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“the sight and location is really great for hikers and adventure seekers..”

Banaue Rice Terraces
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Banaue
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Spectacular terraces were carved out from mountain ranges some 2000 years ago with primitive handtools.
kenora
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“the sight and location is really great for hikers and adventure seekers..”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

these rice terraces are located in the mountainous province of Ifugao.. a 12hour drive from manila if youre a foreign tourist..Banaue rice teraces are situated right in the town of Banaue but there is another spot of pretty rice terraces situated in Batad a small and remote part of Banaue which needs a lot of hiking to do when u are interested to see it...just bring some food and a lot of water but dont bring much which u know u cant carry...its a 4 hour trail hike from Banaue to Batad...and u have to pass thru mountains so u will be going up and down the path....its really challenging... and this is good for adults and teens...not so fun with kids...bring spare shirts too..and if u want to do more EXERCISE extend your journey to the east and go to Mount Amuyao...a mountain full of myths...but u need more preparation for this...

Visited May 2013
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Bad Waldsee, Germany
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“Really nice one !”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Really green rice teracces and a good guide, its recommended to do the whole day tour with a guide which tells you a lot about culture and how they build the rice teraraces.

Visited August 2013
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“Road trip from Manila to Banue”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

I will be travelling to Banaue with my daughter and some of her friends this December. We have our own vehicle, and I am planning on jumping off at 3 pm sunday, dec 15, 2013.

Can anybody suggest a stopover place or city? I am looking at google maps and trying to decide between Tarlac City and San Jose City or Bayombong. Any suggestions?

Will traffic be a problem at this time?

Visited September 2013
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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“Banaue Rice terraces”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

After a long trip probably by bus you will reach the mountain province of Ifugao. Passing through the provincial capital of Lagawe you will climb to the town of Banaue. First impressions may be of rather haphazard concrete buildings. But just look behind the small restaurants and hotels, on the many balconies for a view of another world. Created over 2000 years ago the terraces represent perhaps the most impressive and extensive network of rice terraces in the world. Get a tricycle to the viewpoint (but do bargain) for the most extensive views. For those more adventurous consider a trip to Batad. This means a climb down the hillside of about one mile but then provides a viewpoint of terraces and further on a waterfall which are simply stunning. Small and cheap hotels are readily available in both Banaue and Batad. If you are really fortunate you will also see one the many festivals of the Ifugao people. Keep an open mind, look beyond the concrete and find a world full of natural and created wonders.

Visited April 2013
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Paris, France
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“Great terraces, nice site”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

To be seen, at least once!
But we also heard a lot of people saying there are many terraces that looks as stunning in the area.
The big thing about this one is its amphitheatre shape

Visited March 2013
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