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 October 22, 2014                     Submit Content                         

Hanging coffins of Sagada in Philippines

Located 275 km. north of Manila, Sagada is famous for its "hanging coffins". This is a traditional way of burying people that is not in use anymore. The forebears of the current residents practiced an unusual burial practice by hanging and stacking coffins, hewed from tree trunks, in the limestone karst cliffs and caves near town.