To get to the hanging coffins, you have to walk past St. Mary’s Church and the cemetery and make your way down into the valley.
After Sumaguing Cave, the hanging coffins are the second most popular attraction in Sagada and another must-do for newbie travelers. It’s pretty amazing to see them up close, especially the ones perched high up on the side of the rock!
After crossing the cemetery, you’ll find yourself at the top of Echo Valley. A gorgeous spot with a striking view, the hanging coffins are about a 15-20 min downhill trek from here. You can try yelling here if you want like what Angelica Panganiban did in the movie ‘That thing called Tadhana’.
From the top, it’ll be a relatively easy 15-20 min hike to the coffins. Hiking down beside the cliffs.
The tribal folk believed that putting their dead in steep crevices like this made their loved ones nearer to their gods.
The dead is said to be covered with white cloth and bound using rope from the maguey plant, elders believe that placing the body in a fetal position like that symbolizes the start of a new life of the dead’s journey.
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