The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada, Sagada

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Cemetery Cave Must See
Discover an ancient Filipino burial tradition at The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada, an example of an ancient custom still practiced in some part of Asia. The coffins were placed on projection beams and hung far up on the mountainside, so as to be out of reach of wild animals and grave robbers. Bring suitable footwear to hike the trail and view the coffins, as the path can be slippery. On a guided tour of the site, you can acquaint yourself with the historic funeral tradition, and enjoy scenic views of the valley below. Using our international travel planner, Sagada attractions like The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's interesting to see and experience the stillness of the valley where the hanging coffins are located. You need to be ready to go up and down a pathway with railings (thankfully!) to be able to see...  more »
  • I was very surprised by the comments I have read on this page. We see many tourists who travel with eyes fixed on their navel. It is important to remember that 'Echo Valley' is a place of meditation before, just next to the local cemetery, with a particular history. Regretting "the little casket" or the "short visit", it is extremely ungrateful, is first and foremost a cemetery, people tend to forget, it is staggering and shows a lack of interest in culture and local traditions... In addition to this mug shot on the stupidity of most of the tourists, I recommend to you to Echo Valley, but especially to be very curious and ask questions to your guide, who, if he sees that you are interested in culture and history will take particular pleasure to answer you and get you out of the box.
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  • To get to the hanging coffins, we had to go through the Echo valley. It's just walking distance from the main road of Sagada's town center. On the first stop I saw 18 hanging coffins. Our guide told u...  more »

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Though remote, Sagada has established itself as a tourist destination, and therefore offers a range of accommodations for its guests. You won't find sparkling new hotels here, but that's the point. Seemingly every house acts a guesthouse across the modest urban area close to the bus stop. You'll find some offering a few more facilities, like onsite restaurants serving local cuisine, hot water, outdoor activity equipment rental, and tour booking. Some have a particularly rustic aspect to them, with their wooden designs fitting in with the landscape that surrounds, while some others remain very basic indeed.
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