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“Very Scenic and informative”

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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

This place has a wealth history to share. It's very scenic and has a an excellent access road to the shrine. I suppose they could have done a better job in maintaining the place. The museum inside have nice photos , although not that much. the letters written by generals during the war surrendering to the Japanese is quite surreal. I just hope that elevator inside cross monument will be fixed sooner. Highly recommended...for overnight accommodations, Balanga does have hotels, but if you're looking for a resort-type of accommodation, suggestion is to go to bagac.

1  Thank Junie T
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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

We brought our client here who was on a short business trip here since it is relatively close to clark/angeles city (1hr by private car), and the expectations we set were relatively low so it exceeded all of that. The museum was educational and chilling, the hike up the actual cross was fun, the view deck at the foot of the cross, pillars and all that stuff was great. Good enough to spend at least 2hrs of your time. The only down side is that the elevator that you use to get inside the actual cross is not working at the time of our visit, not sure if it still does since there were chains on it. So i say lower your expectations then be surprised.

2  Thank Kelvin R
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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

This is a must - visit place for every Filipino. My grandfather was in the death march and he ended up in the death camps. He survived to tell us stories of his experience but I never imagined how it truly was.

Thank Patricia E
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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

A great day to reflect on history and take in panoramic views
Large cross which you can take an elevator to be top
Nice hike
Good for family or friends
Snacks and water sold at the top
Stairs and ramps so it's easy to climb your way up
Very nice memorial

1  Thank michael s
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

The historical shrine was built in honor of the Filipino and American soldiers who fought during WWII. There is a museum where you can go around and see some memorabilia from the WWII and the Battle of Bataan and a large memorial cross located near the summit of Mt. Samat. Visiting this place made me feel proud of our very own heroes during WWII, to our soldiers, I salute you.

The place is well-maintained and is simply beautiful.

Thank celineaquino
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