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Travel: The Hanging Coffins in Sagada Mountain Province

For backpackers, they tend to explore the world with a great adventure. In the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), there are so many beautiful places to visit. It takes a matter of time knowing the tourist attractions. It is located on the mountainside of the Philippines.

If you wanted to explore the unusual cemetery, then you can found in the Sagada Mountain Province, Philippines. It was called “The Hanging Coffins.” The local tribes had been doing this for long years back and in some cases, they still continue the old practice.

It would be a great adventure to visit the place. It needs to have a tourist guide in exploring the pathway to “The Hanging Coffins.” At present, a concrete pathway was being created for the tourists to walk through the place. For some old folks, they had shown their sentiments. They prefer the old-fashioned way of walking in the untouched ground of the mountains.

Along its trail to the unusual cemetery, you can take the chance of visiting the “Echo Valley Hanging Coffins.” It takes 20 to 30 minutes hike from the Sagada Town Proper. It was unusual and even the tour guide will ask you to shout out loud as it reaches the mountain view.

The old practices vary from one local tribe to another in putting the dead body in the wooden coffin. They usually put the dead body sitting on a wooden chair and smoke underneath. The local tribes didn’t consider them dead if it wasn’t laid in the coffin.

Some other caves in the Sagada Mountain Province laid their coffins inside, it takes a few minutes or hours to hike to these caves. There are so many things to do in the area. Accommodations are available at a low cost on a daily basis. Foods can be provided by the local restaurants and buy some local products as souvenirs.

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