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Banaue Rice Terraces

Address: Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Banaue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Spectacular terraces were carved out from mountain ranges some 2000 years ago with primitive...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Spectacular terraces were carved out from mountain ranges some 2000 years ago with primitive handtools.

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Manila, Philippines
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My 3rd time and the view never gets old. There are numerous viewpoint or simply have a meal at the People's Lodge and sit at the balcony overlooking the other side of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

You can hire a tricycle in Banaue which will take you to several viewpoints of Banaue Rice Fields. You can stop and take pictures. The view and the nature there is amazing! I think it is worth the nightbus ride from Manila. If you want to you can also go to the hotsprings in a close by neighborhood. The driver... More 

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Dagupan, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Simply and Amazing sight. A wonderful feat of humanity. Usually rainy. Locals are quite friendly. No fancy restaurant in the town proper. but you will visit the sights right?

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Manila, Philippines
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stayed at Batad before heading to Sagada. On our way, our van driver dropped us to the main view point (northernmost part) of Banaue Rice Terraces and it shows the most amazing section of the Rice Terraces.

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Baguio, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Been to Banaue a number of times, still is one of my favourite places to visit. Be sure to include a trip to Sagada and Baguio at the same time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

There are more view points to see Banaue Rice Terraces. First day we made it to middle view point. Next day we wanted to visit different rice terraces, but that they reconstruct the road and we need to catch the night bus back to Manila, so we decided to make a trek from Banaue to the highest viewpoint. We were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

There are much nicer, better maintained rice terraces in many other parts of the world (e.g. China, Nepal, Thailand). While there are very nice panorama views of the valley, the terraces are crumbling in major parts and the tourist 'registration fee' clearly isn't being put back into the attraction's upkeep. Considering all the hype surrounding these, they were not as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Find a restaurant in Banaue with a terrace and soak it all in! You need at least 3 to 4 days to get around on the various treks and hidden gems.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Take the 4km hike up the road to the various viewpoints. After some stormy weather, the shimmering rain looked amazing sitting on top of the terraces.

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Mahomet, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Foggy weather can rob visitors of most of the views (leaving me feeling like I did not see it), but even then, we still very much enjoyed a guided hike down into one of the mountainside villages nestled right in the terraces.

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