We just wanted to share some of the beautiful rice terraces of Northern Luzon with you guys. Often labeled the “eighth wonder of the world,” many of the 2000-year-old terrace locations have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are generally considered the finest examples of mud and stone-walled terracing in the world.
While the Ifugao terraces in Banaue are the most famous, visitors to the region should consider visiting some of the remoter terrace sites including: Batad and the surrounding villages, Maligcong, villages below the viewpoint of Mt. Kiltepan in Sagada, Barlig, and sites further afield in Kalinga. There are plenty of terraced mountainsides without a tourist in sight just waiting for you to explore!
Frequent visitors to our site might notice a striking resemblance to the equally beautiful terraces along Long Ji, the Dragon’s Backbone, in Guangxi, China. Clearly, there is some serious competition in the “best terrace” category.