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Address: Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines

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I have been on that place many time over the last 10 year. Nice open area place with good look to Samar Island, and the bay where the american fleet and army start the invation... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

I have been on that place many time over the last 10 year. Nice open area place with good look to Samar Island, and the bay where the american fleet and army start the invation 20th October 1944. When you looking on the Statue of Gen. MacArthur you will find a big mistake. The Statue show 5 star on his... More 

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

Me and my friends from work were heading home after working out when we decided to stop by the beach to get sand on our toes and listen to the waves. To our surprise, there was a wedding going on and it was beautiful. The sea breeze was cold and the gentle waves crashed on the shoreline making the wedding... More 

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Thank Hazel Joy T
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

I was there in the 1980s. All that was there were the bronze statues. Now, it has expanded into a beautiful park.

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Thank Eva C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Red beach was one of the landing sites of Gen. MacArthur and the allies when they took back the Philippines from the Japanese. Contrary to popular belief, its not called Red beach because of the blood that spilled here...it was just a code name for the beach.

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1 Thank JA M
Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Go get your photo taken with a 2x life size bronze Douglas MacArthur (and entourage), storming the beach as he "returns" to the Philippines. Read the messages from world leaders on plaques nearby.

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Thank Peter B
Nowra, Australia
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

The day I visited it was a bit wet and overcast. The beach itself was washed away by typhoon Yolanda. If your a history buff, it is well worth a visit. The place where Genaral Macarthur returned to the Philippines during the 2nd world war. When I was there there were tourists with replica M15 assault rifles and helmets getting... More 

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Thank Alfred T
Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

This is another check on our bucket list for places to visit in the Philippines. Though it took us a year later, because of typhoon Yolanda, it was definitely worth the wait. At first I thought the statues were on the beach itself. Good thing I was wrong. It was before the beach and within the park area. You can... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

Significance: The battle at Leyte Gulf was not a walk in the park. The American Navy encountered heavy resistance by the Japanese forces. This was dubbed as the Greatest Naval Battle in history. Reinforcements were sent from the North and from the East. The Memorial This memorial however may be hard to visit when it rains specially to people in... More 

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Manila
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Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Red Beach is where Gen. Douglas Macarthur first stepped back on Philippine soil 70 plus years ago after he fled to Australia when Bataan & Corregidor were being overrun by the Japanese Forces in 1942. The local government has done a good job in developing the site and maintaining it through the years. There are several markers. The first are... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Spent evening with family here on the beach. Still a lot of work needed to restore beach to pre-Yolanda but it is a nice place to relax and enjoy the warm water.

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