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Mount Samat National Shrine - Dambana ng Kagitingan

Pilar, Luzon, Philippines
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A solemn reminder for peace and freedom

We were in Bataan visiting family and saw the kilometer markers of the death march. My interest in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tcayala
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Chula Vista, California
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Valor Shrine

I was really amaze on this place , which stand tall despite of many strong earthquakes happened... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alvin r
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Pilar, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Bataan visiting family and saw the kilometer markers of the death march. My interest in them brought us here. An eye opener... The travel to Mt Samat was not too far from Orion, Bataan, but the roads up to the cross were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really amaze on this place , which stand tall despite of many strong earthquakes happened from the past, it stood still. The place offer a great city view and good for cardio. More stairs more fun. What are the things to improve: 1....More

Thank alvin r
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am kinda disappointed as the shrine were closed when we went here. Spacious area and windy just like in Baguio. We just enjoyed picture taking of some breath taking views on top. Public comfort room should be well-maintained and cleaned, stinky and dirty that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located on top of Mount Samat Bataan the monument is a must see for all travellers who loves scenic views of the land below. A huge cross stand super tall which can be seen from afar! An elevator will soon allow people to go up...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This tourist spot in Bataan brings patriotic spirit to every visitor. . It awakens our understanding how our forefathers fought and die for the freedom we now enjoy. Its a state of the art shrine and despite the long walks and climbs, you wont regret...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

A visit to this National Shrine will never be a waste of time. The Colonnade and the Cross serve as a reminder of the heroics of both Filipino and American Soldiers during World War II. This well-maintained shrine in the province of Bataan is a...More

Thank sabi0james
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Did you know that the cross at Mt. Samat Shrine is the second largest cross in the world? The largest is in Valle de los Caidos (El Escorial, Spain). This is a fact shared with me by a friend who works with a Mt. Samat...More

Thank Grace0904
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Visiting this war memorial the second time around is a much more moving experience for me now that I'm older. One cannot help but feel emotional, sad, yet proud at the same time, for the valor and gallantry of all the soldiers whether they are...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

the place has a creepy solemn atmosphere.Everything there reminds us of that bloody part of our history. visit the hallow grounds and you will feel the pride and pain of our veterans. Landscape is well maintained. Comfort room are shiny clean. only downside; the elevator...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

A fitting memorial to the men who gave so much in the defense of the Philippines against Japanese aggression in WWII. Filipino and American service members and civilians are honored here, and in fitting tribute. Only 30 php entrance fee, which is cheap, and the...More

Thank Kevin B
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melindasmelinda
11 July 2017|
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Response from Nylinor | Reviewed this property |
via own vehicle, I think around 45mins-1hour
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mcd8427
22 February 2015|
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yes
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