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Banaue Rice Terraces

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Address: Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
Description: 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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1 day is enough. Ignore the touts of People Inn guest house !

Nice introductin to rice terraces before seeing the highlight in Batad. To see the terraces you can walk or better book a tricycle. You can bokk the tr. in the tourist office at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Nice introductin to rice terraces before seeing the highlight in Batad. To see the terraces you can walk or better book a tricycle. You can bokk the tr. in the tourist office at the main road. Price for a 1-2hr tour to Banaue view point and another place nearby (B... forgot the name). The tricycle stops at intersting places -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I visited Banaue Rice Terraces some years ago when I got a rental car and drove around Southern / central and Western Luzon. The rice fields blew me away having never seen any rice fields before let a lone so massive. There is an amazing history to it too going back a very long time. I stayed in an accommodation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Travelling throughout Luzon you are immediately faced with iconic rice terraces in every shade of green shimmering across the hillsides. Numerous photo stops along the mountain roads offer varying views and every terrace in different in its own way. Most are fully accessible by foot and open to tourists, with long steep steps and boulders to get down to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

What a magnificent tourist site! Having traveled in many countries, Banaue is one of my favorite places for its shear beauty. Getting to the Terraces is sometimes tiring along busy roads, but stopping frequently to enjoy Philippine scenic beauty and local culture, and staying at least overnight adds to the wonderful experience. Even in heavy rains the sights are breath... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

DON'T go there during RAINY season! You won't see a thing except foggy clouds that enveloped the rice terraces. I am not kidding. When it rains, it rains in the morning, afternoon and evening for days. The first trip was a more 25km run in the rain from Lagawe(capital town) to Banaue. Was so tired & disappointed. Could not see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Banaue Rice Terraces is so amazing. I was mesmerized by its beauty. You can see the terraces in different angles. As we traversing the road going to the main view point of the terraces , different angles of the terraces can be viewed as there were signage for photo ops. Our country is so blessed to have such a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This review is destined for non-backpackers, people like myself who are over fifty, consider themselves fit enough for trekking rice terraces, and thought they were OK with baseline conditions (I wasn't!). I'll have to watch out for my level of comfort being challenged. The quality of the rice terraces of Banaue and Batad is not the question here, they are... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Nature wonder indeed! I've visited the place 3 times. After Banaue, I recommend you visit Sagada as well.

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Great place to visit if touring in The Philippines. The ancient rice terraces are beautiful seen from the top viewing point. There were a few local Ifugao hanging out at the viewing point for photo oppertunities (you should tip). We got a tricycle to the top viewing point and walked back down to the town, there are a few viewing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

You would fall in love with the place and locals. The weather is perfect! Great place to relax and get away from the busy city life. Locals to this day still plant rice and vegetables on the terraces, though more and more younger Ifugaos do not find farming appealing

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