Discover Bataan

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The province of Bataan is approximately 174 kilometers away from Metro Manila. The municipalities of the province has its own participation in making Bataan a good vacation spot. Morong is known as the Sanctuary for Pawikans, in fact there is a festival dedicated to this marine animal. The Pawikan Festival is a week-long celebration which is highlighted by the release of Pawikan hatchlings in the West Philippine Sea. Street dancing is also one of the major highlights of the festival where participants would dress like turtles.

Historal landmarks are seen in the municipality of Layac and Bagac. In Layac, visitors will find the Shrine of Valor (Dambana ng Kagitingan). It is located on top of Mt. Samat, the shrine is a reminder on how Filipinos fought for freedom. Another historical landmark is in Bagac which is the Zero Kilometer Death March Marker. It is the place where the famous Death March started.

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9 Replies to “Discover Bataan”

  1. Hearing ” Bataan “, the first thing that flashback in my mind is the Death March… How many times I have read the included name of Bataan during the Japanese Period… A very historical place…

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