05 January, 2009

Banaue Rice Terraces Postcard

This is another Banaue Rice Terraces postcard. The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the "Eighth Wonder of the World," and is the only monument in the country that was constructed without any influence of foreign intervention. All tilling and maintenance of the terraces must be done manually.

Banaue Rice Terraces Postcard

There are also other similar rice terraces in Asia, like those in Vietnam and China, but the Philippine terraces are situated
at much higher altitudes. The slopes terraces in the Cordillera are at approximately 70 degrees maximum of Bali. The terraces are situated at altitudes varying from 700 to 1500 meters above sea level. Also the entire extent of the Philippine terraces is still in active agricultural use today, unlike those in other countries that have been abandoned.

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Banaue Rice Terraces Postcards

SOURCES:
Banaue Rice Terraces Wikipedia Entry

Pamanaraan: Writings on Philippine Heritage Management
By Eric Babar Zerrudo
Chapter 7: Ifugao Rice Terraces, p. 155

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