Taukkyan War Cemetery477 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 1, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +95-9790703979
- 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.
Taukkyan War Cemetery Travel Tips
- This place is disabled friendly.
Entrance Ticket Details For Taukkyan War Cemetery
- Entry is free.
How to Reach Taukkyan War Cemetery
- By rented car from city centre.
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54.58% 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
Taukkyan War Cemetery Reviews & Ratings
it is beautiful place. i recommend if u want to go somewhere nice, clean and beauty
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.
The great honourable monument in human history.
The place is a cemetery for Allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth who died in battle in Burma during the Second World War. The cemetery is in the village of Taukkyan, about 25 km (16 miles) north of Yangon on Pyay Rd. It is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. And surprisingly, this place is very well maintained in good conditions even located by the busy highway The cemetery contains the graves of 6,374 soldiers who died in the Second World War, and the graves of 52 soldiers who died in Burma during the First World War, and memorial pillars (The Rangoon Memorial) with the names of over 27,000 Commonwealth soldiers who died in Burma during the Second World War in the Burma Campaign but who have no known grave. There are 867 graves that contain the remains of unidentified soldiers. It is one of the most visited and high rated war sites of all Asia. The cemetery was opened in 1951 and the remains of Commonwealth soldiers who died in Meiktila, Akyab (Sittwe), Mandalay, and Sahmaw were transferred here and the graves are grouped together by these battles. A large number of the 27,000 names of Commonwealth soldiers are of the Indian Army and African soldiers who fought and died in Burma. The Cemetery is a reminder to current generations about the sacrifice of so many in the order to live peacefully today. The place can be reached by bus or taxi, it's about less than one hour from Yangon. Normal operating hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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.