Rising to an altitude of about 5000 feet above sea level and encompassing 4000 square miles, the Banaue Rice Terraces - called the Eighth Wonder of The World, were carved from the harsh terrain of Ifugao province by the hardy native farmers more than 2000 years ago. These man-made wonder which looks like a giant stairway to the sky greets the intrepid traveler who ventures deep into the mountains of northern Philippines.

Trek across the rice terraces in the tribal villages of Batad and Banga-an. Snap a few souvenir photos at the Banaue Viewpoint. Visit the bronze smiths of Matanglag or take a guided tour through the Trade Center, where produce come together from nearby farms and native crafts, such as woodcarvings and handwoven blankets, are on display.

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Source: Philippine Tourism Authority