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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  • This is certainly worth the trip! Amazing and breathtaking... Beautiful. You certainly can't help but be awestruck by it's beauty and wonder. Nature at it's best!  more »
  • This is probably one of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen and experienced. Well worth the trip. Should be considered a wonder of the world. Simply amazing.  more »
  • Fantastic place with touch of luxury(hot springs). We stayed in Evergreen hostel(actually that is family hotel) and they organised everything for us: driver, guide tour etc. (it was cheeper than buyin...  more »
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  • This place is awesome. Usually good to visit during the planting season.
  • Great views over the rice terraces but after seeing Batad the day before i thought these were not as good. Apparently they have planted their rice already in Batad but not in Banaue. The terraces in Banaue were mostly brown muddy water, but their were some green ones. I went in April 2017, it was quite hot and there had been no rain for a bit.
  • Great place to enjoy nature and hear stories from local guides about the life on rice terraces, local culture and beliefs. Walk along the rice fields all the way to natural hot springs and enjoy laying in bubbling hot water.
  • It was a clear Friday morning - no crowd, weather was awesome and the view is amazing. After a long time, i finally saw the Banaue Rice Terraces. Truly magnificent!
  • Wonderful view but needs govt support & improvement of facilities

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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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