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Sunken Cemetery

Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
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One of Camiguin's notable landmarks

The cross is set against a backdrop of clear blue skies and deep blue sea. It's hard to picture how... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adel T
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Cebu City, Philippines
Interesting and unique place to visit

This is definitely the most famous and frequented tourist spot on the island, marked by a big... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CzarEmmanuel
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Manila, 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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“take pictures” (13 reviews)
“closer look” (4 reviews)
“viewing deck” (7 reviews)
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Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
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"nice view"
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"photo opportunity"
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"marine life"
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"giant clams"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cross is set against a backdrop of clear blue skies and deep blue sea. It's hard to picture how such a place was once a booming town before the eruption of Mt. Vulcan in 1871. There are bancas around to get you near to...More

Thank Adel T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely the most famous and frequented tourist spot on the island, marked by a big cross. We're talking about an old cemetery which gradually slipped underwater during one of the eruptions of Mount Hibok-Hibok. Today, tourists go to the place to swim in...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A serene place to reflect... In this place we can offer prayers for all the dead... that they may rest in peace! This is a cemetery covered with the calm blue sea.

Thank Gorio74
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sunken cemetery story is also an amazing part of the Island. It sunk during a volcanic activity right in the Island.

Thank naidenaelle
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

They already have a small boat for you to go near the cross if you want to experience. Since it's my 3rd visit, we did not cross at all to save time.

Thank Agnes Grace T
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Well it’s a cross in a sea. We were thinking to go snorkel but the fee was maybe too much.. And we got the feeling that it’s not that good, just that they want your money. So I don’t know about snorkeling.

1  Thank EmppuL
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We did not rent a boat so we can swim underwater and check out the sunken cemetery. But there are a lot of good finds here if you are looking for souvenirs.

Thank Kar G
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

its a bit of a strange tourist attraction. A big marker on an old sunken cemetery, you cant really see a lot, just a photo opportunity really.

1  Thank ManchesterTonytiger
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

the crucifix near the shore was the symbol where the town graveyard used to stand. but because of a vulcanic eruption that happened a long time ago, it became submerged in not-so-deep water. one can actually choose not to go there by boat and do...More

Thank Irene F
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

If you are expecting to see an underwater graveyard, you won't. All the graves and tombs have been covered by coral decades ago. Mostly it is just an expensive tourist trap. If you want to swim you have to pay a very steep entrance fee...More

3  Thank Rick_HSeattle
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