February 23, 2011

MY PHILIPPINES: Manila American Cemetery & Memorial

If you want an off the beaten track destination when in Manila this could be the one for you.

The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig is the biggest war memorial in the Pacific for Americans and a few Filipino military men killed during World War II. Most of them  lost their lives on New Guinea and the Philippines.




It has the largest number of graves, a total of roughly 17,202 headstones that are aligned to form a circular pattern.


The chapel which stands almost at the center of the cemetery is made of a tall white stone. Beside the chapel are two large hemicycles with large rectangular limestone’s where missing war causalities are honored. It also has 25 large mosaics maps recalling the achievements of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Pacific.







HOW TO GET THERE:  from anywhere in Manila, take a cab and tell the driver to take you to the Manila American Cemetery at the Global City in Taguig near Mckinley Hill. Make sure that the meter is on.

4 comments:

  1. yehey!! thanks for posting this! sinama ko ito sa photo walk options and i wanted to show my friend your photos and this post makes things easier. excited magpunta, ganda kasi pics. mwahahaha

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  2. Uy! Thanks. It's a huge compliment to encourage people with our photos.. naks naman.. I'm sure your photos will be great too. Sana nandyan kami para makasama sa photowalk niyo.

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  3. Ang busy nyo na pag andito kayo eh. =p Kelan kayo andito na wala pang sked? My friend, Danix, weekend game. Marami kaming lined up na places around Manila including the BHS, National Museum, the Pasig Ferry, Ateneo, Etc. Etc!

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  4. Ang busy nyo pag andito kayo eh. =p Kelan kayo andito na wala pang sked? My friend, Danix, weekend game. Marami kaming lined up na places around Metro Manila including Boni High Street, National Museum, Pasig Ferry, Ateneo, Manila Ocean Park, etc. etc! =)

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