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Sunken cemetery in The Philippines

Sunken Cemetery

Sunken cemetery in The Philippines

Sunken cemetery in The Philippines

Travel Photography from The Philippines

Today is Blog Action Day 2010, the subject is water. In aid of supporting a cause that makes up most of our bodies and the planet we live on here isĀ  post about protecting out water based tourism locations. You can check out their website here blogactionday.change.org

I really don’t know what the sunken cemetery in Camiguin Island in The Philippines is not more popular? In fact, it’s actually endangered as the local government wishes to build a new ferry terminal nearby.

The sunken cemetery is located on the small island of Camiguin off the north coast of Mindanao. You can hire a small boat man to paddle you over (4 mins). Or, you can swim over. Though again, here confusion rocks tourism as some people say you are not allowed to swim here.

All around the giant white cross are tombs that are under water. An earthquake stemming form a volcanic eruption sunk the cemetery. While most are now covered in coral. You can still make out the odd cross or two.

If anything, this place, in my view, should be protected, and not endangered by a new ferry terminal. Get there, before it’s too late!

Children on Camiguin The Philippines

Local children that live on a tiny island in The Philippines

Children on Camiguin The Philippines

Children on Camiguin Island The Philippines

Travel Photography from The Philippines:

Camiguin island is a small volcanic island just of the northern coast of Mindanao. Fabled for it’s many small volcanoes and fresh water springs, the island has a small population.

All round the main island are much smaller island. Here are two children that live on one.

Drummers from Camiguin Island in The Philippines

Drummers from Camiguin Island, The Philippines

Drummers from Camiguin Island in The Philippines

Drummers from Camiguin Island in The Philippines

Camiguin Island is just off the north coast of Mindanao in the south of The Philippines.

Every year around October there is the annual Lanzone’s festival which celebrates the harvesting of the small fruit this island is known for.

During the week long event there are many parades and festivities. The crowning of Ms. Camiguin island is the show’s main event. Amongst all this will be live music created by locals.

The above photograph are local drummers who’ve painted their faces to match their yellow & red costumes.

Colorful boat on a tropical beach

Colorful boat on a tropical blue sea

Colorful boat on a tropical beach

Colorful boat on a tropical beach in The Philippines

Travel Photography from The Philippines

Boats like this in The Philippines are known as “bankas”. They transport people short distances all over small islands, or along the coast.

They are also used for fishing, and transporting goods. Some are decorated with bright colors like this one, which make them really stand out.