Giving you a glimpse of what it was like to live (and die) during the earlier years in the Philippines is the Hanging Coffins in Sagada. A six-hour drive from Banaue, the Lumiang Burial Cave is home to more than 200 coffins that have withstood more than 500 years of disasters. This showed the ancient tradition of Igorots in sending their loved ones to the next life.
These coffins, which are made from logs, are suspended from limestone cliffs using strong wires and ropes. There’s a hierarchy in the placement of the coffins. The more valued a person was, the higher his coffin was.
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