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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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San Francisco, California
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22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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Caticlan, Philippines
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

You wil be amazed how the people creatively made the rice field as beautiful as it is.... Must visit to and explore as you will definitely a lot...

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Absolutely stunning.. Definitely worth a visit - pictures and words cannot describe the glory of seeing the rice terraces. We came here in January and it was a great time to visit. The weather was nice, it was drizzling a bit sometimes but overall it was fine. Quite cloudy when we arrived at the viewing areas, but the sun made... More

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Manila, Philippines
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

One of UNESCO's worl heritage sites. a unique palace to visit because of its majestic rice terraces in the middle of the mountains.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We visited in December so the rice terraces were just about to be planted but despite them terraces not being full of lush greenness, they were still a spectacular sight. It's easy to spend a lot of time just marvelling at this man-made phenomenon- the amount of work that has gone into them and the sheer beauty of it. A... More

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Saint-luc, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

One of the most impressive place I've never seen, spectacular view, fantastic site and great countryside, really a very exciting... plus nice and friendly people proud of their way of life even if very difficult to work there...

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

When i was first time to go there with our client, it feels like fresh! Very nice place to be there. I dont want to miss some opportunity to hike actually! Even my feet got tired! And i never forget about my money i lost it while im hiking, its fun! Hahah!

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is the First ever UNESCO Heritage Site in the Philippines that i visited. Though the exact site is in Batad, I still find the Banaue Rice Terraces majestic and outstanding. I was at awe and my heart skipped a beat upon seeing it. I fell in love with the view. The cold rains and the smooth breeze complimented the... More

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Manila, Philippines
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The whole view and experience was definitely worth it. But I was just not satisfied since we didn't have enough time to enjoy and relax around the waterfalls and the view of the terraces because we were on a tight schedule. So if you plan to visit Banaue, plan at least 2 or 3 nights since there are a lot... More

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