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Suicide Cliff, Saipan

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Feel a chill run down your spine as you look out from Suicide Cliff, the site of one the most tragic events in World War II. It was from this lofty cliff in the north of Saipan that as many as 8,000 Japanese soldiers and civilians jumped to their death to avoid capture by U.S forces in 1944. Even women and children were among the casualties here, with the Japanese community believing their capture could only lead to a future of shame and torture. To visit Suicide Cliff on your trip to Saipan, use our Saipan online vacation builder.
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  • This is a must do on Saipan. You need to learn the history of the island, and this is a painful reminder of what war really is. I do wish it had more information, but it's a beautiful place with a... 
    This is a must do on Saipan. You need to learn the history of the island, and this is a painful reminder of what war really is. I do wish it had more information, but it's a beautiful place with a...  more »
  • Suicide Cliff is at the top of a stunning cliff and is one of the sites in Marpi Point National Historical landmark. The other sites include The Japanese Peace Memorial, The Korean Peace Memorial... 
    Suicide Cliff is at the top of a stunning cliff and is one of the sites in Marpi Point National Historical landmark. The other sites include The Japanese Peace Memorial, The Korean Peace Memorial...  more »
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  • How do you rate such a place of pain, fear, and death? 4 stars because it could use a bit more tending to and there's a little graffiti and damage/wear to the memorials. There are several headstones and a large monument with a couple of benches to sit on for quiet contemplation of the nature of war and propaganda. It is a somber place that has expansive views of the beach and would be a great place to take them in from, if it wasn't the place of so much pain.
  • Thousands of Japanese jumped to their death during WWII, now it is a selfie spot for tourists.

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