In the Philippines, you’ll often see paddy fields. In the provinces of Ifugao, Nueva Ecija, Isabela, Cagayan, Bulacan, and Quezon, as well as in other provinces, there are several enormous paddy fields. In the Municipality of Bongabon in Southeast Asia, Nueva Ecija is regarded as the principal producer of onions and rice in the Philippines. It is currently the nation’s ninth-richest province.
One example of a country’s paddy fields is the Banaue Rice Terraces. They were built by the Ifugaos 2,000 years ago in Banaue, Philippines, in Northern Luzon. Irrigation canals that wind their way downhill through the rice terraces were created by tapping mountain springs and streams. The Batad Rice Terraces, the Bangaan Rice Terraces, the Mayoyao Rice Terraces, and the Hapao Rice Terraces are all notable paddy fields in the Philippines.
The Batad Rice Terraces, which are in Barangay Batad in Banaue and have the shape of an amphitheater, can be reached by riding 12 kilometers from the Banaue Hotel and hiking 2 hours uphill through mountain trails. The Bangaan Rice Terraces depict the typical Ifugao community’s activities for earning a living within the village and its environs. From Poblacion, Banaue, it takes one hour to ride to the Bangaan Rice Terraces, after which it takes 20 minutes to walk down to the village.
The best way to see it is from the road to Mayoyao. At Mayoyao, 44 kilometers from Poblacion, Banaue, are the Mayoyao Rice Terraces. In the midst of these rice terraces is the town of Mayoyao. Flat stones are used to tie up all dikes. The capital city of Lagawe is just 55 kilometers away from the Hapao Rice Terraces. The municipality of Hungduan is home to additional rice terraces with stone walls from Ifugao.