Rice Terraces of Northern Luzon
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.
Oooh, I love these! I suddenly have a gardening inferiority complex. I will never again complain about moving rocks or leveling dirt.
Given 2000 years, I have no doubt that the spectaculacious Laurelle could easily outdo the Ifugao terraces. It’s all about time management. (By the way, spectaculacious is a world reserved specifically for you. I’m currently lobbying to get it into the Cambridge and Oxford dictionaries.)