Picture of the moment: Rice terraces of Philippines.
Note:- Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of my journeys and my world.
Rice terraces are common throughout Asia but nowhere are they as spectacular as in the rugged mountains of northern Luzon of Philippines.
The Batad Rice Terraces are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. The rice terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. The Batad Rice Terraces are inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Do you really think it’s easy to climb these terraces?
It is commonly thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hands. The terraces are located approximately 5000 feet above sea level and cover 10,360 square kilometers of mountainside.
View from our window. Yes, in spite of incessant rains we hiked it all. 😀
Location: Batad, Philippines.
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