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Mount Samat National Shrine - Dambana ng Kagitingan

Pilar, Luzon, Philippines
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WWII Historical Landmarks Day Tour of Bataan from Manila
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is the monument for our heroes for their courage that defended our families, loved ones and our country to the invading soldiers. The roads are very inclined and narrow. Be very careful when driving upwards. Very exciting to the passengers going up. Very...More

Thank romanvictorsantos
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Steep uphill drive for almost 15-20mins going there. Your vehicle should be in tip top shape. Once there, the climbing dont stop. You can choose to ride it up more after the gate or climb up in foot. Visit the musuem first if you opt...More

2  Thank Noah O
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Place is nice to have a view of the Municipalitites of Bataan. Good to see Historical replicas of Weapons and others things used during WW2 The elevator of the cross on top of the mountain is still not working for a while.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Mt. Samat is a historic mountain in Pilar, Bataan. A national shrine dedicated to the heroic fallen Filipino and American soldiers that regroup to fight the Imperial Japanese Army. The 302-ft Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valor) Memorial Cross standing at the summit have several...More

Thank Honey260809
Reviewed 11 April 2017

To go to this place makes you remember the soldiers who fought in World War II and the sacrifices they made for our country.

Thank Gigi1460
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Mount Samat became a national shrine in the Philippines where 74,000 American and Filipino soldiers had their last stand against the Japanese forces. From Mount Samat, the Allied soldiers were forced to march to Tarlac and only 54,000 survived due to hunger and atrocities of...More

Thank JTMFraginal
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This place gives you a glimpse of how it was like during the war. Museum fee is 40 pesos + 40 pesos parking. Make sure you try hiking towards the Dambana ng Kagitingan. If you physically cant, you can opt to drive going further up....More

2  Thank She S
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The Dambana ng Kagitingan originally stirred my curiosity from the likes of reading textbooks, documentaries and people whom i have met who have gone there. It is a nearly 4 hour drive by commute. Ride a Genesis Liner or a Bataan Transit bus either going...More

Thank ezarra101
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I loved the aesthetics on top of the shrine. It's a lovely white marble monument amidst a pretty garden. It was fun to take photos on a windy day. The museum needs improvement though

Thank Sunshineinthecity22
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We've visited last February 2017. The place's great and fun. But the Cross is under renovation. Don't forget to make a wish they said the place is miraculous. :)

Thank Mark Glenn L
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