When in Ifugao: Banaue Rice Terraces

Rice terraces in Ifugao are one of a kind. They were handmade by the ancestral tribe thousands of years ago, transforming mountains to terraces as their main source of food. Now it serves as tourist site and considered as one of the gems in northern Philippines. 
Ifugao is a province in Luzon in the Philippines. It is part of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), a landlocked area composed of six provinces. Ifugao is approximately 9-10 hours away from the capital Manila.
Although the Banaue Rice Terraces is not listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to existence of modern structures, the beautiful scenery is just the same as seeing the rest of the rice terraces (Batad, Bangaan, Hungduan, Mayayao, and Nagacadan) in the province. 
More people come here early in the morning to catch the sunrise and feel the natural breeze from the mountains.
The NFA-Aguian View Deck is one of the viewpoints. Other viewpoints are Dyanarra View Deck and Main View Point.
Other rice terraces found in Ifugao are Batad and Bangaan in Banaue, Hungduan, Mayoyao, and Nagacadan in Kiangan. These five sites were listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage in 1995.

How to go to Banaue Rice Terraces?
If planning to take public transportation, it is suggested to ride a bus at night to save time. There are two known bus companies with Manila to Banaue (vice versa) routes:
   
Ohyami Trans (also known as Ohyami Bus)
Manila terminal: Fajardo St., Sampaloc Manila

G.V. Florida Transport Inc. (also known as Florida Bus)
Manila terminal: Earnshaw St., Sampaloc Manila
These buses stop at the Banaue Poblacion Terminus in Banaue, Ifugao. From there, tricycles could go to the viewpoints that are only a few minutes away.

Read the rest of the Northern Philippines series!
Viajera Vlog: Benguet
When in Mountain Province: Sagada
Viajera Vlog: Kalinga




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