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The main tourist destination in Pilar is the Shrine of Valor at Mt. Samat. It is most convenient to go there by car/private vehicle because it is a long uphill walk from the national road.
From Metro Manila: Drive through the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), entry toll fee is P36 (for class 1 private cars). Exit at Dau, toll fee is P138 . Enter Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expessway (SCTEX )and exit at Dinalupihan, toll fee is P88. After exiting Dinalupihan Toll Plaza, turn right towards Balanga, Bataan. From Roman Superhghway, turn right when you see the Total Gas Station (on the leftside with Km. 23 Death March Marker on the corner). Drive straight ahead and just follow signs to Mt. Samat Shrine.
Updated Sep 26, 2009
Filipino ingenuity at its best!
We saw this really remarkable mode of transportation on our way to the cross. Children use this to save their energy when going down the slopes of Samat. Since we are going up while they're going down, we let it pass though half-heartedly. We promised to look for it on our way home. And we were not disappointed. See Nina with our local Manong cruising down the road...hmmm great experience eh?
Updated Nov 7, 2007