Banaue Rice Terraces, Banaue

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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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  • Look at just the rice terraces of Banaue, Batad and Sagada. In Banaue, the 7 viewpoints are easily accessible from the village on foot. To the last, there are 4 kilometers, one must walk back the same way again. All the way with a tricycle cost only 200 pesos (well €3). Where the driver waits everywhere. That is worthwhile in any case. The view from the viewpoint 3(?) is depicted on the old 1,000-Peso Bill.
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  • We are a couple of French, left with our hero guide for 3 days of trek! Despite the fact of not arriving during the summer (the rice fields are the greenest in the months of March April) it is really worth! The landscapes, the premises, villages, everything very authentic despite the influx of tourists. You will cross the rice paddies, will sleep in a villages isolated in the mountains... You will get full view and full legs also I want to say a Word to our hero guide who has been perfect with us: caring, funny, he loves to talk about his country and its traditions, he explains you all with pleasure. I highly recommend it! You can contact him by Facebook: Jercy Cabbigat or personal number: 09358770162
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  • Myself and 2 friends visited the terraces in May 2017. We travelled by bus from Olongapo, Bataan which took us approximately 6/7 hours to get to Baguio City, we then had to get another 5+ hour bus up ...  more »
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  • Banaue Rice Terraces is one of the best natural resources in the Philippines. This is located in Mountain province, approximately 5-6 hours drive from Manila travelling privately, and I suggest to visit the place before sunrise to appreciate more of the scenery.
  • This is impressive! This is one of the most impressive landmarks I have seen in my life. I can't describe it. Go there and see it by yourself. When I was there in the end of August the fields were still green and not harvested and looked actually better than Batad because Batad was already harvested.
  • Best time to visit the place are from December to January, its their planting season.
  • So amazing to see the Rice Terraces.. Beautiful architectural design 😍😍😍
  • if you have the time it's definitely worth doing. it's about a 10 hour drive from manila. the rice terraces are absolutely stunning. in banaue town there are plenty of scenic viewpoints. the most popular terrace to visit is batad rice terraces which you can organise a guided tour or do it by yourself. you will truly be amazed by this sight.

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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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