Bataan Islands Philippines - Bataan Travel Information
First Line of Defense Marker (Layac)
Site of the first strong defense line of the combined forces of the 71st division of the American forces, 31st and 26th Infantry Regiment, in January 1942.
Dambana ng Kagitingan
Atop Mt. Samat in Pilar town, it was built in memory of the soldiers of WWII.
Zero Km. Death March Marker
Site of the start of the Death March in Bagac. A similar Death Marker can be found in Mariveles.
General King Marker (Lamao)
Site of General Edward King, Jr.’s first attempt to surrender Bataan into the hands of the enemy in his effort to save the lives of his men who were starved and sick due to the delay of supplies from the U.S.
Surrender Site Marker (Balanga City)
Found in the compound of Balanga Elementary School, it is the site of the formal surrender of Bataan.
Pilar Flaming Sword (Panilao, Pilar)
A symbol of Filipino courage and gallantry in the face of adversary and external threats to the nation’s democracy and peace.
Sto. Domingo Abucay Church
414-year-old church constructed in 1587 in the rich Spanish style of the day, and a living witness to the massacre of more than 200 native defenders from the hands of Dutch invaders on June 16, 1647.
Tomas Pinpin Monument (Brgy. Ibayo, Abucay)
Stands in loving memory of the famous Filipino painter.
Maria Canon Statue (Sibul, Abucay)
Tower erected by the Mie-ken Daiichi Shyeeseo of the Japanese Sohyohshnh Sports in 1978 to invoke the repose of dead souls from the WWII period.
Balanga Catholic Church Belfry (Balanga)
Once used as the site for the Japanese artillery bombardment of Mt. Samat where Filipino and American forces took their last stand in Bataan.
Philippine-Japanese Friendship Tower (Bagac)
Symbol of a post-WW II period of reconciliation, peace, and friendship between the once warring nations.