Plaza Cuartel

From afar, this looks like just a simple park, but behind it is a tragic history.  This place is a restored ruins and a reminder of the Palawan Massacre during the World War II.  
Entrance gate of the Plaza
During the World War II, more or less 150 American Prisoners of War were burnt, shot and hunted down by Japanese soldiers in this spot. Only 11 POW survived by swimming to the the nearest land, Iwahig. The remains of those who died were buried at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Missouri, United States. 
Memorial marker for the POW who died in the tragedy
The only reminder of the grim tragedy is a monument that was built to commemorate what happened.  It’s a very tragic event and praying never to happen again. This is a very solemn place and you would want to stay if you never knew the story.  It gives me goose bumps just knowing what happened. 

Inside the plaza
This has become one of the tourist attractions in Puerto Princesa. It's always included in all of the tour package, which for me is a good thing.  So people will know what happened and how these people gave their life in the name of freedom and honor.

Address: Town Plaza Complex, Puerto Princesa, Palawan 
How to get There: Ride a tricycle for Php8.00 per person or Php50.00 per tricycle. It takes 15 to 20 minutes, depends on where you are coming. 
Entrance Fee: None


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