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Friday, December 12, 2008


Rice is most common cereal grain in Philippines and is always present in everday Filipino meal. The table is not complete without a plate of rice serve. Many farmers are planting rice, specially in land that is near to water source and the have a moist area. The love for rice of Filipino people results this wonderful rice terraces in Banaue, Philippines. This terraces are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the country by ancestors of the Batad indigenous people. The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the " Eighth Wonder of the World". It is commonly thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. The terraces are located approximately 1500 meters (5000 ft) above sea level and cover 10,360 square kilometers (about 4000 square miles) of mountainside. They are fed by an ancien irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces. It is said that if the steps are put end to end it would encircle half the globe.

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