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Rice Terraces

Batad, Iloilo Province, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Batad
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Las Pinas, Philippines
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Batad is a village of fewer than 1500 people, situated among the Ifugao rice terraces. It is perhaps the best place to view this UNESCO World Heritage site. The landscape is truly stunning and the nearby waterfall offers a lush swimming point (if you have the energy to hike there and back, around 1 hour each way) Tappiyah Waterfalls. A... More

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Tapa, Estonia
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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

While planned our trip to Philippines due to wedding of my nephew in Manila. I was sure I want to visit the only place listed in UNESCO world heritage sites from Philippines, it is Banaue rice terraces. Through Facebook I found local guide and driver Denwil Batangog. I contacted him and finally got a brilliant trip. Many thanks! .We, 7... More

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Love the Rice terraces as they are a complete different experience to the beaches and underwaterworld in the Philippines. You should get a guide for the trek from Batad to the waterfall, the rest is also easy on your own but the terraces themselves are a bit of a maze :). We had a private tour guide from Banaue and... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My Danish friends and I visited Batad last May 14, 2014 and the visit was excellent except for the service we were given by the Tourism Council/Information Center in Banaue. It was a big mistake! Upon getting off the bus, we we were required to register at the office of the tourism council. They put us on a list where... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

If you are planning to go to the north Luzon this is a number one attraction. The landscape is unique and extremely photogenic. Be prepared to walk up- and downhills a lot though.

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Tel-Aviv
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Rounding the last corner after the hot walk through the jungle path takes your breath away. Then you can just sit there and take it all in. All the pictures do not the place justice, it is one of the most beutiful. No visit to the Philippines is complete without seeing this view, and while your here, I would recomment... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is my favourite place in the Philippines. To access it you have to hike into the location, which to me makes it all the more rewarding, especially as you don't get to see the amphitheatre of rice terraces until you round a corner in the trail and it appears in its full splendour. Twice when I've stayed overnight I've... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Absolutely amazing! the trail to go down is difficult but you will feel great after you have done it.

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Cork, Ireland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The rice terraces at Batad are awe-inspiring! The amphitheatre effect of the stone terraces is so amazing, you will not be able to look away. We took a group hike from Banaue Tourist Office to Batad, which was a very reasonable 600 peso per person. It included a jeepney drive to the Batad Saddle, from there we hiked down into... More

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Manila, Philippines
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

After getting off the jeep from Banaue on to Batad Saddleback, the trail going to Batad takes about an hour. For a city girl like me, I really didn't know what to expect. But, once you see the beauty of the terraces and the small village, you really get to appreciate the secludedness of the town. Cars don't have any... More

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