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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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Good photo opportunity

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
CindyW2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Bacoor, Philippines
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Third stop for the day...a big landmark you should not miss when visiting Camiguin. There is a view deck where you can take pictures of the cross. You can also go down the beach to take a closer look. Fronting this site is the Camiguin tourism area where you can have free maps on where to go/sites to see while... More 

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philippines
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The attraction needs better upkeep. The shore where one takes a small boat to the memorial cross needs cleaning. There was trash littered among the rocks. One can swim from the shore but it is advised to hire equipment and get a guide ( 350/person). There is nothing much to see when you get there and you need to pay... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were able to see the cross at the top, you can go to the cross by taking a boat ride for a fee. The cemetery is at the bottom though. You can buy souvenirs there and let them place names on them for you to bring home.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place is good for a short stop over and for picture taking. Not much to see but a landmark in Camiguin.

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Amsterdam
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307 attraction reviews
567 helpful votes 567 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The big cross is the landmark. We explored, we climbed to the top. There was a staircase within and a nice experience for a photo souvenir in this adventure. We crossed from the shore to this landmark. We really enjoyed this tour.

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Davao City
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It's indeed one of the most interesting (and yes, awesome!) landmarks of Camiguin - even without doing snorkel. Since the sunken cross is the only attraction, one hour is more then enough for your stay.

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General Trias, Philippines
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It is probably Camiguin's most famous landmark. The niches are taken out and the sunken cross was the only thing left throughout the cemetery. You can do snorkeling on your way to the giant cross situated a few 20 meters across the shore.

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