- Monuments and Memorials, Parks and Gardens Type
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As its name suggests, the Kings Park State War Memorial – a set of several different structures that honor Australians for their service and sacrifice across history – is located in Kings Park & Botanical Garden. The nearly 60-foot granite cenotaph honors all fallen Western Australians with bronze plaques etched with the names of nearly 4,000 Australians who died during World War II, as well as those who lost their lives in conflicts that followed. Along the western side of the memorial area, visitors will find the Court of Contemplation and the Pool of Reflection, which is lit by the continuously burning Flame of Remembrance, signifying the promise to remember the fallen.
Recent travelers described the war memorial as "thought-provoking" and "captivating." Others said the panoramic views of the Swan River and surrounding Perth are additional reasons to pay a visit.
Located in the northeastern corner of Kings Park & Botanical Garden, the State War Memorial is free to visit any time day or night. For more information, visit the website.
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