3/28/2010

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A closer look at the World's 8 Wonder - Banaue Rice Terraces


Philippines offers so many places to explore. This March 2010, we wanted to explore the northern part of the Philippines and that is the Banaue Rice Terraces. 

There are two options to reach Banaue. One is from Baguio and the other one is from Solano. We decided to go the Solano Way. Left very early in Manila via Victory Liner tourist bus. Very spacious bus and slightly more expensive than the normal tourist bus. It took us almost the whole day travelling. Reached Solano and there were lots of jeepneys waiting for passengers going to Banaue. For us, when we first arrived, we felt like time stopped in Banaue. It's so quiet, peaceful and felt like everything was in slow motion, compared to Manila where everything is in a rush! Banaue is a very relaxing place and should be visited by many. 

First stayed at Green View Lodge. It's located right in the middle of town and across from the Las Vegas Restaurant. The view from the lodge was amazing. Most of the B&B's there have big windows for visitors to enjoy the amazing view of Banaue. 

We booked ourselves in at Native Village Inn and Restaurant. We heard a lot of good reviews about this place and we want the feel of sleeping in one of their native houses.  This place also offers magnificent view of the rice terraces. We love this place so much and the owners were very accommodating and so friendly. We met a local guy there and decided to hire him to tour us around Banaue. We love Banaue a lot because of it's natural beauty, friendly people and it's a World Heritage Site. I will see you again Banaue! 


Place we stayed: Native Village Inn and Restaurant  http://www.nativevillage-inn.com/


VICTORY LINER TOURIST BUS




Since it's Holy Week, saw this along the streets.

GREEN VIEW LODGE, BANAUE






LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT, BANAUE



WALK AROUND TOWN AND SIGHT SEEING




















NATIVE VILLAGE IN AND RESTAURANT 
















21 comments:

  1. Nice place! It's on my travel list hehe :D I wanna go there, hopefully this coming summer.

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    1. Oh you really have to visit Banaue. This should be in everybody's bucket list! hehe

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  2. Nice Angelo! Been here several times and it is awesome to see these wonders. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I still want to go back to Banaue! hehe

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  5. Always wanted to see this beautiful place but never got a change hopefully next year :) didn't know that are also people who do "penitensya" during holy week on that place I thought its only in the city of Pampanga

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  6. I am so jealous! Banaue has always been my dream! I want to go there but my mom don't allow me to go alone :( I love your photos! It made me want to visit it more. I really want to experience the breeze and sleeping on those huts. Especially... I want to meet the natives and know different stories. You're lucky to get to these places!

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    1. Oh yeah! So do I! I feel like I will be coming back again in 2015!

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  8. COOOL! I've always wanted to go there. Thanks for this post! :)
    xx
    Hershey
    www.theteenagequeen.com

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    1. Pleasure always Hershey! You really must! ;)

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  9. Love the last photo.. A very beautiful place indeed, no doubt it should really be included in the wonders of the world :)

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  10. I wish I could experience this as well. So close to nature and to our culture and heritage as a Filipino.

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    1. I am sure you can and I'm sure you will have a great time here! ;)

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  11. I miss this place! It's definitely worth visiting! :)

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  12. I was only able to travel till Baguio, I hope someday I can come in Banaue and Sagada as well. Looks like you had a blast there.

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