I was recently in the Northern Philippines (Jan 2006) and had the opportunity to spend some time in Banaue, as well as the region north of Banaue called Hungduan.
The rice terraces are definitely worth seeing and without question should be included as one of the 'wonders of the world.' The terraces North of Banaue were also incredibly beautiful.
The town of Banaue itself is a little run down. The number of tourists would probably be much higher if it were not for the overall conditions. That said, I would not hesitate to go back.
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