Banaue Rice Terraces, Banaue

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 part of your Banaue vacation plans using our Banaue visit planning website.
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  • Batad is pretty. The whole 30km trek is tough. Don’t do it if you don’t like hiking. Just do the small walk from Batad. We did the tour with Franz. We found his services terrible. He was high on...  more »
  • As a wonder of the world this does not disappoint. Be prepared to walk down 300+ steps to the village and find out about rice growing in this area. You can borrow/ire a walking pole at the top to...  more »
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  • Can you imagine? This is manually tilled by our ancestors? You could really find hard workers here since they plant and get the output by steep walkways and high flight of stairs with heavy items. It is still amazing even though its raining
  • I visited in November 2019. Fab views even in the rain. If you need a good local guide, ask for Fena.

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