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Address: Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Breathtaking!

So stunning and well worth the drive from Makati! The view is just breathtaking at every angle! We came across an old couple in full dress which we took photos with. They were so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Rotorua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So stunning and well worth the drive from Makati! The view is just breathtaking at every angle! We came across an old couple in full dress which we took photos with. They were so sweet! We drove to the top point lookout, so pleased to see that it hadn't been ruined by the 'tourism' touch... The township is lovely and... More 

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Bacoor, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Banaue can be viewed on several viewpoints along the Banaue to Bontoc road - Dayanara, Side & Main Viewpoints to name a few should one is not into long hikes. Still, the views on the road are "Simply Beautiful". One can imagine the pain & effort put up by the ancestors in constructing these terraces which have been all done... More 

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Vero Beach Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is amazing the work that went into making these rice terraces. Without them, rice agriculture in this area would be impossible. I understand that northern Philippines is the only place in the world for these.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can recomend very much.... very beautiful....:-) In october little bit hard to get there because lot of rain but still nice to see. People are very friendly.

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Thank M0m0nica
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As most people stay in Banaue these terraces are much easier to access. You can walk up the road from the main town and there are viewpoints along the way. It is along the road so it is not that difficult a walk. You have the option to walk through the rice terraces to go back to the town. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Banaue: famous for its rice terraces, trekking the area highly recommended. Possible to get to Banaue from Manila on an overnight bus. However, this sometimes can get booked solid so a bus to Baguio is an option too then mini bus (11 seater van) to Banaue.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the mountainous northern part of the Philippines is one of the oldest man made structure in the island. We took the local bus Ohayami from Manila direct to Banaue. It takes around 8 hours drive and cost you around 17 US dollars each. The town is small but you can find all the common commodities. There is a... More 

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Thank EatME S
Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just got off from this place a few weeks ago. It's still amazing as it is, plus it's more peaceful. There's been a lot of improvements. It really is more organized than before. It's somehow foggy during my stay so the terraces looks like being protected by the mist. It's always beautiful as ever. Breathtaking!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Hi ! I just come back from my second trek in Banaue/Batad rice terraces. I did the first one in march this year: great weather and green rice terraces. The second was just this week end so in June, I expected some rain but the weather was actually fine and the terraces were yellow before harvest => Awesome. If you... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Looks pretty much like every other large collection of rice terraces. Use of masonry retaining walls was a bit different and led to being able to use them as paths. Pretty, nice photos.

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