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Address: Kanhuraw Hill, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines

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The place is supposedly a sort of a peace remembrance between Japan and the Philippines, both countries engaged in a war from 1941 to 1944. Anyway, the park is not well maintained... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Tacloban, Philippines
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Tacloban, Philippines
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

The place is supposedly a sort of a peace remembrance between Japan and the Philippines, both countries engaged in a war from 1941 to 1944. Anyway, the park is not well maintained and has become a sort of a place where poor couples who could not afford hotels choose to fornicate here instead at night. Despite all these, the park... More 

Thank jerbysanto
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This historical place has been well known for young couples hiding in the bushes and doing some dirty deeds. Its a shame because it destroys the beauty of the place. I hope there will be changes and more security in this place soon.

Thank Hazel Joy T
Gingoog City, Philippines
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407 reviews
294 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stopped by to see after we were told it is nice to see on a quiet afternoon as we were finishing up a day of seeing new places in the city of Tacloban

Thank Luke T
Ormoc, Philippines
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

My kids and I always enjoyed this quiet space beside LGU Tacloban city . Best at sunrise and one can view Cancabato bay from the top . Very few frequesnt this reflection nook . best with a bicycle at the foot of the park . Sometime some litter ( unfortunately )

Thank LetsMakeItLeyte
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing to see here except a loads of young couples making put in the overgrown grass. Very disappointing, I don't know why this is listed as something to see. There is a statue, in the long grass.

Thank rick3011
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70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Now this was a weird place, for some reasons. By the time I came here, I was intrigued with the name of the statue, how Japan got involved, and what was the purpose of erecting such landmark in this part of the Visayas. The place was old but there's something in there that will make you wonder, ask, and think,... More 

Thank Eric E
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

This is in the grounds of the city hall. Overall the ground are very nice and are a very pleasant place to walk around. This section however is run down and overgrown compared to the very well manicured rest of the grounds. the explanation behind the madonna has been spray painted with nationalist graffiti. The madonna itself is interesting as... More 

Thank Jake F
Ormoc, Philippines
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Took the Bicycel from yellow Doors Hostel this time . Splendid auras at dawn . Just a tad bit of litter from the weekend unfortuately - most especially plastic wrappers . The LGU should cover this . it was a good meditation point .

Thank Jose N
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232 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

The name is very interesting. The history of the place is amusing. One can't escape the interesting background of this place and have a smile. What ever may be the history, this is one of the most peaceful place to sit, enjoys sea breeze and relax!

1 Thank HARI_2068
Tacloban, Philippines
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

A quiet place good to unwind and to see the beautiful bay of Cancabato. Its good also food picnic for the whole family.

1 Thank Sol Y

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