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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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Mill Park, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Hi, Just returned (again) from the Philippines and had a most wonderful time there, it is hard not to have a great time there. I went for a week to the rice terraces in Banaue and travelled in the general area for quite a lot, and it was awesome, truly amazing, spend 1 day just walking through the fields over... More

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It took us 16 hours in a rented van to get here from Manila. It wasn't supposed to be an overnight trip but our driver got lost and then the van broke down. When we finally stumbled to our lodge in Banaue we were left wondering if it was worth it. After a short rest we strolled down to look... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

You are missing the true culture and history of the Philippines if you miss this spectacular wonder while visiting the Country! Definitely worth the 12 hour drive drive on the slow and bumpy road from Manila getting here as the views are just amazing!

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Melbourne, Australia
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226 reviews 226 reviews
90 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

If you come to the Philippines, and don't make time to visit the rice terraces, then you have done yourself an injustice. This area geographically has to be among some of the most spectacular I have seen anywhere. It is well worth the long, tiring, winding, slow, and sometimes bumpy and uncomfortable drive. Make sure you're here in the morning,... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Unfortunately we didn't have time for a trek but the views from the many viewpoints were amazing! Great place to shop for Souvenirs and a local guy dressed in tribal costume and weapons posed for pictures, Very entertaining. One word of warning, getting up here is about a 12 hour bumpy ride from Manila on windy country roads. Worth it... More

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