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Sunken Cemetery

Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #9 of 17 attractions in Camiguin
Type: Cemeteries
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Taichung, Taiwan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Another stop on the island tour, but there wasn't much to see here. There is a giant cross off the shore and the story that a cemetery is submerged below. You can take a boat ride to the cross, which I didn't do. Total stop time was 10 minutes.

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Ubud, Indonesia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The pictures in the brochures showed underwater gravestones, which I thought would make great surreal photos. But now the gravestones are almost completely hidden by new coral growth. New coral growth is a great thing to find, and I heartily approve. But this site is just not that unique.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The cemetery is not visible at all from the cross area. You can dive and have a better view of the cemetery. Thumbs up to the boatman who gave us the history of the cemetery. He was also very skilled in taking pictures. He instructed us how to pose, where to look; he is like a professional photographer, really cool.

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Twas summer during the holy week. I went there by myself early at Saturday dawn. I first climb over the 15 station of the cross in what they call "the walk way" then after enjoying the top view and so amazed with nature as darkness wrestled with light and i witnessed the full moon setting, reflecting its light in the... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

As the distinguishing landmark of Camiguin, no visit would be complete without stopping by at the sunken cemetery. It's best to go in the morning or at sunset for best views of the cross. There's a viewing deck for people who just want to take pictures and appreciate the scenery, but there are also boats that take tourists to the... More

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australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We had a really fun Tom here with the local people taking great photos of us. In some we were flying on Harry potters broom. Holding up the cross. Walking up the volcano. The best is our son being a giant and holding us in his hands. It is also a very nice scuba and snorkelling site. There is coffee... More

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Baguio, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Visit the place in the morning,so you will enjoy taking pictures before the soaring sun's heat strikes. You'll see from here the Mt. TibokTibok. Can't forget about this place are the "bankeros" (boatmen). Really, they gave an spare effort to take pictures for us, diffrent angles, tricks, different pose and they each proved that Camiguin people are welcoming and tourists... More

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QCPhilippines
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

It was raining so we were afraid to take the small boat going to the cross. It would have been better if we had a closer look. The area was clean and the people were nice. The next time we come back we will take the boat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Rocks around the cross can close to your knees while swimming around the cross Plus climbing platform to where cross is located is very slippery take care

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

its different from other cemetery, it is just for a photo op.There are trick shots for most guests who visited with the help of the boatmen who take extra effort of their service to take pictures in different positions and angles plus a camera trick.

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