Well, that’s not much! Lonely Planet‘s article on Banaue:
Banaue sits at the foot of a truly mesmerising display. Its mud-walled rice terraces, North Luzon’s most famous sight, have a pleasing, organic quality that differentiates them from the stone-walled terraces in most of the Cordillera. World Heritage-listed, they are impressive not only for their chiselled beauty but because they were created around 2000 years ago.
The rice terraces were built by the Ifugao. Along with being the most feared head-hunters in the Cordillera, they were skilled engineers who invented a sophisticated irrigation system of bamboo tubes and elaborate mud channels to bring water to the terraces.
The well-staffed Banaue Tourist Information Center located on the main square, will give you the scoop on hiking in the area.
Oh — okay, it seems Lonely Planet has a few other articles on Banaue, such as Introducing Banaue & the Rice Terraces.
There is also a May 13, 2010, reference to a defunct blog’s post: A Few Friends in Banaue; I guess with the demise of the blog, the photos referred to in the piece also disappeared.
If lodging concern you, there is the page Banaue Hotels & Hostels.
Alas, the review of the Banaue Museum is pathetically sparse.
A Lonely Planet-affiliated blog called Nikka’s Notes has a good post published December 6, 2011, titled Ifugao Rice Terraces: Let’s save this ‘disappearing act.
I will recommend Gaya Travel‘s May 13, 2012, post Wowed By Luzon Island of The Philippines.
Some photos are included in an album published September 29, 2009, titled Banaue-Sagada-Baguio. I wish they could have been larger.
You might find the Filipino Travel Center‘s Banaue Tours of interest, from an itinerary standpoint.
Las Vegas Banaue is the website of the Las Vegas Restaurant and Las Vegas Inn.
It likely won’t interest you, but AllPosters.com claim to have 25,844 items in their Lonely Planet Collection — perhaps there is something related to Banaue in there.
Virtual Tourist has a tourist trip report titled “Banaue-Sagada-Baguio Tour” that may have been posted back in July 2008.
Here are some further Banaue references that I am adding in an August 13, 2012, edit to this post:
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Publish Date: 07/28/2012 5:49
Hello,I’ve read some posts here about the 12 hour bus ride from Manila to the Rice Terraces. Is there really no other way? Can I fly into an airport that’s closer? I can’t imagine anyone wanting to spend 12 hours on a bus there …
Publish Date: 10/28/2008 0:00
For those considering Banaue this is my opinion. Banaue and the rice terraces in Batad are overated. First of all the rice terraces isnt really that spectacular to look at. Secondly the locals in Batad seem very money hungry to …
Publish Date: 08/24/2007 0:00
Hi, I am landing in Clark via Airasia about 1pm and hope to go to Baguio, Banaue, Sagada during my stay in Philippines. I understand Clark is north of Manila. Is it possible for me to immediately take a bus from Clark to head …
Publish Date: 09/27/2007 0:00
Hey all, A bit of a background about myself. I was born in the Philippines but grew up in the US. I haven’t been back to the Philippines for close to 17 years. I can understand tagalog, but can not really speak it fluently. I will be …
Publish Date: 10/17/2007 0:00
Hello, My girlfriend and I are having three weeks in the Philippines in April/May this year. We have most of our itinerary sorted (thanks to most of you i guess!), but I still have a couple of questions around the rice terraces.
Publish Date: 04/04/2009 14:20
Hello,Can someone verify if the buses from Banaue to Manila really drop you off at 2am no where close to a hotel?Someone had told me of this and I find it hard to believe that this would be the case? Are there atleast taxis …
Publish Date: 11/08/2008 19:29
Hi, I am arriving to Manila airport on Oct.25 at about 10 am and would like to get as close to Banaue as possible the same day. I was thinking to get to Solano first, then take a jeepney. Does anyone know the bus schedules …
Publish Date: 10/15/2008 9:02
I’m planning a trip to Batad and Sagada, leaving in a couple of weeks. I’m already doing my research (VisitSagada.com is a huge help) but there are still some holes in my research.My main concern is figuring out what time …
Publish Date: 12/01/2008 22:07
Hi there,I was thinking about heading up to Banaue but I’ve heard that there will be festival and all accommodation is full. Has anybody any information about this. I am not really interested in the festival but I am a bit worried to …
Publish Date: 04/13/2008 0:00
I am arriving in MNL at 5:55am on June 29 and then I have to catch a flight to the Visayas from MNL at 8:15 am on July 1. I know…it’s a really short time. I really want to see Banaue or the Batad Rice Terraces…is this possible?
Publish Date: 06/17/2008 12:19
John Pennock – Rice Growing Hillside of the Banaue Valley, Ifugao, Philippines, Lonely Planet Images, Lonely Planet photographers have created quite a few of the most breathtaking photographic images in the entire world.
Publish Date: 11/21/2011 20:29
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Publish Date: 10/22/2009 7:34
It was considered as one of Banaue’s Must Try! as written in Lonely Planet Philippines Guide Book. The food was great! Lovely Banana Pancakes. I always love to try Banana Pancakes in any place. And, listen to Banana …
Publish Date: 01/19/2011 1:53
btw, solo travel ko ang Batad. mas interesting right? Ohayami bus from España (beside UST) to Banaue 8-10 hours ang byahe from manila to banaue. my travel buddies: backpack, lonely planet and ipod. btw, meet my new …
Publish Date: 07/23/2012 2:05
“Pare, are you Fil-Am? Do you already have a guide in Banaue?” the young local in the bus asked me, eyeing my Lonely Planet book. “Sige, when we get to town, just follow me.” Sadly, the Philippines is a place where you …
Publish Date: 04/22/2009 12:00
Today I read an interesting article on one of my-daily-read sites ‘Lonely Planet‘ about Before it’s too late: The Worlds Most Endangered Sights – that includes Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines and The Everglades National …
Publish Date: 07/29/2011 20:05
Combulo Villager Bringing Home the Palayi, Banaue, Cagayan Valley, Philippines, Oliver Strewe Lonely Planet professional photographers have photographed many of the most fabulous photographic images in the world.
Publish Date: 12/02/2011 3:55
We use a 2009 model Ford Everest SUV, air conditioned, four wheel drive to transport you to Banaue and back. The above special … He also has a good recommendation on Lonely Planet travel guide book. He’s cellphone …
Publish Date: 04/11/2012 0:00
“The rice terraces” Kiki1975’s photos around Banaue, Philippines (baneau rice terraces)
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