Top 10 Things to do in Banaue, Philippines

Banaue (or otherwise spelled as Banawe) is a fourth class municipality in the province of Ifugao,Philippines. Conferring to the 2010 census, it takes a population of 22,365 people.[3] It is widely known as the site of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bangaan Rice Terraces and the Batad Rice terreaces.

1. Visit the Rice Terraces

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Do the visit of different rice terraces around the region. Experience the spectacular terraces that were curved on view from the mountains some 2000 years ago.

2. Trek to Tappiya Falls

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Go on a mountain trek to Tappiya Falls. Prize yourself with a swim in the refreshingly cool mountain water. This trek is not for the faint of heart.

3. Experience Tam-an Village

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Watch the villagers in their everyday routine as they plant rice, do weaving and wood carving in this old village.

4. Take a dip at Guihob Natural Pool

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Guihob Natural Pool is a spring coming from a mine waterfall some four kilometers from the town center. It is ideal for picnics and for some refreshing swim.

5. Visit the lobby of the Banaue Hotel

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This is where you can purchase about local handycrafts as well as local coffee.

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6. Walk the hanging bridge

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Locals use this bridge everyday to go to school or the market. The bridge connects to the road going to Batad.

7. Visit the many shops in town

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The shops deal locally made items like:
• Blankets
• Statues
• Wood Carvings
• Handbags

8. Hike the road from downtown to the Banaue Viewpoint

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When you get there, photograph the magnificent terraces as well as tribesmen in native clothing.

9. See the Banaue Museum

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Just walk uphill from the transit middle downtown to visit the Ifugao cultural artifacts like spears and baskets in Banaue Museum.

10. Visit the Cordillera Sculpture Museum

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The museum is a collection of artwork from with different places of the Cordillera region. The museum is particularly well-designed and worth the value of admission and well worth your time.

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