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Address: Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
Description: Spectacular terraces were carved out from mountain ranges some 2000 years...
Spectacular terraces were carved out from mountain ranges some 2000 years ago with primitive handtools.
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Wonderfully gorgeous !!

We went on a trek for 3 days and it was perfect. The landscapes are just gorgeous our guide was also very nice, and it's highly recommended to go there with a guide. Hiking was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went on a trek for 3 days and it was perfect. The landscapes are just gorgeous our guide was also very nice, and it's highly recommended to go there with a guide. Hiking was awesome but maybe a bit difficult for a first time or an "non-sportive at all" person. For me it's a must do in the Philippines... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had originally only planned to beach and island hop while in the Philippines but going north to see the rice terraces is a MUST. The overnight bus from Manila is only 450 pesos. At banuae we went up to the main view point(200P) as well as over to Batad (1000P). The over 2000 year old rice terrace lives up... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Banaue rice terraces are pretty dismal when compared to the rice terraces in Sapa, northern Vietnam. The rice fields are small, shallow, with thrash commonly seen here and there, and at times look dirty. The rice grains are also quite short. Hiking through the Bagaan rice terraces to the Bomod Ok (Big Waterfall) was also not enjoyable. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

While we mainly came to Philippines for the beaches and such, we heard no visit is complete without seeing the country's famed rice terraces and we definitely agree!! We took the Ohayami overnight bus there to arrive in the morning and then took the overnight bus back the same day, this was mainly due to our time restrictions but we... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The terraces around Banuae are nearly as good as Batad if your unable to get out there. The viewpoints are along the highway and our tricycle driver insisted we stop to have a look on the way out of town to start our hike. It looks like the further north the viewpoint the better the view.

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Goleta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The rice paddies around Banaue are beautiful and accessible, but are not the world class paddies of Batad. Don’t ignore them as there is adventure to be had. We walked out into the paddies twice on or own. There are numerous paths, some with vertigo inducing fights of stairs. No one minds, no guide is needed and you just may... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We only had the chance to see the banaue rice terraces from the view point as what you can see in the P1,000 bill. And frankly, im not impressed. going to sagada, ive seen many other rice terraces, and i think it's more beautiful than in banaue .... just take a picture.. then leave...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

this is one of the most breathtaking places to visit in the Philippines. While it might take time and effort, the long trip is well worth it. Come in the low season when the crowds are spare and you can enjoy the beauty of the terraces in peace and quiet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were on a motor bike tour through this area. The scenery is just breath taking but don't look for too long as the traffic can be a little erratic! Pull over and take it in. Looking at photos doesn't do it justice as it really is breath taking. However be warned that the terraces change throughout the year depending... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Dubbed locally as the 8th wonder of the world, it is worth a visit. Was visiting Baguio in the north when we decided to venture further to the famous rice terraces. The drive was a bit rough but it was still worth it.

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