Banaue Rice Terraces

The Banaue rice terraces are part of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras and are a leading tourism destination in the country.

The rice terraces are considered the “Eight Wonder of the World” and are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Banaue Rice Terraces

The rice terraces start from the base of the mountain range and reach up to several thousand feet high. Their length according to some estimates if put end to end would be equivalent to half the size of the globe.

Built about 2,000 years ago, the rice terraces are demonstration of the engineering skill and ingenuity of the early inhabitants of the area. Streams and springs found in the mountains were taped and channeled into irrigation canal that run downhill through the rice terraces. //Sources: National Statistical Coordination Board, Cordilleras; UNESCO

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