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small and forgotten

The cemetery is quite small and looks like no one is taking care of it any more. I would recommend... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Warsaw, Poland
Hard to find

We had been following the Sandakan Death March trail and as part of that was interested to see... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2015
farnham common
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Sep 4, 2017
“Serene and Beautiful”
Mar 27, 2017
“small and forgotten”
Sandakan, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We left the English Tea House around 11.00am and walked to the Chinese Cemetery and later the Japanese Cemetery. As we reached the peak of the hill at the Japanese Cemetery, we spent at least 30 minutes there, admiring the beautiful view from there. We...More

Thank Meena B
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The cemetery is quite small and looks like no one is taking care of it any more. I would recommend it only if you are around and have a car.

1  Thank Aleksandraaaa
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I was surprised that this place came up as a tourist attraction. There's really not much to see and I would only recommend driving past rather than wasting time here.

Thank Partlyblonde
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This place is very well kept by the Autralians.The commonwealth armies were kept as prisoners and the Japanese forced them to build bridges.Only four managed to escape.

1  Thank neejol
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We had been following the Sandakan Death March trail and as part of that was interested to see where the Japanese Cemetery was. We had a map but it did not help - this was down an unmarked track and it was only our determination...More

Thank JandJFarnhamCommon
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Its alright, not a must see but still very interesting. It has a bit of an eerie feeling. Was interesting to see how grandeur the grave sites were!

Thank frank_1100
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Really enjoyed my afternoon in the Japanese Cemetery. Beautiful, calm serene cemetery that offers a great view of the ocean. And a unique cemetery from a western perspective, as it offers unique graves, in a very unique waterfront setting. Definitely a highlight in Sandakan.

Thank TableTopTim
Reviewed 14 May 2015

The cemetery is perched on top of a hill which is starting to crumble. The graves are not numerous but it is a beautiful and remote setting (as well as a lovers' paradise, it appears). One must pass the Chinese cemetery which is very large...More

Thank Chaschix
Reviewed 29 January 2015

the trip through the forest there was much more eventful and interesting than the actual destination.

Thank Jessy W
Reviewed 31 August 2014

I couldn't find a separate listing for the Chinese Cemetery in Sandakan, so I have added my review under the Japanese Cemetery listing as in Lonely Planet the 2 locations are grouped together. To get to the Chinese Cemetery we got a taxi from the...More

Thank AndrewF729
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