Unique Places in Guam

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    B-52 Grey Ghost Relic

    by Ewingjr98 Written Aug 10, 2014

    B-52 Grey Ghost Relic is the site of a scrapped B-52 bomber aircraft that is located near the runway on Andersen Air Force Base. This is one of seven B-52s scrapped on the base from 1974 to 1991. The aircraft was already scrapped and used for training when Typhoon Pamela hit Guam on May 21, 1976, and blew the tail section into the woods near the runway.

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    Tarague Beach, Andersen Air Force Base

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Aug 10, 2014

    Tarague Beach is located at the base of the cliffs north of Andersen Air Force Base at the northern end of Guam. The beach lies at the foot of an impressive 500-foot limestone cliff. The drive to the beach down Sanders Slope is one of the most stunning views on Guam, with the ocean in the distance over a forest of palm trees. The beach is somewhat dangerous, with strong undercurrents, but it does have one of the oldest coral reefs on Guam.

    The area is historically significant, with archeological findings from primitive settlements that date back to some 2,000 years B.C.

    Access to the beach is restricted to military ID card holders and their guests.

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    Merizo Bell Tower

    by Ewingjr98 Written Aug 9, 2014

    Merizo Bell Tower, or Kampanayun Malesso, looks ancient, but it was actually built in 1914 or 1919. The 24-foot tall stone tower was built by Father Cristobal de Canals, who helped the people of Merizo improve their lives. It is preserved today primarily as a monument to him and the work of the Catholic Church on Guam.

    The back of the tower has stairs leading to a doorway in the structure. Through this doorway is another set of stairs inside the tower that lead to the wooden structure that houses the bell.

    The tower is located next to Route 4 in Merizo.

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    Sumay Village

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Aug 5, 2014

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    Sumay, located on US Navy Base Guam, was once a large village of 2,000 residents. The village overlooked Apra Harbor, a fertile fishing ground and natural port. Over the past 200+ years, the Spanish, Americans, and Japanese fortified this harbor due to its strategic value, placing Sumay in a potential battle zone. This battle came n 1944, and Sumay was totally destroyed.

    Following the war, the Americans needed Apra Harbor for a military base, so they moved Sumay's former residents to a newly established village called Santa Rita, not far from Sumay's original location.

    Today, all that remains of Sumay is a large cemetery, a large white cross that marks the location of the former Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe Church, a simple sign describing the village, and a street in Santa Rita called Sumay Memorial Street.

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    National War Dog Cemetery

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Aug 2, 2014

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    The National War Dog Cemetery is located on Naval Base Guam, and it honors military working dogs, primarily those who took part in the invasion of Guam in 1944. During the battle the US Marine Corps landed 60 dogs on Guam to work as sentries, scouts, and explosive detectors. Of these 60 dogs, 25 died during the fighting and another 20 were wounded.

    The memorial was dedicated in 1994 and the dogs' remains were moved to a central location surrounding a statue of a working dog.

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    San Dionisio Church Ruins

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Aug 2, 2014

    Located just a few yards from the Magellan Monument are the ruins of the San Dionisio Church. The historic site, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, contains the ruins of a church constructed in 1862 by Spanish missionaries and destroyed in 1902 by an earthquake. Two earlier churches were built on this site, one in 1680 and one in 1693. In fact, churches here were damaged or destroyed by native uprising in 1684, by a typhoon in 1693, and by earthquakes in 1779, 1849, 1862, and 1902. Perhaps people who spend their lives seeking signs from a higher power should have recognized these signs that this wasn't the best place for a church.

    This location was the Spanish summer capital of Guam, and, in addition to the church, it had the Spanish governor's residence and the head priest's residence.

    According to the National Register of Historic Places:

    "The ruins of San Dionisio Church in Uinatac are all
    that remain of a complex of buildings that once served
    as the capital of Guam under Spanish rule during the
    1600's. At one time a Casa Real or Governor's House plus
    Fort Nuestra Senora del Carmen which was nothing more
    than a battery of cannon, also existed in the vicinity.

    The remains of San Dionisio Church are what is left
    of the Church that was constructed in 1862 arid destroyed
    in 1902 by an earthquake. This 1862 church possibly
    incorporated fragments of an earlier church built in 1693
    and destroyed in 1849 by an earthquake. Quite possibly
    an earlier church was constructed on the site in 1680
    and was destroyed in 1693 by a typhoon and tidal wave.

    "The church is currently in ruins and has been
    since 1902, when it was destroyed by an earthquake.
    The ruins of the church are sixty feet by thirty-five
    feet with an additional room at the rear of twentyfour
    feet by seventeen feet, The walls and buttresses
    of manposteria are six feet thick and in places reach
    thirteen feet high. In the rear, by the sanctuary,
    two columns of manposteria are evident."

    The ruins with the Magellan Monument in the back

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    Carabaos

    by machomikemd Written Apr 20, 2012

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    Carabaos are Philippine Water Buffaloes that were imported by the Spanish to Guam to be a beast of burden and now, the local chamorros love these Water Buffaloes since thy use them for just about anything like farming, carrying heavy loads of produce or equipment or as a mode of transport and they were up in arms when the US Navy tried to Cull many carabaos roaming the Assorted Naval Bases in the Island. You can hardly see any live carabao in the main tourist areas but you will see many carabao statues gaily decorated in many of the places at tumon and tamuning and hagatna areas. Many of the tourists pose at the carabao statues in the hotels.

    the carabao a carabao statue at the hotel carabao statue in Aji Ichi Carabao Statue in Chamorro Village more carabao statues
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    Filipino Community in Guam

    by machomikemd Written Apr 14, 2012

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    Filipinos form a big part of the population of Guam, Comprising about 30% of the island's population and hence you would see many filipino restaurants, food stalls, shops and even the largest Mall of Guam, the Micronesia Mall is owned by a filipino-chinese taipan, Lucio Tan who also owns Philippine Airlines. The Agana Shopping Center is owned by another Filipino-chinese Taipan, Henry Sy who also owns the only SM Store in Guam located also in the Agana Shopping Center (see my makati philippine tips for the SM Malls) andn there are countless philippine banks and remittance centers around guam for the Filipino and Filipino-Americans where they can send the needed dollars to relatives back in the Philippines and they even sell condominiums back in the philipines. You would not feel homesick here in Guam if you have filipino roots but before talking to locals in The Tagalog Language, ask them first if they know it since Filipinos and the local Chamorros look alike.

    condominum advertisements at Agana Shopping Center BDO Remittance Cneter at SM Store filipino bench store micronesia mall Philippine TV Shows available at Cable TV
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    Jeff's Pirates Cove Shot Glass

    by machomikemd Written Apr 13, 2012

    Hey, Jeff's Pirates Cove, located at Ipan Beach in Talafofo Guam is a must things to do when in guam hence since I'm at the Pirates Cove Gift Shop, I must buy my favorite Shot Glasses and they have many kinds of the Shot Glass and there a little bit stiff at $ 8 for one shot glass. They have many shot glass designs and all of them cost $ 7.99 each.

    I will have a separate Jeff's Pirates Cove Dining, Shopping and Things to do tips, ok

    HOURS OF OPERATION
    Gift Shop and Seaside Museum
    8:00 am til 6:00 pm Every Day
    Restaurant and Bar
    8:00 am til 6:00 pm Monday thru Saturday
    8:00 am til 7:00 pm Sunday
    other Jeff's Pirates Cove Items Include:

    GIFT SHOP

    Tank Tops :
    Short Sleeve :
    Long Sleeve :

    $18.00 - $20.00
    $20.00 - 22.00
    $20.00

    Long Sleeve with hood :
    Baseball 3/4 Length Sleeve :
    Golf Shirts with Collar :

    $22.00
    $24.00
    $32.00

    Shipping and Handling :
    - $5.00 per shirt

    Email for Special Request
    Jeffrey E. Pleadwell
    CEO & General Manager
    Email: jpcpirate at teleguam.net

    JPC Internet Special
    - 4 shirts, 1 shot glass, 1 coffee cup, 1 16 oz. beer glass, 5 decals (various)
    - $100.00 + $20.00 Shipping and handling = $120.00

    address is: Jeff's Pirates Cove
    #111 S. Chalan Antigo
    Ipan Talofofo, Guam USA
    96915-3708

    the shot glass me again in the souvenir shop outside blurred
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    Jeff's Pirates Cove Refrigerator Magnets

    by machomikemd Written Apr 13, 2012

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    Hey, Jeff's Pirates Cove, located at Ipan Beach in Talafofo Guam is a must things to do when in guam hence since I'm at the Pirates Cove Gift Shop, I must buy my favorite Refrigerator Magnets and they have many kinds of the magnets but only one have theor logo written on the magnetized plastic hence that it the one that I bought. it costs $ 2 only but if you want to buy the more elaborate ones, they sell at $ 4 to $ 8 but they don't have the famous Jeff's Pirates Cove Logo.
    I will have a separate Jeff's Pirates Cove Dining, Shopping and Things to do tips, ok

    HOURS OF OPERATION
    Gift Shop and Seaside Museum
    8:00 am til 6:00 pm Every Day
    Restaurant and Bar
    8:00 am til 6:00 pm Monday thru Saturday
    8:00 am til 7:00 pm Sunday
    other Jeff's Pirates Cove Items Include:

    GIFT SHOP

    Tank Tops :
    Short Sleeve :
    Long Sleeve :

    $18.00 - $20.00
    $20.00 - 22.00
    $20.00

    Long Sleeve with hood :
    Baseball 3/4 Length Sleeve :
    Golf Shirts with Collar :

    $22.00
    $24.00
    $32.00


    Shipping and Handling :
    - $5.00 per shirt

    Email for Special Request
    Jeffrey E. Pleadwell
    CEO & General Manager
    Email: jpcpirate at teleguam.net

    JPC Internet Special
    - 4 shirts, 1 shot glass, 1 coffee cup, 1 16 oz. beer glass, 5 decals (various)
    - $100.00 + $20.00 Shipping and handling = $120.00

    address is: Jeff's Pirates Cove
    #111 S. Chalan Antigo
    Ipan Talofofo, Guam USA
    96915-3708

    the refrigerator Magnet ok yes! the gift shop me at the cove
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    Guam Shot Glasses

    by machomikemd Written Apr 13, 2012

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    Again, Shot glasses is one of my favorite collector items when I travel around and I make it a point to buy these shot glass goodies in my worldy travels and here is guam is no exception. Like the refrigerator magnets, shot glasses here are practically everywhere and you can buy them at convenience stores, ABC Stores (no 7-11's in Guam), souvenir shops, the chamorro village, shopping malls and at hotel stores & gift shops. The come in frosted glass, aluminum, pewter, iron and the prices depends on the material that you bought and on the design. they sell from $ 3.00 to $ 7, depending again on the materials used. What A nice way to collect souvenirs hehehe.

    guam shot glass more buy it at the hotel you can buy it at dfs
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    Guam Refrigerator Magnets

    by machomikemd Written Apr 13, 2012

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    As Everyone Knows, I'm an avid collector of Refrigarator Magnets of my travels to different places and being in Guam, this is no exception and the best deal here is that buying them has no extra as there is no sales tax here hehehe. the refrigerator magnets here in guam have many shapes and sizes and are available as magnetized strips or plastic themed with magnets or plain old steel or aluminum cast dyes with magnets at the back. you can buy these assorted refrigerator magnets everywhere at convenience stores, souvenir stores, malls and even at the chamorro village.

    costs of the refrigerator magnets are from $ 2 for a magnetized style to $ 3.50 for a plastic style and $ 5 to 7 for an iron or aluminum cast dye.

    yes! buying the ref magnets at abc stores more ref magnets again
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    Guam Lighters

    by machomikemd Written Apr 13, 2012

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    This is just my second visit to guam and this is the first time I bought at Guam Lighter as a souvenir as I usually buy refrigerator magnets and assorted shot glasses on the place that I've visited. You can buy the guam lighters everywhere like in ABC Stores, in K-Mart, in the assorted convenience stores around the Island and these variously designed Guam Lighters costs about $ 1.25 per piece and the irony here it that it is made in china hehehe.

    The lighters are cheap but buying cigarettes here at expensive as a pack of Marloros will cost $ 7.50 at any convenience stores.

    the guam lighter back cigarettes are expensive buyig at abc stores at my hotel veranda
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    War in the Pacific Historical Park..ASAN, GUAM

    by Nick06tc Written Mar 12, 2008

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    As a tropical Island is a great Beach getaway. But anyone familiar with history knows WWII on the pacific front, was a long way from home.

    In 1941 Japan invaded Guam, a US territory. For 3 VERY LONG years the Chumorro's, local Guam residents, were under bitter control and abuse from the japanese. They were put into labor camps and forced to build japanese entrentchments to ward off an invasion by the US. They built "Pill Box" fighting positions on the hills near the beaches.

    And due to its location, Asan Beach was a prime candidate for an american landing. Not nearly as well known as the D-Day landing on the European front, the Landing at Asan Beach on 21 July 1944. The battle lasted till 10 August 1944, when the americans finally captured the entire Island back fromt he Japanese.

    Today on the spot of the landing sit s a beautiful work. It was wlaking paths, benches, grills, monuments and marker stones with history. The cove it surrounds is amazingly clear water that is prefect for relaxing or snorkeling.

    Best of all it is free. The gates are open from 7am-3pm for parking. But you can visit at any hour.

    War in The Pacific National park entry Amphibiuos Land at Asan beach, Guam Monument Comemerating 50 yrs since the Liberation Monuments My wife on the beach near the monuments at
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    Get Invited to A Native's Home

    by pangelipc Written Jun 25, 2007

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    If you get invited to someone's home you can see the greenery that Guam has to offer. They are all very hospitable. They will share with you the abundance from their garden. They will invite you to their parties -- barbque -- fiestas and the like. Each village has their own patron saint, and fiesta. Even if you are not invited personally, if you know what village is having their fiesta guests are always welcome.

    Watering the garden to keep it green.
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