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The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada

Sagada, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Sagada
Type: Cemeteries, Caverns/ Caves
Description: Cut through the jungle and overgrowth of the Valley of Echoes to discover the mysterious hanging coffins of Sagada.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

what an experience...the trek to the hillsides where the coffins are located on the cliffs is a nice quiet adventure in the woods..we saw no one else which made the trip a bit scary..the hill side cliffs are a nice climb..seeing the coffins were a view into the past.. sagata itself is a nice quiet town with very friendly people..a... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Its really not the ordinary way of burying your dead but thats how they do it. And the rock formations are unique. Your guide will remind you not to try to point to the graves because they believe its disrespectful to do so.

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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

On our 2nd day in Sagada, we visited the Lumiang Burial Cave, where we could find stack of coffins of some oldest Igorot ancestors. We were educated on their culture and traditions on how they buried their loved ones. Their own beliefs that only few can understand. Most of the tourist will simply go there and take pictures, then leave... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The map given to u in the municipal hall is the most decent one I've gotten from the entire NORTH vacation (baguio-sagada-bontoc-banaue). And in sagada, u can walk through everything! Ask and the way will be shown to u. If u want to listen to a bit of history and chit chat, go for a guide but otherwise just figure... More

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Baguio, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Dont think about it, do it. The coffins are not on the side of the road, they are located either in a cave or pinned to a mountain top. You have to do a bit of exercise and walk on a track, a bit off the road. You will need a Guide to find the places and show you the... More

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The hanging coffins were strapped on the side of the cliff. The view from there was just amazing. Listen to your tour guide as he/she explains the unique culture of the Igorots.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada is a must to visit tourist attraction while in mountain province. A man made wonders. According to Igorot tradition, only those person who died of natural death are allowed to be buried in the cliff. I don't know how they put that in there. Our guide tell us they hang the coffins first then they... More

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Ulsan, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

There are hanging coffins all over the region but the 2 you will most likely see are a combination of very old coffins lodged into the crevices in a cliff side and then the later coffins which have been more recently placed on fabricated supports. Want to know what the significance of the chairs are? Go with a guide and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Only in the Philippines you can see this. It's not a big deal but when book a tour to the caves or waterfall it's on the way. The history is quite intresting. Listen your guide & check it out. It's worth to visit.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Not quiet sure how to describe this one. probably not an attraction for everyone. It is interesting as in how on earth they get the coffins onto the cliff; but not exactly a lot to look at. You can either just walk along the path and view the coffins from the top of the cliff or take the very steep... More

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