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Mount Samat Cross

Mount Samat, Dambana ng Kagitingan, is located in Pilar, Bataan. It is a national monument dedicated to the victims of the Battle of Bataan. The centerpiece feature of this shrine is a 92 meter high white cross where people can actually climb into and go up, via elevator, to the viewing deck within the cross’ arms. And since the shrine is on top of Mount Samat, which is about 550 meters high, the view from the cross is quite impressive and the cross is also seen from miles around. 

There are also other structures surrounding the cross, including a helipad and the colonnade, which houses the museum. And basing from the zigzag road connecting the colonnade and the cross, there is some considerable climbing to do! 

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