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Information about Old Badjao Cemetery

Religious Sites
Old Badjao Cemetery, Zamboanga, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines
Distance From City Center
3.9 km
High Season
Family Friendly

Old Badjao Cemetery


Nestled in the vibrant city of Zamboanga in the Philippines, the Old Badjao Cemetery is a captivating cultural landmark that provides a glimpse into the rich heritage and traditions of the Badjao people. This unique cemetery holds great historical significance and offers a profound experience for visitors interested in exploring the customs and way of life of this indigenous community. 

As you wander through the cemetery, you will encounter intricately designed mausoleums and tombs that reflect the unique beliefs and practices of this indigenous community. The tombs are adorned with colorful flags, seashells, and personal items, creating a visually striking and symbolic representation of the Badjao culture.


How to get there

Reaching the Old Badjao Cemetery is relatively straightforward. Start by flying into Zamboanga International Airport, the primary entry point to the city. From there, you can take a taxi or a tricycle, a common mode of transportation in the Philippines, to the cemetery. It is located in Barangay Busay, roughly 10 kilometers away from the city center. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes.


Best time to visit

The Old Badjao Cemetery can be visited year-round, as it provides an enriching experience regardless of the season. However, it is recommended to plan your visit during the dry season, which spans from November to May. During this time, the weather is generally sunny and pleasant, allowing for a more comfortable exploration of the cemetery and its surroundings.



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