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Rice Terraces Banaue

A Brief History The Banaue Rice Terraces ("Hagdan-hagdang Palayan ng Banawe" in Tagalog) The Philippine

Rice Terraces were carved into the Cordillera, North Luzon Mountains in the Philippines over a 2000 year period by ancestors of the indigenous "Ifugao" people. Ifugao became an independent province in 1966. The Banaue Rice Terraces are commonly referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". They are variously located approximately 1500 meters (5000 ft.) above sea level and cover about 4000 square miles of mountainside.
They are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rain forests above the rice terraces. The system comprises of dams, sluices, channels and bamboo pipes, which are open and closed in co-operation with each owner.
They were built using hand tools only. The local people still plant rice and vegetables on the terraces, wet weather causes damage so the steps need constant renovation.

Banaue Rice Terraces 2 Night Tour
3 Days/2 Nights,
Seat-In Van Tour Departures every Wed at 6.00 am from the parking area of Zamboanga Restaurant, Adriatico Street, Ermita, Manila.
Minimum 2 & maximum 8 persons per group.
Solo travellers enquire here to see if we can combine you with other travellers...


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