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Taukkyan War Cemetery

Taukkyan War Cemetery is no ordinary spot in Myanmar. It is the final resting place of those who laid down their lives at a tender age to protect the peace and liberty that those who were fortunate to survive enjoy.

Situated in the village of Taukkyan, about 25 kilometres of Yangon on Pyay road, lies the remains of 6,374 soldiers of World War 2 and 52 soldiers in World War 1, who all died in Myanmar. A memorial pillar called the Rangoon Memorial was also constructed on site in memory of the 27,000 Commonwealth soldiers who died in the country during the Second World War without identified graves. Their names are vividly and reverently inscribed on these pillars. Also contained in this cemetery are the 867 graves of unidentified soldiers. The consecrated spot invokes a mixed-emotion of sadness, pride, and gratitude.



Taukkyan War Cemetery is located in Pyay Road, Yangon, Myanmar.


Opening Days and Hours

Opens daily, 24 hours.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to this attraction is free.


How to Get There

  • Fly to Yangon, Brunei via AirAsia, Malaysian Airlines.
  • From the airport, board a taxi to Yangon city proper.
  • In the city centre, charter a taxi to Taukkyan War Cemetery.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups


Time to Spend

Suggested duration is 1 to 2 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit the pagoda is between 8:00 and 12:00.



Dining options in Yangon include 50th Street Bar and Grill, Ashoka Indian Restaurant, Aung Thokha, Cafe Dibar, Golden Duck, Green Elephant Restaurant, and Inya 1 Restaurant and Bar.



Nearby Attractions

  • Sule Pagoda
  • Botataung Pagoda
  • National Museum of Myanmar



Accommodations around Yangon can be availed at USD 80 to USD 250 per night. Options include Melia Yangon, Hotel Yangon, Novotel Yangon, Hotel Grand United and Hotel Yankin.

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