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Banaue Rice Terraces

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Address: Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
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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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A Beautiful Sight From Top of the Jeepney

Among the many rice terraces in the Cordillera region of the Philippines, Banaue Rice Terraces is the one declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is magnificent indeed. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lipa City, Philippines
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Lipa City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Among the many rice terraces in the Cordillera region of the Philippines, Banaue Rice Terraces is the one declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is magnificent indeed. I saw this magnificent engineering feat from the top of a public jeepney from Banaue on my way to Bontoc. Too bad public jeepneys don't stop on the road along... More 

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Santa Ana, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

rice terraces is one of the cultural heritage that was preserve in the philippines the stracture was nice to see it was picture perfect from the view point. Since Banaue is rich in cultural heritage you can also see "IGOROT" /native people dressed in there tradional way if you are a fan of arts and culture this place is for... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rice terraces are quite famous in Philippines (just like they are in Vietnam and China). However due to lack of interest or funds, they are not being well maintained. Having said that, the rice terraces are really a marvel and views of the valley are great.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from the viewpoint at the top of the valley is absolutely stupendous, and makes Banaue really worth a longish visit.

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Zaragoza, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best things to see in Philipines....there are many areas to see and small villages also.Usually the base to explore the area is Banaue where are hotels and restaurants and is where the bus from Manila drop you. In my opinion a very important place to visit in your trip to Phillipines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here the day we arrived after a 10 hour bus trip from Manila. You can walk up to the main viewpoint yourself as it is on the road. Be careful of the fake viewpoint posters around as the main one is after the police station. We took a guide back down through the rice fields for 500. There... More 

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Újezd
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The terraces are around Banaue and they are spectacular. You get very nice views from the road to Bontoc. But the place is also very touristy... You meet old locals at the viewpoints dressed in traditional clothes, waiting for tourists to take a picture with them. Sad...

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a 10 hours drive from Manila through mountains' snake road. Road is hectic. Rice terraces are nice. Interesting to see the archaeology they built to plant rice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High in the mountains of Banaue there is this World Heritage Sight worth the many hours trip to get there. The roads are narrow and but the scenery is unbelievable. There are a few places to stay overnight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My gf and I did a 4 day trek through the region. We are experienced Trekkers have done Peru, UK, Canada, Morocco etc. This was an interesting, challenging and ultimately beautiful experience - After the long (9 hour) drive from Manilla, we arrived at the Banaue hotel. It's the only proper hotel in the region and while it seems basic,... More 

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