Most famous for its spectacular and UNESCO World Heritage-listed rice terraces, Banaue is a beautiful mountain town located on the Cordillera mountain ranges of Luzon. The town is accessible by bus, with many companies operating direct trips from Manila and other major cities and arriving directly at Banaue Bus Terminal
As mentioned, the rice terraces
of this town are among some of the most beautiful in the world, so much so that they have earned the country a UNESCO World Heritage listing. A trek along the mountain range, passing through the rice fields and stopping several times to admire the stunning view is most certainly a recommended activity for any visitor to this town. Travelers who enjoy hiking and being around nature should also be sure to follow the trail to Tappiya Falls
, which is not an easy hike but certainly well worth the effort for the reward at the end. The beauty of Banaue is inextricably tied to the daily local life, as things like woodcarvings and rice terraces are some of the most popular attractions. Travelers who enjoy going off the beaten track will definitely find that Banaue is a great destination.
There’s much more to see and do in Banaue, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to explore where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.