Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My World#76 Batad Rice Terraces

Batad Rice terraces,Philippine mountains,Luzon,Philippines

Batad Rice Terraces are different from the more popular ones shown in our P1000 bill. Those are easily seen from the Banaue town while Batad is a more than an hour ride through rough mountain roads and another hour trek through mountain trails. The view, however, upon reaching the mountain town facing this ampitheather-like rice terraces more than compensated the hour-long trek underneath the sweltering sun.

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That's our guide walking casually along the rice terraces. Thankfully enough, the pathways that ran on the edge of each rice paddy were mostly thick and wide enough to keep us from getting out of balance. According to our guide, the improvements started happening when more and more tourists from all over the world came to visit.




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4 comments:

Dave June 29, 2010 at 8:49 AM  

truly magnificent!

Luna Miranda June 29, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

i've always wanted to return to Batad. spectacular!

Gwendolyn L June 29, 2010 at 11:50 AM  

Extraordinary! Great photo. Thanks for sharing the story and the photo.

Ann June 29, 2010 at 11:32 PM  

The Philipinos were so smart to make these terraces.

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