makes sense? It's a reminder that wars are fought for the egos of the leaders.