Ifugao Rice Terraces - UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Ifugao Rice Terraces located at the foot of the Cordillera mountain range on the northern island of Luzon, Philippines, is an outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site that every visitor to this very charming country should include on their itinerary. A living cultural landscape about the local rice culture, the inscribed site consists of five clusters: Batad Rice Terraces, Bangaan Rice Terraces, Nagadacan Rice Terraces, Mayoyao Rice Terraces, and Hungudan Rice Terraces. These step-like 2000-year-old terraces were hand-carved into the mountains by the Ifugao ethnic group who has occupied these mountains for thousands of years, so you will easily find some typical Ifugao traditional villages at the terrace base. A visit to Ifugao Rice Terraces will not just take you in the breathtaking views of fascinating rice terraces but also show you the creativity and hard work of Ifugao people. Let’s trek among the rice paddies and get closer to the life of local people for a different sight of the Philippines.