Banaue Things to Do

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    Cruising DownTown

    by jayjayc Written Nov 13, 2009

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    After long hours of rough road travel, a long walk with nice view always pays off. Many shops selling locally made crafts are available for shopping almost all over the place that surrounds the hotel. You should at least take a walk around banaue town after a good rest in your hotel and I am pretty sure you'll enjoy the place and people.

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    Battad and Tappia

    by nimato Updated Jul 23, 2009

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    Amphitheater-like rice terraces
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    For me, this is the climax of a Banaue visit . Amphitheater-shaped Battad Rice Terraces is the most stunning rice terraces I have ever seen. As an added bonus, a large and beautiful waterfall named Tappia hidden at the far side of the rice terraces awaits tired hikers at the end of the trek.

    For a day trip to Battad, take a tricycle near the market for a flat rate of about P600 to-and-fro Battad junction, maximum of three persons. Make sure you leave Banaue town not later than 8am, for you to have enough time to enjoy Battad. Get ready for an hour of almost 100% bumpy ride before you reach the junction marker. Start the two-hour hike from here. After approximately one hour of hiking, you will reach the Battad view point. Hikers usually stop here to get excellent panoramic shots of the rice terraces. After the short stop, hike one more hour to cross the beautiful terraces and eventually reach the refreshing waterfalls hidden at its far side. Take a dip and be amazed of the beauty of the surrounding. Pack-up by 2pm so you'll be back at the junction by 4pm, where your ride back to Banaue town will be waiting.

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  • Climb Mt. Lulu

    by Traneman618 Written Feb 12, 2009

    As the first tourist to ever have climbed to the top of Mt. Lulu (or so I was told :) ), I can say it was the experience of a lifetime. The guide who took me up was named Adolfo, he's not affiliated with the main tour agency in town but he does own the property at the top of the mountain. If you have seen all the rice terraces and are stuck with half a day before you catch the overnight bus back to Manila, this is a fairly easy hike and the views of the Cordilleras might be the best I saw in my 3 days in the area.

    If you're interested and end up getting sick of all the rice terraces (you probably won't), look for Adolfo in front of Greenview or Las Vegas lodges and ask him about it. He might not take you if it's been raining but he knows all the trails that go in that direction and will get you up and back safely.

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    Go around Banaue

    by barbie_sunrise Written Jan 14, 2009

    Tours are offered to go around Banaue but it is expensive. Better go with friends or if your a single traveller you can join other travellers for tour. You can save money especially when your on a budget and also you gain new friends.

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    The rice terraces.

    by cachaseiro Written Dec 21, 2008

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    The rice terraces at Banaue.

    The rice terraces at Banaue are probaply the most famous rice terraces in the world.
    They were build around 2000 years ago and are still in full use.
    They are situated in a very scenic way and they are the main reason why most people visit Banaue.
    I have to agree that they are very nice and i will return to this place.

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    Walking around and eating bananacues

    by bungi333 Written Nov 14, 2008

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    Walking around Banaue is a nice thing to do some afternoon. There is the fresh vegetables market, shops and a tourist information center.

    Besides, there are a number of street shops that make amazing banacues. You can pick up a bananacue, eat it and walk around.

    I personally like the bananacue place just outside the market.

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    Igorot Hut

    by bojomacaraig Written Oct 9, 2008

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    Ethnic Vilage

    The Banaue Ethnic Village

    This privately owned resort sits in what local known as “Apar Nga’-o’”, tucked well away from the busy town center and roads. The wide spaces, pine trees and the natural cold climate make it a perfect get away for camping and a retreat area for individuals and groups. The evolution of the Ifugao Native Houses in their open show area where some local weavers and carvers reside is just one of the interesting educational parts that the resort offers.

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    Former 8th wonders of the World

    by bojomacaraig Written Oct 9, 2008

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    The banaue rice terraces

    While on tour in Banaue, tourists are advised to register at the Banaue Tourist Information Center and avail of the services of DOT Accredited Tour Guides to serve you for a secured and memorable tour and for protection from exploitation of the culture and environment.

    You will find comprehensive travel information here to help you prepare for your visit to the Philippines' manmade wonder of Banaue Rice Terraces. Banaue is the best example of an exquisite time-honored breath-taking panorama built about 2,000 years ago with only primitive tools and olden methods by the ancient Ifugaos.

    Explore and discover why it's hailed the Eighth Wonder of the World...experience Banaue now!

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    Tam'am Village

    by Pinoy_Traveller Written Mar 10, 2008

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    A stone-throw down below Banaue Hotel is a preserved Ifugao village called “Tam'Am”. The village is about 200 back-breaking steep steps down the hill. Suffice it to say, if it rains, expect an extremely slippery trail. The village offers an Ifugao culture in its natural setting. Traditional huts are a common sight. The village has about 15 families and most families stay in this traditional Ifugao abode. Though they are not traditionally clad dwellers, they can let you in their houses, take photos, interact, sell you their traditional wooden art products, souvenir fabrics, show you the skeletal remains (I’m not kidding) of their great grand parents (for a donation) and even invite you to dine with them (if you set an appointment maybe). An hour or two would be substantially sufficient to make you understand better their culture.

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    ...And at the end of your hiking...

    by rain_forest Updated Nov 5, 2007

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    We walked around town on our first day. Just taking in the scenery. We went to the private museum, You have to pa P50 to get in, no pictures allowed. The man who gave the tour was friendly and helpful. We walked to the village and we got our first taste of how hard it could be climbing mountains. There wasn't a lot of people esp. tourist around, it was about 4 months since Julia Campbell was killed. So it was just people who lived there and spits red stuff around. Michael, our guide/tricycle driver explained that they need that because of the cold. Now I didn't asked if chewing on something can provide heat to your body. They buy the stuff from the market at P5 a pop. You are welcome to try.

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    Hike

    by reeya Updated Oct 30, 2007

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    Not for the drunk
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    People come here to visit the world famous Ifugao Rice Terraces. For those who don't have the time to go around town, you can hike or hire a tricycle to take you to the View Point (4km from the town center). From the Viewpoint, many would prefer to hike back to town thru the rice field paddies.

    In Batad, there's plenty of hiking options. Start your way up, down, left, right, center... Then head to Tappiyah Waterfalls for a refreshing swim.

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    Visit the Hiwang View Deck

    by Nhess Updated Oct 12, 2007

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    View of the Rice Terraces from Hiwang
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    15 minutes away from Banaue Viewpoint, you can visit the Hiwang Native House and View Deck. The entrance fee is Php 20.00 per head. There you can see the Ifugao Native Houses on top of the mountain, overlooking the panoramic view of Banaue and Hapao rice terraces. You can also choose to stay in that place because the six natives houses can accommodate four persons each. After taking picture of the magnificent view you can also check out the native house with many antique collections, located just a few steps away from the house of Mr. Noel Balenga, the owner of the place. If you are an antique collector, you can choose a variety of century-old pieces here which are worthy to be kept for years.

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    Banaue View Point

    by risaimperial Written Sep 1, 2007

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    4 kilometers from Banaue, The viewpoint is on the road from Banaue to Bontoc. The view is Superb, the ricefield occupying a narrow, high spur in the mountain on a rather steep incline. As it is very near the town, the natural serenity of the surroundings is somewhat ruined by the sprouting handicraft stall.

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    Climb Up the Stairway to Heaven

    by backpacker24 Written Aug 28, 2007

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    Tappiya Falls at Batad
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    Tam-an Village
    A typical village situated 240 steps down from the Banaue Hotel's swimming pool. Here woodcarving and hand woven products are produced and sold to travelers
    Batad Rice Terraces
    These rice terraces are shaped like an amphitheater and are located in Barangay Batad. The site can be reached by a 12-kilometer ride from Banaue Hotel and a 2-hour hike uphill through mountain trails.
    Guihob Natural Pool - Crystal-clear spring which is ideal for picnics and swims.
    Viewpoint - Provides a good vantage point for taking your terraces photos. You can even hike up the terraces through the narrow cemented steps. Souvenir shops at the arrival area and a decent cafe to enjoy the view.

    For further information, check out the Banaue Hotel's tourist map or check out the Tourist Information Center.

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    Banaue View Point

    by nimato Updated May 7, 2007

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    'Carved' mountain as seen from the View Point
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    The view deck at Banaue View Point, a short tricycle ride (P150, back and forth) from the town proper, will give one the best images of the postcard-perfect Banaue Rice Terraces. You'll pass by several souvenirs and handicraft stalls before getting to the view deck. Very old Ifugao women in their native clothing are on the view deck also ready for any photo session with a visitor for a few peso donation. We gave P50 for the four of them.

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