Peleliu Peace Memorial Park

Memorial in Peleliu

Image by Jean-Bernard CARILLET Lonely Planet

On the southwestern tip of the island, the Japanese government built this memorial in 1985 for those who perished on Palau during WWII. The monument comprises a rectangular concrete block with basaltic inlays, supported by two massive concrete slabs. During a visit in April 2015, Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko offered flowers and prayers at the cenotaph.

The park is also a pleasant picnic area. From here, Angaur island is clearly visible to the south and, when the surf crashes, there are some small blowholes that erupt near the shore.

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