Sumaging Cave, also called Sumaguing Cave, and Lumiang Cave are located in Sagada, in Mountain Province about 140 kms from Baguio City. At the entrance of Sumaguing cave you will be welcomed with some coffins and human remains that can be seen.
There are a lot of small passages that will lead you to the exit which is Lumiang Cave. This activity requires tourists to rappel, crawl, h ...
ike, climb and pass thru pools of water. Here you will be able to see the famous rock formations such as rice granary, giant cauliflower, and the Kings Curtain. Upon reaching the exit which is Lumiang Cave you will be able to see a lot of bats at the ceiling of the cave.
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Roughly twelve hours of bus ride from Manila, that's how far Sagada is. But is it worth a long journey? Read the blog and find out.
Warning: Picture-heavy post!
Sagada is known for its "hanging coffins" - the traditional way of burying people which according to their traditions only the married and who have grandchildren may be buried this way. Also, its sunrise viewing which was featured in the movie "That Thing Called Tadhana."
Sagada is a town in the Cordillera Mountains, within the Philippines, Mountain Province. Echo Valley's hanging coffins are displayed high on cliffs, while centuries-old coffins are stacked in burial sites like Lumiang Cave. The nearby Sumaguing Cave has unusual limestone formations. To the north, Bomod-ok Falls has a natural swimming pool. Rice terraces are carved into the area's surrounding mountainsides.
The Sumaguing Cave in Sagada, Mountain Province is my first cave experience, and that was way back in 2007. Since then, I've been to a few others, and no matter how you try not to, you cannot help but make comparisons. Fortunately, the time that we explored Sumaguing Cave was a period where only a few people knew about it. Between then and now, of course, the place practically blew up and practically hundreds of visitors drive up to Sagada every weekend. That was certainly one of the shocks I received when I set foot in the place anew.
There is a lot of unique moments you can have here in the Philippines sometimes even scary moments!
On this day in Sagada we decided to go on something called the "Cave Connection". It was a pretty extreme caving experience that took us underground for four hours! Except this cave wasn't only intense and full of beauty it was also home to traditional coffins. Yes, we went caving with coffins in Sagada!
Watch out as will for the scary moment when JunJun's Shorts ripped!
Growing up, I read so much about the world outside. I never really ever dreamed of editing a travel magazine, even when I was already entertaining thoughts of doing magazine work. I did read a lot of Life and The National Geographic, maybe some Travel + Leisure, but it was the lifestyle magazines I got hooked on, whether it was Vanity Fair or Vogue. To follow, say, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor as they roamed the world, lingering at the cafes they frequented, the hotels they stayed in, the ballrooms they waltzed into, the homes they lived in, was the kind of travel that caught my fancy.