Banaue rice terraces, the eighth wonder of our world - A unique heritage

The Banaue rice terraces of the Cordillera, often considered as the eight natural wonder of the world, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 1995. These rice terraces are thought to be around for 2000 years now. Its walls are made of mud and were designed to maximize the planting area on mountain slopes while preventing soil erosion at the same time.

There is one planting a year, usually done around March with harvest on August. The rice terraces are best viewed two months prior harvest as the shifting of colors from green to gold is more pronounced during this time.