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Mount Samat National Shrine - Dambana ng Kagitingan

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Pilar, Luzon, Philippines
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Spectacular view, ride 36 stories to the chapel in the cross

We had a lovely time here, drive up was really nice and green and when we got to the tp it’s very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
samanthajoanne1974
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Melbourne, Australia
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Fantastic but....(Dambana ng Gagitingan)

It is a beautiful place on top of a mountain that has, what believe the biggest cross in the world... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cindylou1000
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New York City, New York
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Pilar, Luzon, Philippines
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US$14 per adult
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time here, drive up was really nice and green and when we got to the tp it’s very nice. Great view 360 degrees from beach to mountains as far as You can see. We rode to the chapel in the cross,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a beautiful place on top of a mountain that has, what believe the biggest cross in the world, not to mention a beautiful drive up this mountain. The only problem I had with this place is the maintenance of the place. All artifacts...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for a side trip before going to Las Casas de Acuzar de Filipinas. Been wanting to visit this place for decades. Too bad, we came a little bit early. The elevator going on top of the cross is not opened until April 9....More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Though travelled during typhoon Domeng with on and off Mansoon rainy during the trip. The place can be reached by private vehicle . Checked your brake and be ready for the road construction currently on going. Even if it was rainy and foggy the place...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is a cool place to visit. Especially since I was with someone who enjoys history and World War 2 memorabilia. Although on the way up, the roads were under repair. Hopefully, that should be finished in a month and people can actually enjoy the...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

A must try roadtrip with family and friends. Not just for family bonding but able to appreciate the historic place that honor the brave Filipino and American Soldier during World War II. The Shrine is situated on top of 1787ft high mountain but no need...More

Thank Marlyn P
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The museum is small but worth visiting. Some photos of from the war are moving, a gentle reminder of our ancestors' sacrifice. The elevator on the cross was under maintenance but totally fine because I wasn't planning to climb higher anyway. The view is already...More

Thank santiajo
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 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

Thank tcayala
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 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 8 April 2018 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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melindasmelinda
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via own vehicle, I think around 45mins-1hour
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