Banaue Rice Terraces, Banaue

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Landmark
Hand-carved into the slopes of Ifugao Mountain over the course of 2,000 years, Banaue Rice Terraces form a spectacular cultural landscape and a World Heritage Site that has evolved through countless generations. Soaring up to 1,500 m (4,921 ft), these labor-intensive terraces with masonry retainer walls follow the contours of the mountains like high-precision isolines on a geographical map. Take a walk from Banaue's main road and stop at numerous viewpoints along the way, or hire a guide for a more thorough tour. Marvel at the maze of terraces slinking around the slopes, which have been feeding the area for centuries. One of the oldest man-made structures on the island, it is widely considered by Filipinos as the eighth wonder of the world. Make Banaue Rice Terraces a part of your Banaue vacation plans using our Banaue visit planning website.
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  • Batad is pretty. The whole 30km trek is tough. Don’t do it if you don’t like hiking. Just do the small walk from Batad. We did the tour with Franz. We found his services terrible. He was high on...  more »
  • As a wonder of the world this does not disappoint. Be prepared to walk down 300+ steps to the village and find out about rice growing in this area. You can borrow/ire a walking pole at the top to...  more »
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  • A nice place to visit in spring. Although it’s far away from Manila,I remember it took me 9 hours to take the night bus to reach but totally worth it. The rice terraces are part of UNESCO World Heritage inscription. Also, if you travel around Ifugao, you can find out a lot of aboriginal and traditional art and crafts. Advise: signal is very weak there, it would be better if you can contact your hotel/ hostel in advance and ask them to wait for you at terminal station. Highly recommended to check this place out!
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