Rice Terraces 2(Banaue,Phil.)

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UploadedJanuary 8, 2009
TakenSeptember 2, 2008
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The Banaue Rice Terraces (Tagalog: Hagdan-hagdang Palayan ng Banawe) are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".[1][2][3] It is commonly thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. The terraces are located approximately 1500 meters (5000 ft) above sea level and cover 10,360 square kilometers (about 4000 square miles) of mountainside. They are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces. It is said that if the steps are put end to end it would encircle half the globe.[4]

The Banaue Terraces are part of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras, ancient sprawling man-made structures from 2,000 to 6,000 years old. They are found in the provinces of Kalinga, Apayao, Benguet, Mountain Province and Ifugao, and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Locals to this day still plant rice and vegetables on the terraces, although more and more younger Ifugaos do not find farming appealing, often opting for the more lucrative hospitality industry generated by the Rice Terraces[citation needed]. The result is the gradual erosion of the characteristic "steps", which need constant reconstruction and care. In 2010 a further problem was drought, with the terraces drying up completely in March of that year.[5]

Another thriving economy in the Banaue Rice Terraces is tourism.[12] The Tourism industry has developed a number of activities for visitors which may include the traditional sight seeing of the terraces and visits to the tribes at the foot of the terraces. A Mumbaki[13] (traditional Ifugao witch doctor) is also recommended[14] to visitors, these doctors can perform spiritual healing rituals.[citation needed] Domestic tourism however has gone down[15] over the past few years. A contributing factor to this is the treatment of Domestic tourists by the local guides in the area where it has been reported that local guides are more willing to entertain foreign visitors.[citation needed] The Batad Environmental Tour Guides Association (BETGA) in association with the Batad Baranguay authorities are currently laying a concrete track down from the Batad Saddle to the village proper.

65 responses

  • J Dex

    J Dex gave props (8 Jan 2009):

    wow!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (8 Jan 2009):

    GREAT!

  • Michael Gossenauer

    Michael Gossenauer gave props (8 Jan 2009):

    Wow! Stunning view! Great job with the light and POV.

  • Bob Meunier

    Bob Meunier said (9 Jan 2009):

    This is truly an eye-catcher!

  • Chessaddict *

    Chessaddict * gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Wow, it is an amazing shot ! :)

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Great view!!!!!

  • Paul Bate

    Paul Bate (Deleted) gave props (8 Mar 2009):

    WOW Stunning.

  • AJ Mears

    AJ Mears said (13 Apr 2009):

    The sun glinting off the water and the shape of the terrain is great!

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (11 May 2009):

    Wow, great!!

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) said (12 May 2009):

    super image!

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (14 May 2009):

    Where you shoot this image because is an amazing place !!!

  • Joel Mcafee

    Joel Mcafee (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2009):

    Fantastic shot ! ! !

  • John Keating

    John Keating gave props (22 May 2009):

    Wonderful Shot!

  • YURY KUZYK

    YURY KUZYK said (31 May 2009):

    Nice shot!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   said (1 Jul 2009):

    The lines are amazing--at first I thought this was a total-graphic enhancement---great find and capture

  • Rafael Jimenez

    Rafael Jimenez gave props (8 Jul 2009):

    wow! Great capture!

  • teguh iman santosa

    teguh iman santosa said (8 Jul 2009):

    awesome...outstanding...., what a nice tropical views..

  • Chris Welchhans

    Chris Welchhans (Deleted) gave props (9 Jul 2009):

    Very cool...really like the light in this!

  • May Vokaty

    May Vokaty gave props (9 Jul 2009):

    This is stunning!

  • andré paiva

    andré paiva gave props (9 Jul 2009):

    yaahhh, great image!

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (9 Jul 2009):

    What beautiful landscape. Love it.

  • James Stegeman

    James Stegeman gave props (10 Jul 2009):

    incredible!

  • Andrew Usher

    Andrew Usher gave props (12 Jul 2009):

    Superb

  • kedar malegaonkar

    kedar malegaonkar said (14 Jul 2009):

    cool shot!

  • Andromeda Mendoza

    Andromeda Mendoza (Deleted) gave props (19 Jul 2009):

    Beautiful...

  • Rusty Katchmer

    Rusty Katchmer gave props (19 Jul 2009):

    Fascinating photo...Love it!!!

  • Ibra Ake

    Ibra Ake said (24 Jul 2009):

    What the **** is that? This is awesome my vote indeed.

  • Ibra Ake

    Ibra Ake said (24 Jul 2009):

    Seriously as soon as we can vote on this I can't imagine this image not making it into the mag.

  • lindsay Oram

    lindsay Oram said (25 Jul 2009):

    wow!!! Stunning

  • Leatheia Brady Rhodes

    Leatheia Brady Rhodes   gave props (6 Aug 2009):

    The location is amazing. You were in the right place at the right time.

  • Lannan

    Lannan gave props (11 Dec 2009):

    woww!! this is incredible.

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    Voted! Big Time!!!

  • Femke Dam

    Femke Dam gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    wauw!

  • Pajtim Zum

    Pajtim Zum gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    Great shoot!

  • Miriam Gordon

    Miriam Gordon (Deleted) gave props (2 Jan 2010):

    very cool!

  • Nima Karimi

    Nima Karimi gave props (9 Jan 2010):

    WOW WOW WOW WOW... I can go a thousand WOWs for this pic. it's really AMAZING. This MUST be the Greatest Outdor pic EVER

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Outstanding shot! Voted!

  • Grég Soss

    Grég Soss gave props (20 Jan 2010):

    Ayayaii ce Magnifique

  • Bryan Townley

    Bryan Townley said (25 Jan 2010):

    What a shot! You have such wonderful picture in your collection, Great work!!

  • Yelena Gregov

    Yelena Gregov gave props (10 Feb 2010):

    wow!

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (11 Feb 2010):

    stunning! voted!

  • Darren Pearce

    Darren Pearce said (11 Feb 2010):

    Wonderful photo, I went to the rice terraces in Longji, China and they are very similar. I'd love to explore the ones in the Phillipines as well.

  • Novak Nastasić

    Novak Nastasić   gave props (19 Feb 2010):

    Amazing image. My vote!

  • Liz Van Den Berg

    Liz Van Den Berg gave props (25 Feb 2010):

    astonishing and wonderful for this theme.great shot!

  • Robert D Brozek

    Robert D Brozek gave props (26 Feb 2010):

    cool shot voted

  • Alaric Yanos

    Alaric Yanos gave props (28 Feb 2010):

    gorgeous! nice work with the sun's reflection there. congrats! ;-)

  • Silvano Ahel

    Silvano Ahel gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    absolutely great shot

  • Kiran G

    Kiran G gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Cooooool .............. xxx

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (20 May 2010):

    fannnnnntastic!

  • John Dorosiewicz

    John Dorosiewicz gave props (5 Jul 2010):

    Totally cool!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (14 Aug 2010):

    Absolutely superb!

  • Amanda Inez

    Amanda Inez gave props (20 Nov 2010):

    Perfect

  • Vladan Djordjevic

    Vladan Djordjevic gave props (9 Mar 2011):

    An amazing photo! Superb lighting, excellent curves and super feel. I love it!

  • Saskia Matthews

    Saskia Matthews gave props (9 Mar 2011):

    amazing shot! it's crazy to know we live in a world that has this on it.

  • rory adityawan

    rory adityawan gave props (10 Mar 2011):

    wonderfull... what a shot.,, !!!!!!!!

  • Tosin Pedro

    Tosin Pedro (Deleted) gave props (10 Mar 2011):

    Superb image, absolutely stunning.

  • Addison Winslow

    Addison Winslow (Deleted) said (14 Mar 2011):

    That is totally awesome!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (15 Mar 2011):

    stunning and magnificent!

  • Lauren Faffler

    Lauren Faffler gave props (15 Mar 2011):

    Amazing shot!

  • Krissi Carson

    Krissi Carson gave props (17 Mar 2011):

    Wow.

  • Donato Fusco

    Donato Fusco (Deleted) gave props (18 Mar 2011):

    Wonderful Shot! Great capture!

  • Tracy Phutikanit

    Tracy Phutikanit gave props (20 Mar 2011):

    Stunning!

  • Thanooj Thampy

    Thanooj Thampy said (21 Mar 2011):

    Excellent !!!

  • Yoli Collazo

    Yoli Collazo said (22 Mar 2011):

    This is stunning.

  • charu ram

    charu ram gave props (28 Feb 2012):

    Gorgeous!!

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