Banaue Rice Terraces carved on the hillsides by the forefathers since 2000 years ago

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Comments (240)

Kaleb Larsen on June 13, 2013
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Fritz Dällenbach on July 17, 2013

Fantastic this picture with the rice terraces. Beautiful.


Greetings from Switzerland


Ngo Minh Truc on July 19, 2013

L167 > an unique and beautiful place! Best wishes

brezza on July 21, 2013

Hi Francine. Like A very interesting "document" about historical terraces with water...Greetings from Italy,brezza

Antonio** on December 18, 2013


林傑安(Enson) on December 19, 2013

Magnificent terraces.


Jim van Ommen on December 20, 2013

Hi Francine, These rice terraces I find them fascinating and beautiful and have often wondered how they survive. They seem so vulnerable. Wouldn't even the slightest disturbance to an embankment at the top cause all the ones lower down to overflow and scour away?

Greetings from Hobart, Tasmania.

Francine Verweij-Ban… on December 22, 2013

thank you so much my dear friends for your visit and comments.





Ngo Minh Truc


Gerardo Quagliata



Jim van Ommen

Warm greetings, Francine

Francine Verweij-Ban… on December 22, 2013

Jim Van Ommen that is true it is fascinating and beautiful. The Philippine terraces was made about 1500 AD and it is understandable that the vulnerability of the mountainsides is high. that is why the government counted it as an endangered spot to be given more care and attention.

GyurIca on January 21, 2014

Hi Francine!

I am sitting front at the screen and I'm staring. It is very difficult and dangerous job. It is very narrow and steep path at the edge of the plots. What size area should for a family to produce the rice you need? Stunning photo!

YSL 58/171

Friendly greetings,


Francine Verweij-Ban… on January 22, 2014

Hello Gyurica! Am glad you stopped by and expressed your interest about the rice terraces and the need of Filipinos to have and got the produce for the family.

The need of rice for a family is like how the Europeans need potatoes or bread. The area for producing the harvest is not the question, though if one owns a bigger land area, the remaining income from the produce can help sustain the other needs of the family.

thanks for giving a star and like.

Greetings, Francine

GyurIca on January 22, 2014

Dear Francine!

Many thanks for answer!

Friendly greetings,


Anupam Mukherjee on January 23, 2014

Wonderful green terrace!!

Like 172

Greetings, Anupam

Lady GooGoo La La on February 6, 2014

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Lucho_G on February 8, 2014

Fantastica captura Francine Verweij-Ban…
Like Saludos desde Argentina. Lucho

zanot10 - NO VIEWS on March 30, 2014

Very good shot! LIKE!

Best regards Z.

wolfram.jesse on June 29, 2014


zhsv on July 16, 2014

| Nice !!! !!! !!!
Regards from Minsk ! ! ! zhsv

Dust... on July 19, 2014

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Kamalakar Anthati on August 2, 2014

Beautiful Paddy fields,Excellent Shot,
Great Regards From India,Kamalakar.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 7, 2012
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Francine Verweij-Ban…
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
    • Taken on 2012/06/03 09:06:25
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash