Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, the Banaue Rice Terraces, carved some 2000-6000 years ago in the mountain slopes of Ifugao, is considered as a marvel of ancient engineering. The ingenuity and resilience of the Ifugao people led to this striking work of art that became an enduring example of how the Cordilleran tribes adapted to the difficulties posed by the ever changing natural environment. With only minimal tools and animal power, they came up with complex irrigation systems and terraced ponds that follows the contours of the mountains, and everything remains unchanged up to this very day.
How to Get There:
● Take an Ohayami Bus Line bound for Banaue, Ifugao, it usually leaves at 9:00pm and 10:00pm daily. Terminal is at A.H. Lacson cor. Fajardo St., Sampaloc Manila (Near the University of Sto. Tomas). Alternately, Dangwa Bus Lines also plies this route and leaves at the same time, Terminal is at Kamias, Cubao. (10-11hrs travel time)
● From Banaue, charter any tricycle that will take you to the different view points of the terraces which are 5-10mins away from each other.
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