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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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Manila, Philippines
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79 reviews 79 reviews
3 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Even in fog, the view was nothing short of spectacular. Everyone must have experienced seeing this at least once in their lives.

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Glencairn, Western Cape, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The main viewpoint is brilliant - top class view of the rice terraces. The walk through the terraces is a must - get a guide from town. The ton itself is grubby, no character and not worth spending much time.

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Marikina, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

After two hours and half travel from Bontoc to Banaue we finally arrived in Banaue, and we hired a Trike or Tricycle going to Batad Junction. The roads going to Batad Junction or saddle point is way worst than Sagada. It was a bumpy ride, the roads were really really rough, dust everywhere and the road was ongoing construction. After... More

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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
66 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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Lima
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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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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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17 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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