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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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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The reason why Batad is stunning in its beauty is the dramatic amphitheatre formation that seems to pull you in when one first views it from above. To get there, the Saddle point is where all the jeepneys stop and the hike down begins. After one hour amongst blasting, earthmoving caterpillar machines and fallen rocks, the hikers get a peek... More

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Las Pinas, Philippines
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
73 helpful votes 73 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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41 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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