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    Banaue & Batad rice terraces - Philippines

    © Authors Image The Banaue Rice Terraces

    The Banaue Rice Terraces

    The Banaue Rice Terraces date back over 2,000 years.

    Discover Banaue & Batad rice terraces

    The impressive rice terraces of Banaue and Batad in Ifugao province were not listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for nothing. The mountainous region, known collectively as the Cordillera, is home to many tribes - some that used to practice headhunting up until a few decades ago! Named the Eighth Wonder of the World, these rice paddies are especially magnificent in Batad, where they take the form of a giant amphitheatre. Although the area attracts many tourists, the area is not as well connected as it could be - the bus is an eight hour trip from Manila - however it's more than worth it.

    Deddeda / age fotostock The eighth wonder of the world

    The eighth wonder of the world

    The rice fields stand on the mountains of Ifagao.

    Skip NallSpaces Imag / age fotostock Creating rice fields

    Creating rice fields

    Rice fields are essentially manmade.

    Deddeda / age fotostock The terraces

    The terraces

    The locals grow rice and other plants here.

    Deddeda / age fotostock Watering the rice fields

    Watering the rice fields

    The rice fields are irrigated by water taken from the surrounding forests.

    Deddeda / age fotostock Maintaining the rice fields

    Maintaining the rice fields

    Due to the lack of attention of the younger generations, the rice fields need constant maintenance.

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