The Magnificent Rice Terraces of the Philippines
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With the exception of Baguio City, Cordillera region is relatively untouched by colonizers.
Being considered as the only land-locked region, the Igorots (common name for the ethnic group) used this geographic situation into their advantage.
They have successfully preserved their culture and still follow the way of life similar to their ancestors.
What To See In the Cordillera ?
This untouched land will uncover its mysteries and beauties to the most fierce trekkers.
The Cordillera region is where you can find the majestic Banaue Rice Terraces which reigned for over 2000 years over the numerous mountain chains of the North of Luzon.
Other sites to behold are Tappiyah Water falls, Sumaging caves and the hanging coffins.
For those who are looking for a different challenge, explore Vigan, and head to Kalinga Province to try out the white water rafting along Chico River.
Baguio City on the other hand, offers urban convenience with cool climate, since it is located 5,050 feet above sea level.