Mt. Samat

Mt. Samat Rd., Pilar, Bataan

Mt. Samat
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Pearl R.
5.0 Stars

The large cross atop the mountain of Samat in Brgy. Diwa, Pilar, Bataan is about 555m above sea level. Getting to this place by car is a bit tricky with its long winding road but that's one of the things that we enjoyed while going up to the shrine.

Entrance fee is PHP 35.00 and additional PHP 30.00 for the parking fee. We parked near the gate and decided to just walk until we reach the cross. When you reach the shrine, don't forget to read the history posted on the marble walls, it will give you a better understanding of what happened during the WWII. This shrine is dedicated to the fallen Filipinos and Americans during the WWII.
To reach the cross, you'll have to climb a stone paved path all the way up. The view while going up is so breathtaking.

You can actually go at the very top of the cross. Unfortunately, the elevator was out of service due to an ongoing maintenance.

Will surely go back here.

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Tina B.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Mindy M.
3.0 Stars

If you want to learn about Philippine history and the journey behind the celebration of April 9 as a holiday, you should drop by this place and make yourself appreciative of your current state of living.
Located in Pilar, Bataan getting to this place by car is a bit tricky with its long winding road. Recommended to come up here on a non-rainy day. It's the safest time.
We arrived at the place early in the morning, the place opens up at 8am with P30 entrance for the museum and P50 parking fee.
When we went there, the place was still very foggy. We couldnt see traces of the big, white cross. We were a bit disappointed. We climbed up the stairs and all the way to the summit. Could have been a very beautiful view if the place was not covered in fog. :( We visited the museum too and learned more about the history of the Death March and how Filipinos have lived during that war.
When we are about to head back to our car, thats when the cross has showed up! Free from clouds and fog!!! I really thanked God for this miracle. We didnt end up wasting our visit.
Some opportunities on our visit:
They said there should be an elevator inside the cross so you get a better view of Bataan. This was not working when we were there.
No spots for food stop. As this place is frequented by visitors, a good food shops or two should be made available to encourage more visitors to drop by the place.
Overall, it was a good place to visit in Bataan!

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Karen C.
5.0 Stars

Why I actually loved the place?

128561 Who would have thought Death Marchers would reach this place?

128533 How did they even placed that cross on that hill? Or a mountain?

9786️ Why is it so cold and windy up on that cross? Hihi.

If you love history, its one good place to go.

If you want to go to Baguio, but no time? Why not in Mt. Samat. Its high enough.

If you want to experience heights, its a one good adventure. 128077🏻

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Ygie M.
4.0 Stars

They have an entrance of 20 pesos per head. :) Since this was my 2nd time and I didnt came up the cross the last time we went up in the cross it costs 10 pesos per head :)

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Chito M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Shae R.
4.0 Stars

When in Bataan, one just has to pay a visit to Mt. Samat.

You get to see the Dambana ng Kagitingan and learn all about Philippine history, specifically the time of the Japanese invasion. If you're a history buff, I'm sure you'll love it! Plus, for P10/person, you get to go to the top of the Mt. Samat Memorial Cross (riding an elevator.. If it were up to me, I'd rather go trekking 128514) and see all of Bataan 36 stories above the ground!

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Anrey C.
5.0 Stars

This is our next stop after we left at Las Casas Filipinas.. what a long zigzag drive to reach the top.. As we reach the top we stay for some minutes until they open the door to get inside the very big cross...unfortunately weather gone bad for a while, a sign of strong rain to come that's why the guards and caretaker advises us to leave before rain starts because the road going down will be very dangerous..that's why we left without seeing what's inside the cross we just stop and went to dambana ng kagitingan..

I'm so happy na ok na yung phone after it hang yesternight few minutes after we arrived back to manila..kala ko di nko makakapagreview..censya namn addict na sa pag rereview hihi..

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Rose C.
4.0 Stars

Dambana ng kagitingan. Eto yung reason why we have this holiday "ARAW ng KAGITINGAN"
In memory of the filipino and american soldiers who died during the 130km march it was during the world war II.

This place is really peaceful. You need to go through the sharp curves upon reaching the top or walk up the stairs...

to reach the top of the cross, they offer an elevator ride. The view at the top is great though its hard to look on it cause they have a small opening where you can peek to see the view.

Lots of souvenir shops here and merienda stores.... To get along with the cool wind, we ate magnum on top of mt. samat! Hahahahah

Entrance fee: 10 pesos
Elevator ride: 10 pesos

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Mgpbikeshop Bataan R.
4.0 Stars

Mt. Samat is good place to go to when your in bataan... Suggest that you bring some snacks and drinks because i dont remember them selling those. The museum was nice pero medyo bitin and the cross was great... Very nice view on the top..

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Jamie G.
5.0 Stars

An impromptu Mt. Samat trip is the best! I went with my loves, Eva Jean O, Mae E, Mia, Asi and the kids. WHAT A TRIP! It was all fun and laughter until we realized (or, actually, just Asi) that gas was almost empty halfway up. We had to drive down to fill up and go back up again. WHEW!!!

It was ahhhmazing up there!!! View was breathtaking. It must be overlooking the whole of Bataan. The monkeys were swaying freely up in the trees. We even saw an eagle gliding above us!

It wasn't just the nature. It was history. (That I know about zero knowledge of, so I won't even try to narrate.)

I would come back again if I was given the chance... I loved everything about it. That day was unforgettable.

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Randy M.
4.0 Stars

i brougth my family around few years back... sometimes its nice to visit places w/ historical and sense of nationalism - allowing our kids together remembering our hereos & cultural heritage... it also good to help them appreciate more to study our history & make them realize the importance of being patriotic and proud being Filipino...

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Ichan D.
5.0 Stars

Nature lovers and extreme sports enthusiasts will love this historical place.

Sitting atop of Mt. Samat is The Dambana ng Kagitingan, a shrine with the symbolic huge cross, which is built to commemorate our war heroes from World War 2. You could either ride or take a long hike to go up there. The longest zipline in Luzon is also located near the base of this mountain. A firing range is also situated here for all of you gun enthusiasts or even those who wants to experience the rush of using firing arms.

The long zigzag-paved road of Mt. Samat is also home to the local longboarding community, The Orion Skim Crew. Longboarding is a rising trend in Bataan and this is one the best downhill spots for longboarding enthusiasts not only for the locals, even others from out of town. And even other visitors have said that this is one of the best downhill courses in the country. Longboarding events and races are also being held here, and is also being visited by pro longboarders not only from other areas in the country (Grupo Nopo, United etc.), but also from other countries (Zack Maytum). You can search Youtube for longboarding videos in this area.

If you ever visit Bataan, I highly recommend you to visit this beautiful place, where nature and extreme sports lovers can co-exist.

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Audrey Marie N.
4.0 Stars

Ah Mt. Samat... Very serene. A tourist spot you have to o to in Bataan.

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