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Mount Samat National Shrine - Dambana ng Kagitingan

Pilar, Luzon, Philippines
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HIstorical Place

The drive from Orani to Mt. Samat was a bliss (30 minutes), especially the drive up to Mt. Samat's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mia P
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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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 1 July 2018
samanthajoanne1974
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Melbourne, Australia
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“death march” (18 reviews)
“world war ii” (13 reviews)
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Pilar, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Mia P
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Reviewed 1 July 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

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Reviewed 30 June 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

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Reviewed 18 June 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

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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

Thank GrannyBaguio
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Reviewed 29 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

Thank jczephyr
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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 14 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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melindasmelinda
11 July 2017|
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via own vehicle, I think around 45mins-1hour
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