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Banaue Rice Terraces, Banaue

(4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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 centerpiece of your Banaue vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Banaue trip builder.
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  • First time I saw rice paddies in staircase. Ideally, it's better to go there on a day or it does not rain, because otherwise you'll be disappointed. The tricycle is stopped at the belvedere 1, 2 and 5. The #5 view was the best to take pictures. There is also a small wooden mask shop. I have bought a ticket to 300 pesos.
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  • The rice terraces are very well maintained by the village farmers. Magnificent views from the lookouts, even better with a bit of hiking. Unfortunately, Along almost all the roadways these views are m...  more »
  • 8 hour drive round trip from Manila, and finally a site that we found no exceptional, there are many other rice in the Asian world just as beautiful even more beautiful, we were perhaps not in good season (December, no culture, empty paddies) they are probably best at harvest and the shades of green...
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  • It's one of the most beautiful mountain area I have visited in the world. Although the transportation may not be easy to get here, but it's totally worth it.
  • wala p engr. dti pero nkgwa sila ng perfect water distribution for the rice field. gnda tingnn. 1 of the 7wonders of nature dati.
  • Amazing place! Not so easy to access but definitely worth it! The rice terraces are so huge and impressive!
  • What a beautiful sight. Absolutely astonishing. I would give it five stars if it was not for the nearby rice terraces of Batad which are one or two levels more incredible.
  • Really love to see this place in person...I remember my mother told me that she cried when seeing the terraces...