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Banaue Rice Terraces

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Address: , Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
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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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Highlight of our stay in the Philippines

First you view the stunning vistas of the rice terraces, then you realize that some are 2000 years old, then you learn that they were dug from the sides of mountains using wooden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

First you view the stunning vistas of the rice terraces, then you realize that some are 2000 years old, then you learn that they were dug from the sides of mountains using wooden tools, fire and water-and you find yourself a little challenged to take it all in. When we arrived at our hotel, we decided that the trip would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A little out of the way, totally worth it. We came from sagada so had to take 2 or 3 jeepneys to get there. Which is an experiance in itself. The terraces were amazing. Very majestic. I found them to be waaaayy neater then other countries i have been to where terrace farms are still a thing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful! Walkable but taking a tricycle in the heat isn't a bad idea! There's a bunch of shops at the top of the viewpoint for cute souvenirs to bring home- lots of woodwork!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A ten hour bus drive, quite epic! but to get to the best, and by far, asian rice terrasses we have everseen! Why? Because they are vast, colourful, nestled in the middle of reasonnably high mountains, local farmers are great. All of this makes you forget about the lack of high level hotels in the area, however you can get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Its really awesome seeing the terraces and even on the car if you see them you will be amaze but as you go farther you will see how some of it is no longer taken care of. Sad to say that its a heritage that is dying already. The picture you see here are great but seeing them up close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My partner and I visited Banaue December last year. It was foggy and cold which made our experience more authentic. Thankfully, on the day that we had our trip around the province, the sun decided to give us a few hours with the terraces. It was awe-inspiring! A tourist guide went with us as we walked on the rice paddies... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

These are a standard to the tourist. Crowded and it takes a short time to see. Many people make their living off this area. Worth seeing and spending a day taking pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

once you get there at the site, it is not just all about the view, it is about civilisation that thrived in the area even before America was discovered. You will witness antiquity in the present times with your current naked eyes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Terraces that I only got to see in postcards and pictures is right in front of me. there are various view deck when you want to visit the Terraces but it is up to you if you want some extreme adventure by having some trek / hiking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A really beautiful place to visit, went on a day hike through the terraces and Batad, was breathtaking. Getting to ride on top of a Jeepney van through the enormous mountains was the highlight!

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