From Ifugao

Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao, Philippines

The Banaue Rice Terraces was built 2000 years ago (?) by the indigenous people of Ifugao mostly by hand. Covering an extensive area of over 10,300 square kilometers, it is a massive engineering wonder. According to the old Philippine Tourism website, when these terraces are all connected in a straight line, it would encircle half the globe!

Aside from the great effort needed to build such a colossal structure, what makes these terraces truly breathtaking is that it reflects the culture of the people who have lived in these mountains for millennia.

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