01 June, 2012

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordillera



I have always thought that the Banaue Rice Terraces located in the poblacion and as seen on the 1,000 Philippine Peso bill are part part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, but they are not. They are, however, a National Cultural Treasure under Ifugao Rice Terraces.


Banaue Rice Terraces

The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras (all in Ifugao) that were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995 only include the following:
(1) Batad Rice Terraces (in Banaue)
(2) Bangaan Rice Terraces (in Banaue)
(3) Mayoyao Rice Terraces (in Mayoyao)
(4) Hungduan Rice Terraces (in Hungduan)
(5) Nagacadan Rice Terraces (in Kiangan)


Batad Rice Terraces


This means that I now only have 66 UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Philippines postcards, 15 of which are postcards of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordillera.

2 comments:

Jabi said...

Didn't know that one. I find it nice that I learn a lot from your blog :)

filipino deltiologist said...

thanks jabi. will be posting more postcards, trivia and even news in the coming days..