One of the five UNESCO Heritage Sites in the Philippines.
The Batad Rice Terraces– a testament to the ingenuity and hard-work of our forefathers.
The famous post card pictures you see regularly is the Banaue Rice Terraces. Only a few knows about Batad, Bangaan and Mayoyao Rice Terraces.
I’ve been here twice, the summer of years 2003 and 2004. During the hike, you will find clean and clear streams of water that could easily quench your thirst. The night was super cold, thermal jacket is your best friend. The morning was refreshing, waking up in front of this artistically made rice paddies is a welcome treat, it invigorates you before going back to town.
After some 2 hours of trekking amidst the 10-15ft tall terraces, you can have some dip in this freezing waterfalls, locals call this Tappiya or Tappia falls. The falls is magnificent as it cascades to a natural bathing pool for everyone to enjoy. Just be careful for the current is strong.
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This post is also a tribute to Kuya Bong & Kuya Gel, two guys who had influenced me on my love for nature, the mountains, side-trips, photography and curiosity to learn the culture of others. Thanks Kuya Bong (especially for the sinigang after we conquered the falls) and Kuya Gel (especially for the beautiful shots) for everything! When are we going to summit Mt.Pulag?