Banaue Returns

Banaue Rice Terraces

Banaue Rice Terraces

Farida from the Philippines sent me this beautiful postcard of the Banaue Rice Terraces. It is my second postcard of the terraces. The ancestors of the indigenous Ifugao people carved these terraces into the mountainside over 2000 years ago. Filipinos often refer to these terraces as the “8th wonder of the world,” and I can see why one would call it that. They cover an area of 10 360 square kilometers, the equivalent of about 4 Luxembourgs! If the steps are put end to end, they would encircle half the globe, and to think, they were carved by hand! Everybody knows by now how much I love postcards of rice paddies, so I thank you Farida. These types of postcards are always most welcome.

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