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Mount Samat National Shrine - Dambana ng Kagitingan

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Huge Cross on the Mountain Top

The biggest cross lay on the top of this Mt Samat. Its an educational trip for us. At the mountain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sujez
"Historical Place to Honor The Brave"

This is a place where one can truly feel the dedication and bravery of these amazing soldiers. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
annminky
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Mt. Samat is one of the top mountains that can be reached by car or any roadworthy vehicle. Seeing this mountain from afar is quite exciting. As you go nearer, you will be amazed of the huge cross atop of this mountain. It was the...More

11  Thank Giovanni P
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 13, 2014

I want to first point out that I believe Mt Samat is a five star attraction for Bataan and the Philippines as a whole. However, until some items are addressed, I am giving it a 1 Star Rating and my reasons will be listed at...More

5  Thank Wreck D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The biggest cross lay on the top of this Mt Samat. Its an educational trip for us. At the mountain top at the end of your climb, there is an amazing view.

Thank Sujez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place where one can truly feel the dedication and bravery of these amazing soldiers. The place itself was kept clean, with beautiful foliage and well-maintained road. The security at the entrance was kind and courteous as he pointed out where we can...More

Thank annminky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the Historical place to visit when in Bataan, Great view, unfortunately the elevator is still not functioning,so you can't experience your inside the Cross.

Thank glaiza d
Reviewed August 30, 2018

A great place to remember great soldiers. i was amazed to see that cross. During my elementary I have always wanted to see it and give my respects to our fallen soldiers. The view is definitely an A+. You'd see greens. I just hope there...More

Thank aiienn
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The long and winding uphill ride to Mount Samat after our visit to Las Casas was kind of ok. Despite the stormy weather and the fog, the ride uphill was uneventful, The museum at the base of the cross reminds us of the valor and...More

1  Thank Ygorotta
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The drive from Orani to Mt. Samat was a bliss (30 minutes), especially the drive up to Mt. Samat's National Shrine for our fallen heroes of WWII. It was scenic and lushes of green surround the highway, although I don't recommend AT vehicles, especially hutchbacks,...More

2  Thank Mia P
Reviewed July 1, 2018 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

2  Thank samanthajoanne1974
Reviewed June 30, 2018

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

Thank Cindylou1000
Reviewed June 18, 2018

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

Thank bubbles_x08
Reviewed June 10, 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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melindasmelinda
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via own vehicle, I think around 45mins-1hour
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