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Overview

Batad Rice TerracesBangaan VillageBanaue, a town of Ifugao province, is known around the world for its rice terraces. The magnificent rice terraces at Banaue in northern Luzon cascade over an area of 2,560 sq km (100 sq miles). The Ifugao tribespeople, wielding the simplest of tools, constructed the terraces approximately 2,000 years ago.Hailed as the eight wonderof the world, the fields are a monument to primitive powers of technology, having an irrigation system that functions perfectly despite the steep mountain slopes. The boundary walls, stretched end to end, would measure 20,000 km (12,428 miles).

An excerpt from Filipino Heritage

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Map

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Transportation
-> Banaue
Origin
Company
Schedule
Route
Location
Baguio
Dangwa Tranco
Daily 0700 / 1900
Carmen - San Jose - Bayombong
18 (Baguio Center)
Bontoc Immanuel Trans Daily 0700 - -
Jeepney Daily 0730 - Mountain Hotel
Manila Dangwa Tranco Daily 0930 - Sampaloc
Autobus Transport Daily 2200 - (632)-5284507
Banaue ->
Destination
Company
Schedule
Route
Location
Baguio
Dangwa Tranco
Daily 0700 / 1600
Bayombong - San Jose - Carmen
18 (Baguio Center)
Bontoc Immanuel Trans Daily 1000 - 1100 - -
Jeepney Daily 0700 / 0730 - Mountain Hotel
Manila Dangwa Tranco Daily 0700 - -
Autobus Transport Daily 1700 - (632)-5284507

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Accommodation
Establishment
Cost
Contact Number/s
Point in Banaue Map
Banaue Hotel
P2300 - P6000
(6374) - 3864087
23
Banaue View Inn
P200 - P700
(6374) - 3864078
13
Banaue Youth Hostel
P175 - P200
-
23
Brookside Inn
P100 - P200
-
2
Fairview Inn
P300 - P600
(6374) - 3864002
23
Green View Lodge
P100 - P500
(6374) - 3864021
8
Halfway Lodge
P100 - P600
(6374) - 3864082
4
J & L Pension
P200 - P400
(6374) - 3864035 jerwin_t@yahoo.com
22
Jericho Guest House
P100 - P200
-
20
People's Lodge
P100 - P500
(6374) - 3864014
10
Sanafe Lodge
P100 - P500
(6374) - 3864085
16
Spring Village Inn
P350 - P1100
(6374) - 3864037
21
Stairway Lodge
P100 - P350
(6374) - 3864053
5
Terrace Villa Inn
P600
(6374) - 3864069
3
Traveller's Inn
P100 - P200
(6374) - 3864020
1
Wonder Lodge
P100 - P200
(6374) - 3864017
7

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Dining
Establishment
Point in Banaue Map
Coolwinds Restaurant
12
Father's Best Restaurant
7
Halfway Restaurant
4
Las Vegas Restaurant
9
New Look Restaurant
18
People's Restaurant
10
Stairway Restaurant
5

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Amenities
Site
Point in Banaue Map
Church
6
Good News Clinic
22
Market
14
People's Bakery
10
Post Office
22
RSR Store
17
School
15
Tourist Information Center
16
Town Hall
19

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Activities
Activity
Site / Description
Point in Banaue Map
Museum
Banaue View Inn - Ifugao household objects, clothing, jewelry
13
Viewpoint Banaue View Point - panoramic view of Banaues most prized rice terraces  
Hiking / Trekking
Bangaan
This is a picturesque village surrounded by rice terraces. Situated a few kilometers east of the junction to Batad, this is more accessible to trekkers. Buses and jeepneys from Banaue bound for Mayoyao pass by Bangaan. Special trips are available for jeepneys (P350) and tricycles (P150 - P200). Accommodation is cheap at P150/ person in Bangaan Family Inn, located along the main road.
Batad
Foreigners and local tourists frequent Batad for its ampitheater-like rice terraces. The Tourist Information Center can arrange your mode of transportation for P100. You can also go there by regular jeepneys or buses bound for Mayoyao. From Banaue, it's a 12km ride via a dirt road and wither a 2hr hike from the junction, between Dalical and Bangaan, or a 3hr hike at a few km past Bangaan (in the direction of Mayoyao). The former is steeper as compared to the latter trail. About an hour walk from Batad, Tapplya Falls plunges 30m into a refreshing swimming pool. You can find a wide selection of inns in Batad at P50. There's Batad Pension, Cristina's Guest House, Shirley's Inn, Foreigner's Inn, Summer Inn, Hillside Inn, Simon's Inn, and the reputable Rita's Mount View Inn.

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