Intro:This 16-day trip highlights the best of the best of what the Philippines has to offer: the walled-city of Intramuros in Manila; the carefully crafted terraces of the rugged mountains of Banaue; the cobble-stone street of Vigan and the paradise islands of Palawan.
Tag Archives: PH – Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
The quiet town of Hungduan prides itself for being among one of the five clusters of Ifugao Rice Terraces inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list since 1995. Situated west of the Banawe, it is home to numerous rice terraces including Hapao, Bacung, Kinga, Dakkitan and Nunggulunan which are among the most beautiful and well-preserved in the the entire Cordillera.
When Mustafa visited the Philippines, he was not expecting to be impressed by the beauty of a small village called Batad. Very different from what he was accustomed to in Oman, Batad is located at a very remote place about 16 hours away from Manila, the country’s capital, surrounded by lush forest with the village only accessible by almost an hour of trekking.
Farmland stacks to the sky on a trek through the Ifugao Rice Terraces.
Batad is a small village located in the Cordillera mountains of Northern Luzon in the Philippines.
This article recommends the top 10 things to do in Banaue, guaranteed to give you a better glimpse of the rich Ifugao culture who built the majestic rice terraces.
Batad and Hungduan may not be the name on everybody’s lips when it comes to Northern adventures, but they are proof that there is always merit in trying something new.