The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada

The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada

The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada
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Cut through the jungle and overgrowth of the Valley of Echoes to discover the mysterious hanging coffins of Sagada.
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  • Joe R
    Chicago, Illinois609 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting sight of coffins
    When you get here with guide passing cemetery you will see hanging coffins and even skulls. The higher the coffins the closer to their ancestors. It’s their tradition. Not too many coffins are seen hanging. Once you’re on this tour you will eventually end to a coffee place.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 June 2023
  • Van Dex
    Mandaue, Philippines19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surreal!
    Went there Holy Week of 2022. Was amazed by the sight of those hanging coffins. The feeling was surreal. Hearing all the stories behind it gave me goosebumps. Not recommended for PWDs and Senior Citizens though.
    Visited August 2022
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Navigator541452
    50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss Sagada! Visit more sites there!
    Interesting experience! I have learned a lot from a young local guide Kevin. He is knowledgeable about this place so if you need someone, try to contact him on his mobile number +63 938 371 0664. Sagada is great place to explore!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 January 2024
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Navigator541452
50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Interesting experience! I have learned a lot from a young local guide Kevin. He is knowledgeable about this place so if you need someone, try to contact him on his mobile number +63 938 371 0664.
Sagada is great place to explore!
Written 20 January 2024
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Van Dex
Mandaue, Philippines19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Went there Holy Week of 2022. Was amazed by the sight of those hanging coffins. The feeling was surreal. Hearing all the stories behind it gave me goosebumps. Not recommended for PWDs and Senior Citizens though.
Written 25 July 2023
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Joe R
Chicago, IL609 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
When you get here with guide passing cemetery you will see hanging coffins and even skulls. The higher the coffins the closer to their ancestors. It’s their tradition. Not too many coffins are seen hanging. Once you’re on this tour you will eventually end to a coffee place.
Written 11 June 2023
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Tim S
Hong Kong Island, China127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We just returned from a trip here.

We were travelling mid-week, and not in holiday season (mid May) - it was lovely and quiet. We passed only 2 other groups (10 people max).

The walk starts in the town, to the Anglican Church; Where our excellent tour guide explained some of the history of the church, including a little as to why there is an Anglican Church there in the 1st place.

From the church, we pass through the churchyard (about 10 mins easy walk).

Before we come to the side of a very steep ravine....

Going down is easy - there are actually some coffins in some side caves as you descend. I would not want to do this with very small children or aged parents, as the steps are somewhat odd sized.

when you get to the bottom of the ravine (maybe 5 minutes from the top) - you then climb half way up on the other side.

Here you can see the image shown... this will be the only close set of images you can see. But - stop listen to your guide - who will explain (Excellent English and Tagalog) and try and soak in the peace, culture and breathtaking scenery of this place.

The climb back out is a little hard work - but well worth it.

Our guide warned us that in peak season - there is a queue like at an airport coming and going to this place.
Written 19 May 2023
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Ali B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Our guide to visit this was August from SEGA. He did a good job and was friendly, explained everything quite well. The walk to this site isn't far from the tourism office but it's rather steep and not easy on knees, but definitely should be done if you can.
Written 29 April 2023
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Marikrisvi S
Quezon City, Philippines684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
2014 and 2023 we visited here, still at awe with this sight, the culture the view is very nice. Upon going here you have to walk how many minutes to reach this destination. But its worth every step.
Written 11 April 2023
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GreyNomad2014
Jannali, Australia972 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
There are a few examples of hanging and hidden coffins at this location, one niche even had two skulls. The hanging chair is very significant as that is the start of the whole burial ritual.
Written 5 March 2023
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Florent H
North Sulawesi, Indonesia151 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Located within Sagada village, a very short walk with at the end a small cliffs and a few coffins (I counted 18). There a few caves with 1 or 2 coffins on the way and some rock formations.
It can easily be done in an hour.
It's okay but don't expect much, especially if you are doing this after the rice terraces in Banaue.
Written 5 January 2023
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Greg F
Auckland Central, New Zealand1,174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
The Hanging Coffins can be visited with a guide only for 1150 Peso (for upto 7ppl). The tour would be called the Paytokan walk. We met our guide at the tourism office and made our way through the cemetery and into Echo Valley. The entire valley is apparently filled with hanging Coffins however the tour will take you to only the most accessible ones. While it is picturesque it is also important to understand the how and why. Our guide happened to be an Igorot (the indegenous of the area) and it was fascinating to have a first hand account. One of the beliefs is that the higher the bodies the closer they are to their ancestors. The Coffins are either tied or bailed to the cliffside and the corpse is buried in the foetal position. You will also see a chair hanging with the Coffins which is often used to tie the body while the relatives pay their respects at home. The Coffins that you see are about 60 years old. You wouldn't want to miss out on this during your visit to Sagada. The tour also continues in the valley to the coffee plantation. Bear in mind there is walking for about 3 to 4 hours at slow pace. While the walk isn't difificult it maybe for older persons or PWDs.
Written 28 April 2022
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Martin H
Hong Kong, China922 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
It's quite a walk down to view the coffins and when you get there there are only a handful of coffins. In many respects it's quite disappointing.

An elderly person or someone who is unfit will struggle with this.

Its obviously something you should do once to say you've been but its a bit of a rip off that you have to take a guide and you should be allowed to do this yourself.
Written 14 April 2022
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