Peleliu Peace Memorial Park, Peleliu Island, Palau

Peleliu Peace Memorial Park


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.