Mayoyao Rice Terraces

Mayoyao, Ifugao

Mayoyao Rice Terraces are located in Mayoyao, Ifugao. This spot is 44 kilometers away from Poblacion, Banaue. The Poblacion of Mayoyao lies in the midst of these rice terraces thus upon arrival in the town, one is awed with a breathtaking view of the rice terraces where all the dikes are tiered with flat stones.

Mayoyao Rice Terraces News

  • Northern PHL famed rice terraces face modern threats

    Northern PHL famed rice terraces face modern threats

    It is fiesta time in the famed rice terraces of the northern Philippines, and young men in colorful tribal clothing pound ancient rhythms on brass gongs as wild boars squeal ahead of slaughter.

    The annual festivals, held in remote mountain communities after the planting of the rice that is at the core of their existence, are a vital way of passing centuries-old customs to the new generation.

    Those traditions are the soul of the Cordillera ranges, one of the Philippines' most spectacular regions where Ifugao tribespeople are custodians of World Heritage-listed rice terraces.

    But the st ...

  • How About a Rice Terraces Mountain Adventure

    How About a Rice Terraces Mountain Adventure

    It's officially summer, with temperatures hitting the mid-30s. Many will most likely be heading to the beaches, as we have some of the best in the world. But how about going to higher ground instead to explore the Cordillera Mountains, site of our world-famous rice terraces.

    Built by hand by our Ifugao ancestors more than 2,000 years ago, the terraces cover the province of Ifugao like a spider web. While terraces can be found in many parts of the world, ours were built on steeper slopes at higher altitudes. The careful carving along the natural contours of hills and mountains to make the st ...

  • Ifugao Tourist Attractions Mayoyao Rice Terraces

    The Mayoyao Rice Terraces are among the five clusters of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras included in the UNESCO World Heritage inscription. It is one of the least visited cluster due to its remote location. The most visited probably is the Batad cluster due to its accessibility and it is closer to popular tourists destinations like Sagada.

    During my birthday week, I decided to pay a short visit at the Mayoyao Rice Terraces in the town of Mayoyao in the province of Ifugao. I didn't know how to get there so I did my research and I was already warned that the trip from Santiago ...

  • Ifugao Rice Terrraces Magnificent Mayoyao

    Mayoyao is a town in the province of Ifugao within the Cordillera Administrative Region in Northern Philippines. It is one of the 5 clusters of rice terraces in the province listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995. My visit to Mayoyao was trully an amazing experience... and I fell in love with the place.. hope to be back soon :)

  • Ifugao Home of the Rice Terraces and Native People

    Ifugao Home of the Rice Terraces and Native People

    Ifugao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Covering a total land area of 262,820 hectares, the province of Ifugao is located in a mountainous region characterized by rugged terrain, river valleys, and massive forests. Its capital is Lagawe and borders Benguet to the west, Mountain Province to the north, Isabela to the east, and Nueva Vizcaya to the south.

    It is named after the term "i-pugo" which means "I" (from/people) and "Pugo" (hill), thus people of the hill.

    The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras and Banaue Rice Terr ...

  • Ifugao Rice Terraces Truly a World Wonder

    Ifugao Rice Terraces Truly a World Wonder

    Nothing can beat the feeling of traveling into one's own country. The more we explore the different regions of the Philippines, the more we will get to realize how blessed our country is. Situated in northern Philippines, the Ifugao Rice Terraces are rice paddies that were carved into the mountains by the ancestors of the Ifugao people some 2000 years ago. Located 332 km. north of Manila, I was quite lucky to have visited this faraway land four years ago (And I'm also lucky for still recovering the photos from my old pc smile emoticon). We drove all the way from Laguna to Banaue which took alm ...