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Mount Samat National Shrine - Dambana ng Kagitingan

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Always the same

We drive here everytime we have friends on visit from Europe, as here is a good story about wwwII... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2015
Subic, Philippines
The Magnificient Holy Cross

Really wow to see cross atop of hills . View from the top is amazing . There is museum which... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2015
Vadodara, India
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Pilar, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Had a chance to visit the place with my 11, 10 and 5 year old kids. At first they did not want to go, but we insisted saying it will be both entertaining and educational. And indeed it was, my kids learned a lot about...More

Thank EdgarAntonio
Reviewed May 13, 2015

We drive here everytime we have friends on visit from Europe, as here is a good story about wwwII and a beautiful view over the whole area

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Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

The place is a memorial to those who lost there only the artifacts remind me that the place was once a battlefield a final stand against the Japanese during there invasion of the Philippines the giant cross is visible form a distance away

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Reviewed April 14, 2015

Really wow to see cross atop of hills . View from the top is amazing . There is museum which reminds us of the hardships faced by Philippinos . Well deserved and very hard fought victory . Barbaric and atrocious of the Japanese army ....More

Thank Alok10
Reviewed March 25, 2015

I won't get tired in going to this place because this place is very close to my heart. This is the place where I can meditate because the place is so quiet and peaceful. This is in the top of the mountain that makes it...More

3  Thank patring1026
Reviewed March 24, 2015

Climbing the stairs one could feel the hardships that our "veteran's" had. And upon reaching the Dambana It's so fulfilling and amazing works of God and mankind .

Thank Yam V
Reviewed February 6, 2015

Just like in Corregidor, I got this indescribable feeling of pride and respect for our heroes. This attraction is solely dedicated for our war heroes. For the entrance fee of 20 pesos, we got the chance to see the altar/hall, ride up the cross to...More

1  Thank Rohise
Reviewed January 19, 2015

A stop at Mount Samat was automatically included in the itinerary once it was decided that we were going on a Bataan road trip. We headed north from Metro Manila before dawn on Dec 21, a Sun. After a quick breakfast at NLEX Shell Select...More

3  Thank baroom
Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

a long and winding road :) the drive was all worth it.. out of plan, we just decided to have a road trip and when we saw the cross from a vast distance, alas! we tripped and there we were!! worth the gas, the sweat...More

Thank thedz D
Reviewed October 22, 2014

This place is close to my heart. Some family members are veterans and active military. What an amazing place! Be prepared to walk for 2-hours on this steep incline, if you don't have a private vehicle to take you up to the top.

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Response from Nylinor | Reviewed this property |
via own vehicle, I think around 45mins-1hour