Nagacadan Rice Terraces

Kiangan, Ifugao

The Nagacadan Rice Terraces are found in Kiangan, Ifugao. and these show how forest management and rice terracing are complementary.

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 t ...

he Banaue Rice Terraces.

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

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  • Mountain Province Maligcong Rice Terraces A Traverse

    Mountain Province Maligcong Rice Terraces A Traverse

    It was inevitable. We had to do something while in Maligcong. It was on our third day of doing nothing and the pressure was building. Guests at the homestay were coming and going, and us, we were still sitting our asses off, alternating between cold beer and hot mountain coffee in between meals at the veranda. Our host was already harried, wanting to guide us herself to the peaks of Mount Kupapey for the sunrise and Mount Fato for the sunset. We were unfazed. But yes, we have to at least do something while in Maligcong.

    And so it was that one morning as the rain finally abated to a very lig ...

  • An Unforgettable Journey In Ifugao

    An Unforgettable Journey In Ifugao

    This is a narration of my trip to Ifugao.

    Last March I plan on completing all the provinces of Cordillera Administrative Region, Ifugao province is the last stop on my Holy Week backpacking in the north. When I'm planning my Cordillera backpacking trip, the only thing in my mind is that I need to climb at least one mountain on this trip. One is in Apayao and second is in Ifugao. Bad weather welcomes me when I set foot on Apayao so climbing was canceled. Imagine my eagerness to climb in Ifugao.

    Getting to Ifugao is a bit tricky. That is, if you are coming from Isabela. Or if you are like ...

  • Open Air Museum In Ifugao Presents Culture And Sustains Native Rice Planting

    Open Air Museum In Ifugao Presents Culture And Sustains Native Rice Planting

    There is an Open Air Museum here which presents a landscape of Ifugao culture to visitors, as well as provides a venue to sustain the traditional rice growing culture of the locals.

    Opened in 2014, the Open Air Museum at the Nagacadan Rice Terraces has attracted more than the usual number of tourists in this part of the Cordillera Region, making tourism a major source of the town's income, next to agriculture.

    The Nagacadan Rice Terraces is the fifth World Heritage Site in the Cordillera Region, declared by the UNESCO in 1995 as an outstanding example of living cultural landscapes.

    Th ...

  • Kiangan Ifugao Where The Mountains And The Clouds Collide

    Kiangan Ifugao Where The Mountains And The Clouds Collide

    It is a foggy morning and we are here standing on top of a historic edifice watching the jaw-dropping scenery of Kiangan. The clouds rendezvous with the jungle-clad mountains and emerald green rice fields below.

    Apparently, the building where we are now ??" which crowns the town center ??" akin to an Ifugao house is also historic. It is called Kiangan Shrine which also earned the moniker "Yamashita Shrine", because the place was where the Commander of the Japanese Imperil Army surrendered back in 1945. Fronting it is an Ifugao Museum draped by intricate Ifugao carvings. A noticeable artwork ...

  • Ifugao Kiangan Travel Guide

    Ifugao Kiangan Travel Guide

    Unraveling Kiangan is like unveiling culture and history. This unassuming town though largely overshadowed by its more famous neighbors Banaue and Batad in the past has carved out its own identity recently. Unknown to most tourists, Kiangan is the oldest town in Ifugao and is supposedly the birthplace of Ifugao culture. The name itself speaks volume about ancient beliefs here, rooted in the word "Kiyyangan" which is believed to be the dwelling of Wigan and Bugan, legendary ancestors in Ifugao folklore.

    How to get to Kiangan, Ifugao

    Manila to Kiangan, Ifugao
    Ohayami Bus in Sampaloc, Mani ...

  • Legarda Hosts Docu On Indigenous Culture

    Legarda Hosts Docu On Indigenous Culture

    In celebration of October as National Indigenous Peoples' Month, Sen. Loren Legarda presents a six-part documentary series on indigenous peoples (IPs) and culture titled Dayaw, which will be shown Thursdays, starting Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. on ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).

    Dayaw is a project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and ANC, supported by the Office of Sen. Legarda.

    "The promotion of our indigenous culture is an advocacy close to my heart. We have to learn and relearn our traditions and love our heritage. Through this documentary series, I hope that Filipinos will ...