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Historical sculpture, bizarre location.

A great sculpture set within the grounds of a school. I visited here with a friend, when we... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
William G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
A solemn reminder of grim local history

The actual memorial location doesn't provide much on-site information about the actual surrender... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Pasig, Philippines
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

You wouldn't miss this marker because its in front of the Bataan World War 2 museum in Balanga, which is inside the elementary school.

Thank pancit_canton
Reviewed 13 December 2017

A great sculpture set within the grounds of a school. I visited here with a friend, when we arrived here we couldn't find where it was, not realising that it was inside a school, you go into the grounds then walk around the various buildings...More

2  Thank William G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The actual memorial location doesn't provide much on-site information about the actual surrender event. Unless you're a WW2 history buff, a visit should be paired with the nearby museum to understand the full context of the marker's significance. The monument itself is a fairly unremarkable...More

2  Thank paolojcruz
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The marker sits just outside the museum. It's a depiction of the Bataan surrender and is based out of the actual event. Visit Mt. Samat Cross and museum to see the actual picture.

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The WWII Museum is just a small one. But as a student of history it made a huge impact on me, specially the surrender site. I love that at last I was able to visit this site.

Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Place is the actual place of the surrender of Bataan forces. It is located behind the Balanga School in Barangay Talisay Balanga, Bataan. The surrender of Bataan forces infuriated the enemy forces with the later specially calling the punishment The Bataan Death March inflicting the...More

Thank ezarra101
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The site is located inside the Balanga Elementary School at Basa St., Talisay, Balanga City. The monument is just in front of the Bataan WWII Museum which is also in the school premises. The monument, based on an actual photo of the event, commemorates the...More

1  Thank Jake2014jake
Reviewed 22 June 2016

this site is where the surrender of Bataan took place. they have built the world war 2 museum right next to it. I found it very moving.

1  Thank highlander37
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

This site is located behind the Elementary school and right in front of the Bataan WWII Museum. The sculptures were based on the surrender photos of the US Filipino forces ( USAFFE) to the Japanese forces in WWII. Surely this historic site is worth a...More

Thank mike321ph
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

This monument is interesting to see as part of a tour, I found it nice tobsee but no so impressive as some of the WW2 museums I had seen here, the 2 or more day trip to Corrigedor is by far the most impressive trip...More

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28 October 2016|
Response from highlander37 | Reviewed this property |
i am so sorry i did not see this question until just now 4/3/2017 it is north of Manila there there are buses to Balanga city and tours from there.