Monday, 5 October 2009

Banaue Rice Terraces

More than 2,000 years ago, the lfugaos, with only simple tools and bare hands, carved rice fields out of the mountainsides with several peaks rising as high as 6,000 feet.

These were irrigated through a complex of bamboo pipes and canals, drawing water from streams created by bubbling springs. As they toiled the soil and planted the staple grains, they kept carving out fields and building soil embankments until, in the passing of time, the rice terraces almost reached the peaks.

Often called "the eighth wonder of the world", the Banaue Rice Terraces stand as the most awe-inspiring man-made landscape in the Cordilleras!

The panorama of the terraces becomes stunning as it changes colors with the season: varying shades of green in the planting season; alternating gold and ochre tones in the harvest season, and, different hues of the sky as reflected by water in the bare fields.

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