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Philippines Trip Day 3 Video: Kiltepan Peak & The Hanging Coffins of Sagada

April 27, 2017

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The 3rd day of our trip to the Philippines ironically started at 3:00 AM. Yes, I know…believe me I was wishing that was a typo when my alarm went off that morning. But, we had to wake up that early to arrive at Kiltepan Peak before the sunrise! This is a popular tourist destination in Sagada and famous for breathtaking sunrises.

I cannot possibly say enough about this place as it is difficult for pictures and even video to do it justice! Couple quick tips for those of you interested in visiting Kiltepan Peak:

  1. Take a Jeep or something with a high wheelbase. Vans or small cars may have a hard time on the road getting here.
  2. They do have folks there that serve food and more importantly…..coffeeeee! So, just wake up and go and bring some cash. They only take pesos there so be aware.
  3. I suggest arriving here around 4:30 AM so you have time to grab some coffee, food, and to get a good spot.

Next, we were off to have a real breakfast in downtown Sagada at the Masferré Country Inn and Restaurant. It’s a cozy cafeteria style restaurant serving traditional Filipino food. For only 150 pesos (~$3 USD) you get a choice of breakfast meat with rice, eggs, coffee, and a piece of fruit.

After breakfast, we made our way to the Hanging Coffins of Sagada and Echo Valley.  The Igorot tradition of burying their loved ones this way dates back more than 2,000 years.  One of the reasons for hanging the coffins along the wall was to place the deceased closer to heaven.  If you’re interested in learning more about this tradition check out this site.

Coming up in my day 4 video, we ditch the mountains of Sagada and head for the beautiful beaches of El Nido, Palawan so stay tuned!

“Chase your dreams, but always know the road that’ll lead you home again.” -Tim McGraw

 Photography by Blaze Sy

Videography by Fridge Multimedia


Check out my other videos from the trip:

 PHILIPPINE TRIP DAY 1 VIDEO: THE WINDING ROAD TO SAGADA

PHILIPPINE TRIP DAY 2 VIDEO: THE BATAD RICE TERRACES

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[…] Philippine Trip Day 3: Kiltepan Peak and the Hanging Coffins of Sagada […]

Reply to Passing

Truly inspiring videos and places! I would love to go for a hike there!

Reply to Agness

[…] You can read more about our third day in Sagada in Mei’s blog, Colors of Mei. Click the link to go directly to her blog post about the trip: Philippines Trip Day 3: Kiltepan Peak and the Hanging Coffins of Sagada […]

Reply to Sunrise

I'm falling in love with this site. These photos are so beautiful. Keep them coming!

Reply to Dani

Hi Dani. Thank you for the compliment. That means so much :)

The coffins look creepy! But thinking about it, it's just some wooden boxes on a wall.

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