Banaue, Ifugao – VISUAL DIARY

Last Updated: November 13th, 2018

BANAUE, IFUGAO PROVINCE–   Here’s a look at our recent trip to Banaue, Ifugao–arguably one of the country’s most picturesque tourist destinations. From the friendly locals to the best-tasting rice you can possibly imagine to the long hike going to Tappiyah Falls and to the busy weekend market to cap off your trip–Banaue will surely leave you in awe and wish you’d stayed a few more nights to take in its charming beauty.

 

The center of Banaue, Ifugao shortly after sunrise

The center of Banaue, Ifugao shortly after sunrise

 

A woman climbing the steep steps going to Banaue's terminal

A woman climbing the steep steps going to Banaue’s terminal

 

The locals playing in the sidewalks of Banaue's terminal as they head home

The locals playing in the sidewalks of Banaue’s terminal as they head home

 

Batad Rice Terraces--one of the five rice terraces recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site

Batad Rice Terraces–one of the five rice terraces recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site

 

A boy sipping his soda while watching passersby

A boy sipping his soda while watching passersby

 

The ridiculously green and ice-cold Tappiyah Falls that takes 2 hours to reach (back and forth). Your reward?--this magnificent view with very few tourists

The ridiculously green and ice-cold Tappiyah Falls that takes 2 hours to reach (back and forth). Your reward?–this magnificent view with very few tourists

 

A local girl helping her mother sell snacks in the local market

A local girl helping her mother sell snacks in the local market

 

Traditional Ifugao houses overlooking the rice terraces

Traditional Ifugao houses overlooking the rice terraces

 

Rock Balancing in Tappiyah Falls, Batad, Banaue, Ifugao

Rock Balancing in Tappiyah Falls

 

Heading home after picking up fresh produce from the local market

Heading home after picking up fresh produce from the local market

 

A friendly local boy who's now used to the influx of tourists taking pictures of him

A friendly local boy who’s now used to the influx of tourists taking pictures of him

 

The weekend market in Banaue, Ifugao

The weekend market in Banaue, Ifugao

 

A chicken seemingly looking at a distance

A chicken seemingly looking at a distance

 

The mountains of Batad before sunrise

The mountains of Batad before sunrise

 

The details of this woodcarving in our hotel

The details of this woodcarving in our hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tenements of Bananue

The tenements of Bananue

 

A village in the center of Batad Rice Terraces

A village in the center of Batad Rice Terraces

 

A portrait of one of the farmers in Batad Rice Terraces donning their traditional bahag outfits

A portrait of one of the farmers in Batad Rice Terraces donning their traditional bahag outfits

 

The uncanny image of a woman in one of Batad's mountains

The uncanny image of a woman in one of Batad’s mountains

 

A group of Ifugao men chewing on betel nut (moma) to help keep them warm.

A group of Ifugao men chewing on betel nut (moma) to help keep them warm.

 

Bananue town proper as seen from the man-made bridge

Bananue town proper as seen from the man-made bridge

 

Buying the locally made broom

Buying the locally made broom

 

This guide/guard dog who made sure we got to our destination

This guide/guard dog who made sure we got to our destination

 

Batad Rice Terraces (UNESCO)

A close look at the newly planted Batad Rice Terraces

 

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