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Address: Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
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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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Icon of Camiguin

The sunken cemetery has been an icon of Camiguin. Its like a passport stamp that will certify your trip to the island. An essential for photo souvenir of Camiguon trip. Its a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Laguna Province, Philippines
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Laguna Province, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The sunken cemetery has been an icon of Camiguin. Its like a passport stamp that will certify your trip to the island. An essential for photo souvenir of Camiguon trip. Its a nice place to visit as there are a lot of pristine coral reefs in the area. Souvenir items are also available for purchase near the area.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very interesting and spooky story. for 100 pesos a boat will take you to the cross. I decided to swim as it looked close. Would not recommend this. I am a good swimmer but it was almost impossible to fight the current.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We took a glass bottom boat to see some coral reefs and it was a great decision! It was like snorkeling but we were dry the whole time. The only bad part was that I was nauseous afterwards because the boat did not have "balancing poles" and our heads had to be looking down. Otherwise, it was an exciting experience.

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Metro Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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

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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Las Pinas
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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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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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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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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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