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Sunken Cemetery

Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
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Scenic Spot!!!

Boat Ride: Php 20 per head (5 pax) Small boat can take you to the Cross (Sunken Cemetery) in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Quezon City, Philippines
Don't miss to take a picture

If you will visit camiguin island you don't have to miss to visit the sunken cemetery. It is one of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pagadian City, Philippines
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The whole capital of Camiguin, with its cemetery, sunk under the sea. In the following years, the sunken land and the gravestones can still be seen. when the tide is low. But in 1948 until 1953, Mount Vulcan erupted again, sinking the whole area deeper, to around twenty feet. In 1982, a large cross was built on the solidified lava to mark the site that became the graves of the ancestors of the Camiguin people. It has become a sunken cemetery. http://www.silent-gardens.com/camiguin-sunken.php
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  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Boat Ride: Php 20 per head (5 pax) Small boat can take you to the Cross (Sunken Cemetery) in less than 5 minutes. It was great to hear a little history of this place from the boatman. He can also be your photographer. Once you...More

Thank mharkie_boi22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you will visit camiguin island you don't have to miss to visit the sunken cemetery. It is one of the historic happened in the Island. So don't forget to take a picture of the place.

Thank queenmary28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you visit Camiguin, this Sunken Cemetery is hard to miss. You really want to see this one of a kind sight and every one is talking about this when coming here.

Thank Kaye F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The people there are ver accommodating. For 5 people, we rented a bangka at P100 only. The bangka will bring you across to the sunken cemetery. The bangkeros will even tell u the story behind it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was scary. You have to ride a boat going to the main cemetery. Goosebumps men! I can't! I just had a picture instead than entering the palce and step onto the water.

Thank Liyapoooh
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Sunken Cemetery is a beautiful spot to visit. There are bancas that can take you to the cemetery. You can also take beautiful photos by the viewing deck. The place is clean, especially during week days.

Thank Malou B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is on top of my list to visit in Camiguin. Aside from the island's pastel, this is one of their icon. The water very clear. Didn't got the chance to snorkle and see the beauty of the sunken cemetery since it started raining. Make...More

Thank imitheos92
MrShy88, Guest Relations Manager at Sunken Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words...your correct in that snorkeling in the early am or (near sunset is not bad) w/o waves is excellent. All visitors remember the sunset to the west of this numerous family supporting location.

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Water was too rough and not a good place to view the cemetery unless you take a boat snorkeling, which was impossible during this time of year. Nowhere to eat near the cemetery. Disappointing.

Thank rroebig
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I dont know why its famous, maybe if you dive you get to see the cemetary ruins? I am not really sure. Nobody cares to explain whats great to see in here, all they want was to offer you a boat (of course you pay)...More

Thank Grace ܔ
Reviewed 23 July 2017

You can actually choose to take pictures of the cross from the jump off point or you can ride a boat and take pictures up close. If you don't have any more time to spare then go ahead and take pictures from afar but I...More

Thank krane14
MrShy88, friend of those there at Sunken Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

So true....Thanks for visiting. The "locals" who are private family entrepreneurs truly appreciate your kind comments...snorkeling there is worth the effort. Its a very unique place, thanks again for enjoying.

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