Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Banaue Rice Terraces from Philippines

For 2,000 years, the high rice fields of the Ifugao have followed the contours of the mountains. The fruit of knowledge handed down from one generation to the next, and the expression of sacred traditions and a delicate social balance, they have helped to create a landscape of great beauty that expresses the harmony between humankind and the environment.

The Banaue Rice Terraces refer to the cluster close to the Banaue poblacion as seen from the viewpoint. Contrary to popular belief, the Banaue Rice Terraces are not a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

They were not included in the UNESCO inscription Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras due to the presence of numerous modern structures, making it score low in the integrity criterion of UNESCO.
(source Wikipedia)
A Striped Surgeonfish and a Ribbon Eel.


Jan said...

Hi! I would like to say that this postcard shows the UNESCO Site Batad cluster.
Been here last summer! Best regards and glad to share this postcard with you! :)

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