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Banaue Rice Terraces, Banaue

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • The terraces in Banaue are not that great, to Batad instead are beautiful. Though the Council to visit them when they make a plane nearby port because 11 hours by car or bus to get from Manila are preposterous. The town of Banaue sucks, dirty and all structures are crumbling.
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  • We did a 3-day trek starting from banaue via banaue tourist office. the scenery is incredible with exceptional views. Our guide was great and told us many things about the local culture. We were able to visit a school in cambula and he showed us how to prepare rice! some physical condition is necessary to sort (7 hours walk on average and in the mountains...)
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  • The rice fields, well that less attractive as those of batad 12km further, worth the (very long) trip from Manila. Ideal for a trek or a simple stroll
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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...