Banaue Rice Terraces

Banaue, Ifugao

The five clusters inscribed as part of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras are Batad, Bangaan, Hungduan, Mayoyao Central and Nagacadan. Batad and Bangaan are under the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Banaue but are not referred to as the Banaue Rice Terraces.

The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras were named as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO World Herit ...

age Centre in 1995. It has passed by UNESCO's standards due to the blending of the physical, socio-cultural, economic, religious, and political environment as a living cultural landscape.

The Ifugao Rice Terraces have also been inscribed in the List of World Heritage in Danger in 2001 as the dangers of deforestation and climate change threatens to destroy the terraces. Another contributing factor is globalization where the younger generations of the Ifugaos have recently had the opportunity to gain access to media and education, most of the younger Ifugaos have opted to come to the capital for work instead of the traditional farming tradition.

The Philippines sought danger listing as a way to raise national and international support and cooperation in the preservation of the heritage site.

In 2012, UNESCO has removed the Rice Terraces from the list in recognition of the success of the Philippines in improving its conservation.

Banaue Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras News

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    The Banaue Rice Terraces, often called the 8th Wonder of the World, has been known to be a product of handiwork, carved by the hand, by the natives' ancestors around 2,000 years ago, to plant rice for daily sustenance.

    Even to this day, now referred to by many as the "stairs to heaven" because of its breathtaking milieu on top of the mountains, the Ifugao ancestors' handiwork remains just for the locals' daily sustenance, despite the tourism income and fame it brings to the province and to the entire country as well.

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    Banaues Rice Terraces

    After years and years of seeing it in postcards, travel guide books and school textbooks, we were finally gazing down at the rows of terraces looming out of the morning fog. Still somewhat tired from the whole day trek to and around the Batad Rice Terraces the previous day and the hike back to the saddle where our jeepney ride awaited us earlier that morning, we finally made it to one of the view points at Banaue's poblacion.

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    Banaue Rice Terraces - Ifugaos Treasure

    Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao province offers a grand and magnificent sight. This Unesco World Heritage site is also rich in history and features how human resourcefulness and creativity produces marvelous outcomes. Through hard work, persistence and adaptability, the Ifugao natives managed to survive by flattening the mountain's surface layer by layer and use them as farmlands. This more than two thousand years of practice has put together a glorious wonder that brought fascination to the people across the globe. According to archeological and historical studies, their basic tools were made ...

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    Places visited:

    - Marlboro Hills
    - Bomod-Ok Falls
    - Bokong Falls
    - Hanging Coffins, Echo Valley
    - St. Mary's Cathedral
    - Gaia Cafe & Crafts

    - Banaue Rice Terraces View Point
    - Town Proper
    - Tam-An Village
    - Hapao Rice Terraces

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  • LGU Private Sector Tie-up To Save Banaue Rice Terraces

    With a huge land area of the Banaue Rice Terraces deteriorating, the local government has partnered with the private sector to save the country's northern treasure and prevent it from being removed from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites.

    The Banaue Rice Terraces was erased from UNESCO's list of World Heritage in Danger in 2012, 11 years after it was listed in 2001.

    But with about 600 hectares of the site abandoned, triggering deterioration, advocates believe this will once again put the landmark at risk.

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