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Lumiang (The Philippines)

Practical information on Lumiang

  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Extreme Sports
  • Lake
  • Caves
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Five hours from Vigan by car
When to go
From November to May
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Lumiang

María José Alfonso Fernández Seasoned Traveller
58 written opinions

Lumiang is a cave in which a large number of coffins have been stored. There are several caves in the Sagada area.

My suggestion:
Wear a head torch and a pair of decent shoes/boots with good grip.
My review

I wanted to visit Lumiang Cave after a friend recommended it to me. I think it's a good idea to do the tour in the company of a good guide as the relics have been left to abandon somewhat and a guide will be able to prevent them deteriorating too much (though I observe some of them encouraging tourists to actually touch the relics).

The coffins are piled up as if they're just pieces of stone or something, and that creates a bizarre impression. For me, however, the highlight of the tour was the experience of negotiating the tunnel that connects the two caves, i.e. connects the Lumiang one to the Sumaguing one. It's something I definitely recommend doing, as long as you're in good shape and not claustrophobic. Though you will need the services of a guide, these will be the most adventurous four hours of your trip to the Philippines! Expect to be plunged into darkness, to get wet, and to have to climb onto your guide's back at times.

Piled up coffins at the cave entrance
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