In most cultures around the world made bury their dead under the ground, indicating the place of burial monument or plaque. However, representatives of some ethnic groups in China, Indonesia and the Philippines … hanging coffins of their ancestors high above the ground right on the cliffs.
One of the places famous for its hanging coffins – the municipality of Sagada in Mountain Province Philippines. Here, even today practice the ancient tradition of hanging coffins on cliffs.
Photos on the memory on the background hanging coffins.
Often the relatives of the deceased themselves willing to carry the corpse to the wall with the coffins to soak up fluids that come from there.
Hanging coffins (and chairs), as well as echoes appearing in the valley, definitely create a mysterious and slightly creepy atmosphere.
Hanging coffins in Echo Valley in Sagada “reserved”, mainly for elders and their families, because it is believed that in this way the young generation will be able to receive spiritual enlightenment.
Corpse in a coffin dressed in outfits family of colors and patterns to ancestors in the next world to know them. By tradition, the body lay in a coffin in a fetal position, and the coffin was cut from a tree trunk. And, often future dead themselves cut yourself coffins.
The advantage of the hanging coffin is considered that the deceased body is closer to the heavens, and he can better observe her family on. However, a more practical reason can be considered that the hanging coffins do not take place on earth that can be used, for example, for sowing the crop.
Sometimes beside the coffin and hang chair on which he sat shortly after the death of the deceased, in the traditional ritual of death.