One of the nine (9) towns of Ifugao Province, Banaue, is world-
famous and a must-see place. Its Rice Terraces considered as the
"Eighth Wonder of the World" and declared as a World Heritage
Site, are beautiful stairways to the sky that ascend steep mountain
sides. The guest in this hiker's paradise will have an outstanding
preview of the beautiful countryside, surrounded by mountains and
tribal villages. These rice terraces were built by the Ifugao tribes
2000 years ago using only their bare hands and the most primitive
tools. It is said that the length of the terraces, if connected end to
end would encircle half of the globe.


Tam-an Village - A typical village situated 240 steps down the
Banaue Hotel's swimming pool. Here woodcarving and hand woven
products are sold to travelers.

Tappiya Waterfalls - About 30 minutes from Batad Village is a
cascading waterfalls with its enormous natural swimming pool. A
visit to Batad would be incomplete without seeing this beautiful

Banaue Rice Terraces - A leading tourism destination in the country
and considered the "Eighth Wonder of the World" The rice terraces
starts from the base of the mountain range and reach up to several
thousands feet high. Streams and spring found in the mountains were
taped and channeled into irrigation canal that run downhill through
the rice terraces.

Batad Rice Terraces - These rice terraces are tried and take the shape
of an amphitheater and is located in Barangay Batad. It can be
reached by a twelve-kilometer ride from Banaue Hotel and a two-
hour hike uphill thru mountain trails.
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