What and where are the Banaue rice terraces?
Often referred to as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, the Banaue Rice Terraces are a breathtaking sight that you will not want to miss during your stay in the Philippines. These magnificent terraces were carved into the Ifugao Mountains around 2,000 years ago and are still used to grow rice and vegetables today. As well as providing a stunning backdrop to your travel photos, the area around the rice terraces offers superb options for trekking in one of the most picturesque environments in Southeast Asia. This guide to the terraces has suggestions on the best time of year to visit, as well as some interesting facts about the area.