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Mt. Samat Shrine
Town/City:  Pilar
Province:  Bataan
14° 36.354N   120° 30.525E
Listed in Gallery:   Shrine & Monument

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a.k.a. Dambana ng Kagitingan
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Dambana ng Kagitingan (shrine of Valor) atop Mt. Samat (altitude 564 meters) in
Pilar town Bataan was built in 1966 in memory of the soldiers of World War II.
How to get there
From Manila, take the North Expressway (Balintawak Cloverleaf) and exit at San Fernando.
 From San Fernando, head southwestward about 34km all the way to the Layak junction that
leads to Olongapo.   At the junction, head straight.   About half a kilometer from the
Layak junction the road will veer left and will head southward.   Just follow the road southward.
  A short distance from the point where the road veers southward, there will be a junction.
  Just follow the road to the right.   This will take you through the main highway that
bypasses the towns of Orani, Abucay and Balanga.   After about 24km on this main highway,
you will see a clearly marked junction that points to Mt. Samat on the right.   Turn right,
then about 4.5km towards Mt. Samat there will be a junction on the left that leads to the Shrine.
  This access road is about 6.5km winding uphill.

Waypoint narrative by: EPPGarcia 2002     follow EPPGarcia on Facebook