Marvelling at the Batad Rice Terraces; Katie; The World on my Necklace

Philippines – Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

Batad is a small village located in the Cordillera mountains of Northern Luzon in the Philippines. It is beautiful, remote, historically significant, and getting there involves a hike through the mountains. Naturally, it was my kind of adventure.

There are many small villages in the Philippines – I would suspect thousands – but the reason that this one is so special is because of its rice terraces.

Carved into the side of steep mountains, the incredible Batad rice terraces are over 2,200 years old (!) and are, rightly so, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are a marvel of engineering, even more so because of their age. And they are also stunningly beautiful.


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