Danum Valley Coffin Cliff Trek, Danum Valley Conservation Area
Borneo, Borneo (Sabah)

Info : Danum Valley Coffin Cliff Trek

Around 20 years ago, a series of limestone holes were found on a cliff edge deep within Danum Valley's primary rainforest. It was established that this was an ancient burial site of the local tribespeople, and you can discover their secrets. 

Journeying with an expert guide, climb an upward trail to a height giving stunning views of the forest below. The coffins themselves are imbued with local spiritual beliefs: the higher you're buried, the closer you are to heaven. 

You'll notice wood scattered around the area; this is because tribespeople buried their ancestors with iron wood, parts of which have sometimes fragmented off in the process of carrying them to the high cliff. Incredibly strong, termite proof and denser than water, the act of carrying up these cases is an incredible symbol of commitment and strength – they're very heavy! 

Absorb the spiritual atmosphere and take beautiful photos of the surrounding landscape before trekking onward through the valley. 

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