Philippines, Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week – Philippines

5 Comments 12 March 2010

Puzzle of Green – Banaue Philippines

In honor of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day – I thought I’d go GREEN with Photo of the Week.  These are the luscious Rice Terraces of Banaue Philippines (UNESCO World Heritage Site).  People think the Philippines is only about beaches – well think again.  This northern part of the Philippines is home to some of the oldest and most stunning rice terrace culture in SE Asia.  Actually, these terraces are my favorite terraces in Asia!

You can also trek from village to village along the terraces learning about the village culture along the way and staying in ‘home-stays’ – a fabulous 3 day hike you’ll never forget!

To read more about the Philippine’s rice terraces and hiking in the area – check out my posts:

Rice Culture – Travel in the Philippines

Girl Power – Trekking in the Philippines

Ups and Downs – Trekking to Batad

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5 Comments so far

  1. Wonderful photo! I agree with you, it’s a pity that the Philippines are mostly known for beaches while there’s so much more to see. Great to see you trekked there and very interesting. Need to check your posts to learn more.

  2. Alison says:

    What a stunning landscape!

  3. That’s a trek I’d love to do – the patterns of those terraces are so beautiful – I assume you must have climbes a steep hill to get the view from above!

  4. zynah says:

    i luv it!

    wil miz yah philippines…………..

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