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. 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
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
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
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
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
This is where you can purchase about local handycrafts as well as local coffee.
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6. Walk the hanging bridge
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
The shops deal locally made items like:
• Wood Carvings
8. Hike the road from downtown to the Banaue Viewpoint
When you get there, photograph the magnificent terraces as well as tribesmen in native clothing.
9. See the Banaue Museum
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
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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