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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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Take a pic, buy a souvenir

We were brought to a viewing area where one can see the giant cross that is all that remains visible of the sunken cemetery. At that area, you can take pictures and buy souvenirs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Metro Manila
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Metro Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We were brought to a viewing area where one can see the giant cross that is all that remains visible of the sunken cemetery. At that area, you can take pictures and buy souvenirs from the nearby stalls, usually selling keychains, magnets and bracelets related to Camiguin. They can personalise the bracelets with your name if you like. Always, the... More 

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Sunkin cemetry, is one of the oldest cemetery in bonbon camiguin,is one history place Why he could sunkin? Because, the vocano erup,all houses,even that cemerty sink.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Amazing spot that is not to be missed. Bring along a local or someone knowledgeable that can give you an accurate description of the history of this place.

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Frisco Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

You can go out to the cross in the ocean. I decided not to do that, but there is a nice point you can take pictures and look at it. There are a few souvenir stands nearby with some cheap souvenir's you can buy. It's not super exciting and there are better things to see on the island, but it... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Went here to have our pictures taken 'cause our guide said it's one of the "must-sees." However, it simply felt fake -- to me, at least. It seems as if they just put the cross on top, yet we'll never know. Nonetheless, my friends had a good time posing at different angles with the cross. No fee for this one,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We went to the sunken cemetery site four times before the tidal conditions were suitable for a glass bottomed boat journey out to the cemetery area. It was worth the persistence. Strangely there is no cemetery visible, but what is there in abundance is the most wonderful display of corals with some young giant clams as a bonus. The fact... More 

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Boracay, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Heard about this sunken cemetery and thought it would be cool to check out. Ive done a lot of snorkeling and diving in SE asia before. so we came here and they told us that in order to sonkel here we need to pay a entrance fee of 150p each and then the rent is 50p for gear but then... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

There is not much to see except for a big cross sitting out of the water. It would be a quick stop to take a photo and do some souvenir shopping as there are quite a few small market stalls on the walk down. It has a nice view of the clear blue water. If you are travellling aground the... More 

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Nice thing to do while in Camiguin but what stands the most to me is the stunning view of the Old Volcan from the floating landmark. The Old Volcan looks stunning from that vantage point.

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Broome, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

This is my second time snorkeling in this place . It is still so beautiful lovely corals heaps of different kinds of fish . The environmental fee is 100 pesos per person snorkel gear rent is 50 pesos boat is 100 and tour guide is 150 pesos . I highly recommend this place to everyone who loves and appreciate marines... More 

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Address: Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  Camiguin

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