Dambana ng Kagitingan

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Dambana ng Kagitingan information

Location
Philippines
Telephone
+63 2 911 4296
Prices
adult/student P50/10
Opening hours
8am-5pm
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Every 9 April, American and Japanese veterans gather at the Dambana ng Kagitingan on top of Mt Samat and pay tribute to the thousands of their comrades who fell in the surrounding jungles. The centrepiece of the shrine is a 90m-high crucifix with battle scenes carved around its base. There is also a memorial wall, an open-air chapel and a small museum of weapons captured from the Japanese when the Americans returned in 1945.