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Sunken Cemetery

Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
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If you are expecting to see an underwater graveyard, you won't. All the graves and tombs have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rick_HSeattle
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Seattle
Unique!

This is the first time I have seen an actual cemetery sunk in the sea. It is quite unique. For a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dr_Bingcarlos
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Quezon City, Philippines
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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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  • Very good41%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“big cross” (9 reviews)
“take pictures” (13 reviews)
“closer look” (4 reviews)
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Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are expecting to see an underwater graveyard, you won't. All the graves and tombs have been covered by coral decades ago. Mostly it is just an expensive tourist trap. If you want to swim you have to pay a very steep entrance fee...More

Thank Rick_HSeattle
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time I have seen an actual cemetery sunk in the sea. It is quite unique. For a fee, you can hire a boat to bring you to the big crucifix and also see the tombs underneath. One can also go snorkeling...More

Thank Dr_Bingcarlos
Reviewed 9 November 2017

By the time we arrived where the sunken cemetery was located, a strong hissing sound of a cold wind met us. Everyone went panicky!

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Tour guides around this area are good at taking your photos at no extra cost, but of course you may want to give them some tip if ever they give you good shots. Place is very hot since there's no trees around the beach area,...More

Thank Tin F
Reviewed 5 November 2017

You can just take pictures from afar, if you don't want to go and take the boat for a fee (negotiated P50 pesos per person). Probably best when there's sunset, or on a sunny day.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Have great pictures in this spot especially in the late afternoon. There is a guy there wearing a photography shirt that directs awesome pics without asking for anything. But you would enjoy his pics so much that you end up giving him a tip for...More

Thank dollya669
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We took some nice shots of the Sunken Cemetery Cross. There is a boat ride available to go near the cross but were satisfied viewing the Sunken Cemetery from the viewing platform. We had memorable photos in this place.

Thank MommyWella
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This is another spot to visit in Camiguin, another photo opportunity. This place has some historical significance and a reminder of catastrophic natural events. We went there late in the afternoon to catch the sunset but it was cloudy. Still, photos are nice.

Thank Albernjr
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We only went there and took pictures due to time constraints but they offer a small boat to get to the cross of the church and see it better. There's a lot of small gift shops around so you can buy some from there in...More

Thank Mina C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This landmark in Camiguin Island is a must place to visit while in the Island. It will make you ask and think about a graveyard covered with water? For sure everyone knows the story, ask for more with the folks around the place, in details...More

Thank alry501
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