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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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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Taichung, Taiwan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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