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Taukkyan

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Taukkyan is a city in Yangon Division of the Irrawaddy region in Myanmar.

Allied War Cemetery and Memorial, Taukkyan

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  • Taukkyan War Cemetery (Beyond the long distance bus terminal). The graves of over 6,000 allied soldiers and memorials together with the names of over 27,000 allied soldiers who lost their lives in Burma during the Second World War. Well-maintained by the Commonwealth Graves Commission, the sheer mass of names gives a sense of the destructive nature of war, and some sense of the destruction the war brought to Burma. From Yangon, a visit to the cemetery can easily be combined with a trip to Bago. Rent a car (USD20 round trip) or take a bus (from either the Aung Minglar Terminal or from the intersection of the Strand and Sule Pagoda Rd) (700 kyat). Flagging down a pickup (300 kyat) or bus for the return journey is easy from outside the cemetery.

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