Sunday, January 29, 2012

Revisiting the Spectacular Banaue Rice Terraces

Travel Date: January 21, 2012

Banaue Rice Terraces (First View Point)

     After 9 hours of travel, we arrived in Banaue, Ifugao at 7:30AM.  Still tired and hungry from a very long trip, we rest for a while at Green View Lodge and had our breakfast.

     Green View Lodge is a meeting point for backpackers.  The restaurant was packed with backpackers from all over the world.  We even shared a table with Delfina, a French lady who works at Puerto Princesa, Palawan.  Since, my officemate is very friendly and has a sense of humor; she never failed to amuse Delfina.

     After a satisfying meal at Green View, we rented a private vehicle to take us to Banaue Rice Terraces Viewpoint, Bay-yo Rice Terraces and Sagada.  A group of foreign backpackers from Germany, New Zealand, U.S.A, and Australia joined us.

     First stop at Banaue Rice Terraces, my second visit to this place, it still amazed me to see the beautiful rice terraces built by Ifugao tribes 2,000 years ago.  There are at least three view points, where you see Banaue Rice Terraces in different angles.

     Second stop at Bay-yo Rice Terraces, the view here is spectacular.  The rice terraces are so green and vibrant.  The small village you see from afar is so laid back.  But we only stop here for a few minutes to take pictures.

     Last stop at Sagada, to discover the hidden treasures inside their famous caves and where we stayed for a night.

Delfina with Mc, Mau and Amay

with my officemates and friends

Banaue Rice Terraces (Second View Point)

Banaue Rice Terraces (Third View Point)

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

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