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Address: Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
Description: The whole capital of Camiguin, with its cemetery, sunk under the sea. In...
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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We were able to see the cross at the top, you can go to the cross by taking a boat ride for a fee. The cemetery is at the bottom though. You can buy souvenirs there and let them... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The attraction needs better upkeep. The shore where one takes a small boat to the memorial cross needs cleaning. There was trash littered among the rocks. One can swim from the shore but it is advised to hire equipment and get a guide ( 350/person). There is nothing much to see when you get there and you need to pay... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We were able to see the cross at the top, you can go to the cross by taking a boat ride for a fee. The cemetery is at the bottom though. You can buy souvenirs there and let them place names on them for you to bring home.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place is good for a short stop over and for picture taking. Not much to see but a landmark in Camiguin.

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The big cross is the landmark. We explored, we climbed to the top. There was a staircase within and a nice experience for a photo souvenir in this adventure. We crossed from the shore to this landmark. We really enjoyed this tour.

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Davao City
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15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It's indeed one of the most interesting (and yes, awesome!) landmarks of Camiguin - even without doing snorkel. Since the sunken cross is the only attraction, one hour is more then enough for your stay.

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General Trias, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It is probably Camiguin's most famous landmark. The niches are taken out and the sunken cross was the only thing left throughout the cemetery. You can do snorkeling on your way to the giant cross situated a few 20 meters across the shore.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The view was interesting. We were not able to do snorkling but I was told that it was an interesting view at the bottom when one gets to do this. Maybe next time we visit we can see what is in the bottom of the water swamped area. Guide and bangkero were pretty accommodating and knowledgeable about the area and... More 

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Gove, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our group of 10 or so caught a Bangka boat from the mainland across to the Sunken cemetery, which is the only way across. There isn't much to see on the cemetery itself, but the view back to the mainland is beautiful and it is a great place for a photo op. You wouldn't spend more than half an hour... More 

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I love everything Camiguin but Sunken Cemetery can be disappointing. Maybe because I visited this place before with those crosses - really a sunken cemetery. Now, it is hyped, complete with vendors and what can you do there? Just photo op..I hope they will promote the snorkeling and just taking these silly photos.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Unfortunately we visited on a day of terrible weather, so couldn't do much more than look at the cross. We were told that snorkelling was good at the site but in poor weather, and poor visibility this was out of the question. Even the tacky souvenir sellers were kept confined due to the weather.

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