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Sunken Cemetery

Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Camiguin
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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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
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Valenzuela, Philippines
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It's a cross, but believe me the main attraction for me was our guide. :) There was a cemetery underneath and it sank because of an earthquake brought about by the explosion of Mt. Hibok-Hibok. It would have been better if we were able to go scuba diving to appreciate the sunken cemetery better. The new cross was just built... More

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Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
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190 reviews 190 reviews
77 attraction reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

sunken cemetery is one of the attraction in camiguin island. it was submerge during the time the volcano in the island was so active. the place is beside the sea and you still can come closer to the area by boat. the surrounding is safe and a lot of foods is available.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Not much to see, A moument in the water, but worth a picture a two. Some little shops close by to grab a few souvenirs.

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Columbus, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A RAINY SEPTEMBER AFTERNOON When our motorcycle driver arrived at our place at Volcan Resort, there was a light drizzle. Undaunted, my girlfriend and I hopped on the back and took the slow winding mountain roads to the small village that hosted Sunken Cemetery. A dirt and gravel road led from the main highway to the cliff overlooking Sunken Cemetery.... More

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Subic, Philippines
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A majestic cross marks where the original Spanish cemetery disappeared into the sea during the 1871 powerful eruptions of Old Vulcan in Camiguin .Located on the National Highway in Bonbon,12 km from Mambajao..Arriving at the place, We pay Php100-environmental fee, Ph 50.00 rental of snorkel, Ph50.00-life vest and Ph50.00-flippers, banca ph 150.00 with tour guide which also serve as your... More

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Iloilo City, Philippines
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Surrounding the cross marker is a marine protected area which was opened to the public for snorkelling just last year. The cemetery sunk in the 1800s and corals have covered the underwater landscape (so don't expect any grave or bones or remnants of the old cemetery except for the original cemetery cross which you can sit on after a long... More

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Arriving at the place, you need to go down by a bamboo stair and a banca is waiting to transport you to the Cross, take pictures. Don't go inside the cross because it stinks with urine. After some picture taking you can go back ashore in the same banca.

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Iligan, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you appreciate nice views then you can go visit this one. It has a large concrete cross in the middle of the sea which can be observed best from the observation deck. I heard that you can swim and snorkel around the area but I didn't dare do it. It's best to come in the area during sunset for... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
50 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

You can swim and snorkle and see the cemetery below suspended in the ocean... Swim here if you are comfortable with what you may see...

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cagayan de oro
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

i liked this place very much..nice place to swim and corals ok,,you know the place by the hugh cross in the water..there is a place to eat and drink..not lots of people..no place to safe guard your property..so dont bring much or bring a friend and take turns swimming...i saw one of the biggest underwater sea snakes there..nice..the current is... More

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