Sagada Hanging Coffins

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sagada Hanging Coffin imageOn the way to Ambasing, one of Sagada's 19 barangays, limestone karts cliffs dotted with pine trees dominate the landscape as seen in the this photograph. On these cliffs, perched precariously on a wedge, four or five coffins are arranged in a pile. The oldest one is more than a century old; the latest addition was put into place decades ago. It belonged to a lady from Demang (another Sagada barangay) who happens to be a great-aunt of this webmaster.

In similar places around Sagada including the Echo Valley, one may find these "hanging" coffins. They are usually in groups, some neatly piled, others randomly stacked. All found in places seemingly impossible to reach. Places that can be touched only by mother nature.

These hanging coffins will be there for as long as the elements would allow them. They're precious tokens from a fabled past... adding mystic to an already mystifying place.


Sagada Hanging Coffins picture 1

Hanging Coffins at Sagada's Echo Valley

Sagada Hanging Coffins picture 2


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Anonymous February 22, 2010 at 2:57 AM  

Thank you for sharing these. My husband and I have always wanted to bring our daughters to Sagada. My youngest, who is in the 5th grade, chose Sagada as one of her oral/project reports in Local Geography. We learned a lot from your site. It's more interesting to learn from people who live there than from books who tend to barrage us with boring information. :)

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