Sagada, Mountain Province
Though missionaries had already converted the customs of Igorot, Mountain Province and rest of the Philippines’ Cordillera Region’s ethnic group, traditional ways of burying the dead remain visible in Sagada. At the mouth of Lumiang cave, piled coffins hold the dead in fetal position signifying man’s full circle from the woman’s womb.
Sagada may be reached by bus six hours from Baguio City. Aside from the Sugong coffins, Sagada abound with sites ideal for trekkers, nature lovers, and solitary souls.
The warmth of its people and the availability of bed and breakfasts make Sagada tourist-friendly.