One of the only five UNESCO WHS-listed rice terraces clusters – Batad rice terraces. Batad is the smallest among the five, but it happens to the most visited component of the inscription given its relative proximity to Banaue tourist hub (note: Banaue is all about rice terraces! you find these everywhere but not all are WHS). It prides itself in being: 1) amphitheatre-like in appearance; 2) dry-stone walls; 3) altitude (reaching 1,500m from the base to the top); 4) steepness (at 70 degrees maximum). In broad strokes, the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras are the oldest continually cultivated rice terraces in the world, as well as the most extensive. Aside from Batad, I also ticked off Bangaan rice terraces cluster.

One of the only five UNESCO WHS-listed rice terraces clusters – Batad rice terraces. Batad is the smallest among the five, but it happens to the most visited component of the inscription given its relative proximity to Banaue tourist hub (note: Banaue is all about rice terraces! you find these everywhere but not all are WHS). It prides itself in being: 1) amphitheatre-like in appearance; 2) dry-stone walls; 3) altitude (reaching 1,500m from the base to the top); 4) steepness (at 70 degrees maximum). In broad strokes, the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras are the oldest continually cultivated rice terraces in the world, as well as the most extensive. Aside from Batad, I also ticked off Bangaan rice terraces cluster.
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One of the only five UNESCO WHS-listed rice terraces clusters - Batad rice terraces. Batad is the smallest among the five, but it happens to the most visited component of the inscription given its relative proximity to Banaue tourist hub (note: Banaue is all about rice terraces! you find...