Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras (1995)
Philippines

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Philippines 2000. Philippine Tourist Spots. The Rice Terraces of the Cordilleras.

For 2,000 years, the high rice fields of the Ifugao have followed the contours of the mountains. 

The fruit of knowledge handed down from one generation to the next, and the expression of sacred traditions and a delicate social balance, they have helped to create a landscape of great beauty that expresses the harmony between humankind and the environment. 

In 2001, this site was inscribed on the World Heritage list in danger. 

  • Philippines 2000. Philippine Tourist Spots. The Rice Terraces of the Cordilleras. 

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Other World Cultural Heritage Properties in the Philippines (on this web site). Inactive links are not described on postage stamps. For more information about the individual properties, please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Philippines-section. 

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