Banaue Rice Terraces, Banaue

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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. With our online itinerary creator, Banaue attractions like Banaue Rice Terraces can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The not-so-nice terraces as in Batad, but with a little time in Banaue really enjoy a walk to admire the views.
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  • To do at least once in his life! We booked our stay of 3 days with our wonderful guide Resty Bugatti, via Facebook that I highly recommend! He tipped us off to best prepare our trekking and was friendly with us during your stay! We have seen and experienced things unforgettable (meetings with residents, views breathtaking) do not hesitate to bring toys opportunities and candy for the children of Pula! You don't know their joys. This will remain our best experience and c is also in large part thanks to our guide Resty!
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  • Well worth the roller coaster 7 hour trip in Toyota Hiace van to see You can walk easily walk to all the 7 view points via concrete road past the tourist office Absolutely no need for a guide or tricy...  more »
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  • The Rice Terraces of Banaue is one of the wonders of the World that is definitely worth visiting before they disappear. We visited this place January 2016. It was an amazing experience to see mountains curved & formed by human hands to rice terraces. It was also a rare experience to meet & interact with some elder Ifugao persons from this place in their native costume or attire. Highly recommendable.
  • Amazed with the very beautiful sight of this wonder. Good food as well with a nice cool breeze
  • Banaue Rice Terraces is one of the best natural resources in the Philippines. This is located in Mountain province, approximately 5-6 hours drive from Manila travelling privately, and I suggest to visit the place before sunrise to appreciate more of the scenery.
  • Drop off point from sagada. Stayed for 1hour. Eat lunch and pic taking. i had a nice and pleasant travel in the SAGADAS together with my sisters and friends in that unforgettable trip. we, passed the banaue rice terraces and the highest point ( going to mt pulag, to my estimate ) and also visited the strawberry farms in Baguio and stayed few hours in the city. thanks for this wonderful experience Jenny Bautista and to your travel group and drivers with such good skills in driving.
  • This is impressive! This is one of the most impressive landmarks I have seen in my life. I can't describe it. Go there and see it by yourself. When I was there in the end of August the fields were still green and not harvested and looked actually better than Batad because Batad was already harvested.

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Where to stay in Banaue

An established tourist destination, Banaue benefits from a range of places to stay. A couple of upmarket hotels and resorts sit a little away from the main town--but never far from the regional roads--enjoying views of the terraces, plenty of additional facilities, and evening cultural performances. The town center has a multitude of guesthouses, inns, homestays, and hostels, geared towards solo backpackers and adventurous families, with group rooms, single rooms, and dormitory-style lodgings.
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