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Sunken Cemetery

Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Camiguin
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: The whole capital of Camiguin, with its cemetery, sunk under the sea. In the following years, the...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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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Cebu City, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The Sunken Cemetery is a memorial to the lives lost during the 1871 volcanic eruption of Mount Vulcan, and sits on top of a cemetery that was swallowed by the sea during that eruption. It's quite a sight, a large cross just off the coast, and arrangements can be made to reach the monument. One can also snorkel, but we... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Although a shrine to those that lost lives - this is very much a tourist attraction and photographic opportunity. There are a number of tacky gift shops on the approach to viewing this memorial.

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Manila, Philippines
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Sorry I do not like snorkeling that much but a lot of people love to snorkel to see the old cemetery which was taken by the sea half a century ago.

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Valenzuela, Philippines
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
77 attraction reviews
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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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
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13 helpful votes 13 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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