The province of Ifugao is famous for its historic 2,000-year-old rice terraces that were carved by its ancestors of indigenous people to its mountains. Said to be the 8th Wonder of the World, the Rice Terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. It covers 10,300 sq km and said to be covering half of the globe if put end by end. It lived through an irrigation system from the rainforests above, and has been the source of livelihood for the locals.
Another thriving economy for these terraces is tourism; it has developed numerous activities for visitors. One of which was the traditional sightseeing of these magnificent creation.
Banaue Rice Terraces has been declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the Philippine Government under PD No. 260 in 1973. It has been imprinted since on the back of the current P20-peso bill and P1000-peso bill in the previous money series.
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