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Philippines - Luzon Island - Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao Province - UNESCO World Heritage Site | by © Lucie Debelkova / www.luciedebelkova.com
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Philippines - Luzon Island - Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao Province - UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Banaue rice terraces has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Carved out of the hillside by Ifugao tribes people 2000 to 3000 years ago without the aid of machinery to provide level steps where the natives plant rice. And they are still in use today. In 1995, they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Banaue rice terraces stretch like stepping stones to the sky - some reaching an altitude of 1500m (4920ft). It is considered as one of mankind's greatest engineering feat. If the terraces were laid end to end, they would stretch half way around the world.

 

Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens: 17.00 - 40.00 mm; Focal length: 20.00 mm; Aperture: 8.0; Exposure time: 1/125 s; ISO: 100

 

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Taken on January 23, 2010