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Banaue & Batad rice terraces

Philippines
By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile

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.

Banaue & Batad rice terraces

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The eighth wonder of the world

The rice fields stand on the mountains of Ifagao.

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Creating rice fields

Rice fields are essentially manmade.

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The terraces

The locals grow rice and other plants here.

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Watering the rice fields

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

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Maintaining the rice fields

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

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