BATAD RICE TERRACES, Banaue, Ifugao - a travel guide

Batad Rice Terraces
The amphitheater like rice terraces of the Cordillera region captured the eyes of the world in 1995 as it was included  in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List and Batad Rice Terraces is one of the five spectacular rice terraces of Ifugao. It was less than a thousand years when the people of Ifugao mastered the agricultural practices and than includes the creation of the terraces. This agricultural landscape is a living proof that the early civilization already had the knowledge on how to improve their crops by adapting on the natural factors through terracing.

tourist destinations in Batad

Ifugao culture

Batad Rice Terraces itinerary
Today, Batad Rice Terraces is one of the top tourist destinations in Banaue, Ifugao. Who's going to say "NO" to this gorgeous and breathtaking natural attraction? Walking on the "pilapil" and crossing the rice fields is physically tiring but your eyes is filled with nature's goodness while your inner self is relaxed and stunned because the whole area is surrounded with greens with the cool and fresh wind blowing. By the way, in Batad village, there are figures curved on wood and stones in every corner because they use them for their traditional rituals.

tourist spots in Batad

Banaue Rice Terraces

tourist spots in Ifugao

tourist destinations in Banaue
Another hidden gem of Batad is the Tappiya Falls. The sound of the rushing water is very relaxing and the picturesque of this waterfalls is truly a description of natures beauty. The river has cool and crystal clear water with boulders and towering limestone that added an excellent shapes on the frames. The pressure of the water falling creates a wide pool on the ground with a relaxing cool waters. The Cordillera region has an overflowing natural attractions at its finest.

This travel was made possible by Take Five Outdoors.

HOW TO GET TO TAPPIYA FALLS:
If you are planning for a DIY itinerary, my friend suggested to take Ohayami Transit or G/V Florida Bus in Manila. Or, at HM Transport Terminal in Cubao, you can take Coda Lines Corporation bound for Sagada passing by Banaue. For schedules, you can direct your question to their FB pages. "Wag mahiyang magtanong." In Banaue, please register at Banaue Tourism Office. Then, charter a tricycle to Batad Saddle Point. From there, a 20 to 30 minutes trekking to Batad Village and Batad Rice Terraces.

WHERE TO STAY IN BATAD, BENGUET:
I used Google Map and found a few places to stay in Batad village, such as Simon's Viewpoint Inn, Hillside Inn, Batad View Inn, Highland Inn, and Batad Transient House. For reservation, you can contact them via their FB page.

RELATED POSTS:

No comments:

Post a Comment