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Banaue Rice Terraces (Philippines)

The Banaue Rice Terraces are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the Batad indigenous people. It is one of the forgotten wonders of the world. It is commonly thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. The terraces are located approximately 5000 feet above sea level and cover 4000 square miles of mountainside. They are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces. 
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Ik ben er vier jaar geleden geweest, en het is een prachtige streek. De rijstterassen zijn wonderbaarlijk mooi. De mensen heel vriendlijk. Het BanaueHotel is een prachtig confortabel op westerse leest geschoeid hotel. Wij hebben de rit van Manila naar Banaue per nachtbus gemaakt, dit is een avontuur op zich. Als je iets wil kopen moet je wel afdingen.  
Img Herta De Smet
20-07-2008, 14:35
I am happy saying that I enjoyed my visit there, some 2 years ago. Great experience. I must add that I never seen such a caotic city as the city of Manila. Otherwise, the country is worth being visited. Its people are just charming !!  
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01-07-2010, 16:39