PHOTO BY Christopher Veenstra, All rights reserved
RICE TERRACES OF THE PHILIPPINE CORDILLERAS
The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras is an outstanding example of an evolved, living cultural landscape that can be traced as far back as two millennia ago in the pre-colonial Philippines. The terraces are located in the remote areas of the Philippine Cordillera mountain range on the northern island of Luzon, Philippine archipelago. While the historic terraces cover an extensive area, the inscribed property consists of five clusters of the most intact and impressive terraces, located in four municipalities. They are all the product of the Ifugao ethnic group, a minority community that has occupied these mountains for thousands of years.
FOTOPEDIA MAGAZINE | 05/20/13TEXT FROM UNESCO, (c) UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE CENTREPHOTO BY Christopher Veenstra, All rights reserved