"Bataan And Its Beauty" Top 5 Page for this destination Province of Bataan by syllybabe
Province of Bataan Travel Guide: 229 reviews and 981 photos
We had been planning the trip to Bataan for several weeks and finally found the perfect weekend to go.
Bataan has been calling me back for several reasons...The last time I visited was maybe 12 years ago when, in college, Montemar Beach Resort was where my friends and I spent our weekends (pictures in my off the beaten path tips Manila page).
Vt has given me a chance to meet 2 wonderful people, D._Pepper (Dante) and birgitte (Karen), who is from Orani, Bataan.
We visited Karen and she introduced us to her family, her babies (Happy, Cole, and many others I couldn't remember the names of...go visit her page if you want to see pics of them all;-), her home, and her province.
I had a great time. Karen's mom's an excellent cook and I'll be dreaming of her chicken pastel for months. Dante was kind enough to share 1 whole gay crab with me...and it was excellent. Thank you, Atty., I know it was painful to share but I endured the hateful stares thrown my way through lunch. hehehe(",)
We went up to Mt. Samat and had a terrific time taking pictures. It hasn't changed at all since I first visited in the late 80's.
Mt. Samat is known for the 36-storey cross called Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valor) built in 1966 by then President Ferdinand Marcos.
Karen's watercolor paintings are beautiful. I took a pic up close to show you the details of this bougainvilla painting that's still unfinished. I wonder what inspires Karen...hmm;-)
To go up to the cross you have two choices. You can drive up to the base and park your car there or, you can go up the... more travel advice
Drive up to Mt. Samat and visit the Dambana ng Kagitingan. Take the tiny elevator that fits a maximum of 5 people up 36... more travel advice
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