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Going to historic Bessang Pass in Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Glimpse of Bessang Pass Trip

It was almost noon under the scorching heat of the sun, I and two good friends on top of our respectively motorbikes, transversed the more than 60 kilometers Suyo- Cervantes Road to go the famous Bessang Pass Shrine in Malaya, Cervantes, Ilocos Sur.

The area is very historic and significant part of Philippine history as it is the site where 3, 400 people perished.

It led to the conquering of the Japanese Imperial Force under General Tomoyuki Yamashita by the combine United State Army Force in Philippines and Filipino Soldiers.

As American soldiers admitted as “it is one of the most terrible and incredibly difficult battle of the entire World War II”.

The photographs were taken as we proceeded and when we go down at about two o’clock in the afternoon.

The more than one hour trip going up and equally the same time going down was worth every moment because of the rare experience to be too close to nature and appreciate its beauty.