The Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao, Philippines, preserve a lifestyle over 2000 years old. Here, millennia ago, the local people carved terraces into the Philippine Cordilleras mountains, effectively creating paddies to grow rice in land that was otherwise too steep for farming. The terraces not only created flatland garden beds, they also held back and directed the water, providing irrigation. You might even say these early farmers were engineering geniuses!
So now, come with me on a hike through time on the Batad Rice Terraces of Banaue.