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ESCAPADES > Banaue Rice Terraces

            These terraces in the Ifugao Province are over 1,000 years old.  The magnificent rice terraces at Banaue in northern Luzon cascade over an area of 2,560 sq km (100 sq miles). The Ifugao tribespeople, wielding the simplest of tools, constructed the terraces approximately 2,000 years ago. 

            Heild as the eight wonder of the world, the fields are a monument to primitive powers of technology, having an irrigation system that functions perfectly despite the steep mountain slopes. The boundary walls, stretched end to end, would measure 20,000 km (12,428 miles).  A river literally flows out of top of the mountain even when it isn't raining. A testimony of the miracle of God's
provision for these mountain dwellers.

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