Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija Province
Fort Magsaysay is a military base located in the municipality of Palayan in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. It is the largest military base in the country and covers an area of approximately 75,000 hectares. The base is named after former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay.
The base is home to several military units of the Philippine Army, including the 7th Infantry Division, the Mechanized Infantry Division, and the Training and Doctrine Command. It is also the site of the Philippine Military Academy's Jungle Warfare and Mountain Operations School.
Things to Do
- Visit the Fort Magsaysay Museum to learn about the history of the base and the Philippine Army.
- Take a guided tour of the base to see the various military units and facilities.
- Go camping or hiking in the nearby Sierra Madre mountains.
- Visit the nearby Pantabangan Dam, which is one of the largest dams in Asia.
- Take a day trip to the city of Cabanatuan to see the historic Cabanatuan Cathedral and the Gen. Antonio Luna Monument.
How to Get There
Fort Magsaysay is located approximately 100 kilometers north of Manila. The easiest way to get there is by car or taxi. From Manila, take the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and exit at Sta. Rita. From there, follow the signs to Fort Magsaysay.
Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manila to Cabanatuan City and then take a taxi to Fort Magsaysay.