The Shrine of The Tiger: Yamashita
The Shrine of The Tiger: Yamashita Kiangan Reviews
The Shrine of The Tiger: Yamashita Mar 25, 2012
This is the surrender site of the famous Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita also known as 'The Tiger'. He surrendered to the combined Filipino-American soldiers during World War II (1945). He was known as the strongest leader of Malaya aka The Tiger of Malaya. This is where the fiercest battle of World War II happened. Locals call it, 'The Million Dollar Hill' for it took Americans a lot of money to carpet-bomb the Japanese before they surrendered.
There is a view deck right on top of the shrine where you can see the neighboring towns and 'barangays', the mountains of Sagada and Banaue and the winding road ahead Lagawe town.
A few steps, you will see the Ifugao Museum that housed the historical memories of the place. It also displays the cultural tool of Ifugaos, it keeps the record of the Kiangan town (culture, history, achievements, etc) and photographs of the place dating back to the century of the war and victory. It is not allowed to take pictures inside the museum but you may check everything inside for the cost of P10/pax.
Now, the place is officially called The Memorial War Shrine.
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