In Photos: Mount Samat National Shrine In Bataan, Philippines

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 0 Comments

Mount Samat National Shrine In Bataan, Philippines 

The Dambana ng Kagitingan or Shrine of Valour in the town of Pilár, province of Bataan, Philippines, is a world famous historical shrine located near the summit of Mount Samat. This memorial shrine complex was built to give big honor to the gallantry of the Filipino and American soldiers who fought during World War II. If you are a fan of overlooking spectacles with deep poginant historic significance, seeing the Mount Samat National Shrine is a must when in the Philippines.

A bit of history here: along with the island of Corregidor, Mount Samat was the site of the most vicious battle against the Japanese Imperial Army in 1942 during the Battle of Bataan. Suffering heavy losses against the Japanese all over Luzon, Filipino and American soldiers retreated to Bataan Peninsula to regroup for a last valiant but futile stand --- also known as the Bataan Death March.

Today, it’s the world’s second tallest cross, and the place has a lot to offer other than the evocative past. It’s a mountain outdoor experience, with great 360 view of the cities and towns nearby; you could easily spend a whole day away from Metro Manila. It’s a daytrip drive worthy of your travel when in the PH.

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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