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Banaue Rice Terraces

Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 10 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The trip was well worth it. You can view some from various viewpoints, but better to take a tour. P600 from the tourist office in centre of town. Not for those who can't walk up steps and hills though....

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I was totally amazed with this place. Wish I could have stayed here longer. Even in July the weather was nice and cool. The rice terraces will hypnotize you with their beauty. I will definitely be back to spend a considerable amount of time here next time. I heard it is best if you hire a guide you can hike... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I love it when we arrive here during sunrise. The colours of the sky is really marvellous. Then you will just sit down and look at it as the sun rises. Then sip a cup of joe and enjoy the view as you hear the sound of the rushing river near you.

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Luzon, Philippines
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12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

to see the terraces is on our family's bucket list. we chose the coolest month to be in banaue. we started our road trip at around 11pm and we arrived in banaue in time for the sunrise. we were all totally amazed, awed, enthralled by the magnificent beauty of the terraces. we had breakfast at the spot where the tv... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Went there and it was so cold and foggy. The ride to saddle point was gut wrenching- narrow unpaved road with one side so steep I seldom take a look. But it was very exciting especially when we reach the place where the amphitheater is located- it was awesome. We also took the trail traversing the terraces going down to... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

To really enjoy the dramatic view in Banaue, go the the highest view-point early in the morning. The whole valley will be perfectly enlightened.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Twice I had been to Philippines to see this marvel ....third time I got lucky... but went by circuitous route....Manila to Baguio to Banaue....not recommended for those on tight schedule.. but see a lot of country .... well worth the effort ....Banaue town a bit off putting.. but stayed at hotel near center ...its not advertised but I think called... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a must see and the only "Wonder of the World" in the Philippines. You can check out my blog here: http://arnelbanawa.blogspot.com/2014/09/hiking-banaue-rice-terraces.html

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A must-see in the Philippines so is definitely worth the night bus from Manila. I recommend staying at Randy's Brookside Inn! He is incredibly helpful for organising hiking around rice terraces

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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