Batad Rice Terraces, Banaue

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#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Cordillera Region
Take in the spectacular views of Batad Rice Terraces, inscribed on the World Heritage List and shaped like a gigantic natural amphitheater. Over 2,000 years old, these terraces remain in use to this day, engineered to perfection and providing livelihood for many. Be prepared for a strenuous hike up to the best vantage points. There are plenty of opportunities to buy necessities and bottled water along the way. Plan to visit Batad Rice Terraces during your Banaue vacation using our convenient Banaue sightseeing site .
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  • September 20, 2017
    A great Trek with Joseph Bumakel and Julie Wagner: 2 days/1 night in the Rice Terraces of Banaue/Batad... Joseph Bumakel is a great guide who loves his job! It does not only lead you to the rice fields, but it also takes the time to share his knowledge about the culture of the rice harvest, the everyday life and difficulties of the owners of terraces. He knows a lot of things about the local flora and fauna. He did everything to make possible the most enjoyable trekking: he's funny and friendly! In the evening, he also likes to share the highlights of the cultures of Banaue (weddings, funerals...) I recommended strongly Joseph Bumakel for this trek, because he knows very well the places and very attentive participants rest! In big thanks to them for this great moment. This Trek will remain a highlight of my stay in the Philippines!
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  • September 6, 2017
    I grew up seeing and reading about rice terraces in our elementary textbooks. Actually experiencing it for the first time brought out the child in me. The child that is happy with the simplest joys of...  more »
  • August 23, 2017
    I stayed here for two nights and I can with ease say, because I also trekked to the others, that these rice fields are the most beautiful in the Philippines. They have the shape of an amphitheatre. It...  more »

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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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