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Banaue Rice Terraces

Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Banaue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Ancient Ruins
Description: Spectacular terraces were carved out from mountain ranges some 2000 years ago with primitive handtools.
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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

one of the best place ive ever visited. peaceful,calm clean and freshest air ever, needless to mention the amazing view the craftmanship of the ifugaos and their warm hospitality. a place to visit and enjoy vacation annually, banaue rice terraces is my first on the list.

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Los Banos, Philippines
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is really one of my favorite places in the Philippines, so far. Not very touristy but a wealth of things to discover - from little metal craft shops to hidden waterfalls. Hiking around the area can be very rewarding since there's always a new scenery to discover around the next hill. Be sure to check the rice calendar before... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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139 reviews 139 reviews
65 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The rice terraces in Banaue has been acknowledged the whole world over to be an engineering marvel According to the narrator of a cultural presentation, these productive terraces on the mountainside can be found in only four countries done by a migratory group of our forefathers. In the Philippines, one can appreciate the rice terraces only in Banaue and in... More

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Delta, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It's the showcase of the Cordillera! It puts to display the genius of the people by transforming the mountain ranges to rice fields. The native Ifugaos are very hospitable that you will feel really at home! Breathtaking scenery. Worth the travel! Highly Recommended!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

You have incredible views across the rice fields. Also is a good hiking experience. Really affordable, and unlike other parts of the country, is not hassle-intensive.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Such amazing landscape. Bring your rain gear. It can get cold at night. Try to explore the area, the scenery is breathtaking. It took the night bus from Manila and got there early morning. The bus stopped at a couple towns, for half hour or so for food and bathroom breaks. Bring 5-10 pesos if you want to use the... More

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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The natural landscape that gave the indigenous people to plant their brand of rice which are very good, tasty and little costly compared to rice in the market. The Rice Terraces is truly a great natural beauty that truly made one to be amazed on this beautiful formation of the rock and earth. That site is not only exclusive at... More

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Baguio, Philippines
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It is a place where nature and Igorot creativity and hardwork came together....a wonderful place to go if you want a break from the urban noise. it is situated in a rural town...quiet and peaceful.

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San Francisco, California
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24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Compared to just about anything else in the Philippines, Banaue (and the nearby) rice terraces are an absolutely stunning, unique sight, well worth a long trip here. The beauty of it is that you can easily see the Banaue terraces by a short tricycle trip, while the others, which are even more stunning, would require a bit of walking (such... More

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I visited in February as my one year traveling project around Asia. This place which is protected by UNESCO is stunning, awesome, and absolutely an experience. Why the terrace where made and how they were planned like that? I seems that there was continuous flooding more that 2000 years ago and in order to protecting their harvest the peoples decided... More

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