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Mount Samat National Shrine - Dambana ng Kagitingan

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Pilar, Luzon, Philippines
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great reminder that if we want peace, prepare for war...

the place has a creepy solemn atmosphere.Everything there reminds us of that bloody part of our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A Memorial to Valor

A fitting memorial to the men who gave so much in the defense of the Philippines against Japanese... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“death march” (17 reviews)
Pilar, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Pulangbahag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

If you wanna have some rides with your friends well I suggest this is the best one. Scenery is amazing.

2  Thank margie p
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Mt Samat is such a great attraction, you see the cross from miles away on you way there, but its not till you're underneath it, that you realise the sheer size of it. We got a tricycle up and down the hill for about 100...More

Thank William G
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

The place is a national treasure. It represents our history. Theres a museum with a collections of World War remains. Well maintained, reasonably price of entrance fee and with panoramic view on top. A must see Bataan pride.

Thank eunsoohuang
Reviewed August 9, 2017

The place is well maintained. It is very relaxing. Entrance fee is 30 php. You can choose to hike ( about 8kms) or ride a tricycle ( 100/person for one way). It's too bad that the elevator was not working when we went there. It...More

1  Thank Lj A
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Visit Mt. Samat Shrine for a relaxing experience. It will be appreciated by both young and young at heart:) Entrance is very cheap (20 pesos per pax i.e. $0.50) and it already includes the entrance to the Museum. What more can you ask for?

Thank JojoOliveros
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Visiting the place makes me recall my history, recalling the unnamed soldiers in the death march. The place is rich in stories of brave men and women who fought for our freedom. Riding the small elevator is an experience taking you back to several years...More

Thank Mitos P
Reviewed July 11, 2017

This shrine commemorates the bravery, courage and sacrifices of Filipino & American soldiers when the Japanese invaded the Philippines during World War II. The shrine is 302ft high memorial cross, made of steel, concrete & marble. An elevator and a view deck at the arms...More

2  Thank dtpagud
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

This place houses some relics of the Bataan Battle. The stronghold that fell after 3 months of holding down their grounds. The museum holds some information of how the battle went about. Its also recommended to visit Corregidor so that you can know more about...More

1  Thank Kris N
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July 11, 2017|
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Response from Nylinor | Reviewed this property |
via own vehicle, I think around 45mins-1hour
February 22, 2015|
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