Banaue Rice Terraces, Banaue

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#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Cordillera Region
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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  • Hello everyone, we come back from a 3 day with Franz trek: it was fabulous! full of humor, it is trouble from the beginning to the end of the stay (and his mom is an excellent cook!) Do not hesitate a second to leave with him, you will spend an unforgettable moment
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  • These rice fields are beautiful and the guide who accompanied us (Dany) was charming and ready to meet all our demands. Great time...
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  • We booked the 2 day 1 night trek with our guesthouse in Banaue. This took us from Banaue to Pula, Cambulo and Batad. It was one of the best treks I have done. The views are amazing! Banaue rice terrac...  more »
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  • Truly beautiful and thanks to its remote location it is very peaceful. It is a bit tricky to explore the area since walking is the only option. But the paths are fairly easy even though the steps sometimes are quite challenging. If you want to make sure that you find your way and don't miss out on anything you can get a guide already in Banaue, alternatively when you get to the start point of the path.
  • Breathtaking and stunning views. One of the best ways to disconnect from the stress of Metro Manila. A lot of restos with spectacular views of the terraces.
  • Staying in a native hut on top of a mountain overlooking the rice terraces was amazing. Truly a must have experience.
  • 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.
  • One of the 7 wonders of the world, Banaue Rice Terraces still offers the wonderful scenic beauty and the equally wonderful terrace rice farming that is said to exist for hundreds of years.
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