The Banaue Rice Terraces (Tagalog: Hagdan-hagdang Palayan ng Banawe) also called Payo, are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the “Eighth Wonder of the World“. It is commonly thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. The terraces are located approximately 1500 meters (5000 ft) above sea level and cover 10,360 square kilometers (about 4000 square miles) of mountainside. They are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces. It is said that if the steps are put end to end it would encircle half the globe.
Locals to this day still plant rice and vegetables on the terraces, although more and more younger Ifugaos do not find farming appealing, often opting for the more lucrative hospitality industry generated by the Rice Terraces. The result is the gradual erosion of the characteristic “steps”, which need constant reconstruction and care. In 2010 a further problem was drought, with the terraces drying up completely in March of that year.
Sagada is famous for its “hanging coffins“. This is a traditional way of burying people that is still utilized. Not everyone qualified to be buried this way; one had to, among other things, be married and have grandchildren.
Popular activities include trekking, exploring both caves and waterfalls, spelunking, bonfires, picnics, rappelling, visiting historical sites, nature hikes, and participating in tribal celebrations. Guides can be found upon registration at the tourist-office in Sagada Proper (the main town) for a small fee.
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The Ilocos region or Region I (Ilokano: Rehion ti Ilocos, or Deppaar ti Ilocos ; Pangasinan: Rihiyon na Sagor na Baybay na Luzon (Region at the Northwest Coast of Luzon)) is a Region of the Philippines and is located in the northwest of Luzon. It borders to the east the regions of the Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley and to the south the region of Central Luzon. To the west north is the South China Sea.
The region is composed of four provinces, namely: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan. Its regional center is San Fernando City, La Union. Ilocano speakers compose 66% of the region, and Pangasinan speakers are 27%, and the Tagalogs compose 3%.
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Cavite with an area of 1,287.6 square kilometers is the smallest province in the CALABARZON region. Only 30 kilometers south of Manila, it lies at the crest of a diverse community southwest of Manila Bay across the Bataan Peninsula, extending eastward along the shoreline up to the historic Zapote Bridge.
This province’s name was derived from the Tagalog word kawit, which means “hook,” and it prides itself for its culture and history. Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo declared the independence of the Philippines from Spain in a ceremony was also located here during the American period.
Its people’s openness to the entry and exchange of culture and technology became the key to the development of this wondrous province, which is composed of three cities and 20 municipalities. Ternate, which is part of Cavite’s pride, has its share of history.
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We know that you are in Makati to do business and we at El Cielito Inn aim to help you do just that. Strategically located at Arnaiz Ave. (Pasay Road), Makati, El Cielito Inn provides you everything within easy reach.
No need to worry about traffic. El Cielito Inn – Makati is within walking distance or a short drive from your corporate headquarters, banks, movie theaters, shopping malls, and restaurants serving just about any cuisine. When the need to unwind arises, the country’s most famous clubs and watering holes are just minutes away from your doorstep.
The first business hotel in Santa Rosa, Laguna is situated by the Sta Rosa-Tagaytay Road, just 1.5 kms. from the South Super Highway. Within a 5-kilometer radius are some of the largest, world-class factories of the best known international brands. Home to the Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Isuzu, Panasonic, Ford, Hitachi and Coca-Cola plants, Santa Rosa is a fast growing industrial area and clearly the most dynamic industrial corridor in the country today.
It is just 20 minutes away from Tagaytay, a tourist spot famous for its climate and Taal Volcano. It offers a wide range for you and your family to enjoy like horseback riding and picnic parks. A short drive brings families to the well-known theme parks of Enchanted Kingdom and Splash Island to enjoy thrilling rides and water fun.
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Darayonan is a Cuyonon word that means a place to stay. Darayonan Lodge situated in a residential part of Coron town, Darayonan Lodge aims to provide its guests with clean and comfortable rooms, good food and quality service.
Darayonan Lodge is an accredited tourist inn by the Philippine Department of Tourism. It has played host to a number of VIP’s and celebrities, the most notable of whom are Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and then U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardone.
Darayonan Lodge has eighteen (18) air-conditioned rooms each with its own private bathroom with hot and cold shower and eight (8) of the rooms are classified as deluxe rooms with the following additional amenities:
• A Queen-size bed and a single size bed plus two extra beds if necessary
• 21” colored television
• Refrigerator/Mini Bar
• Writing Desk cum dresser with mirror
• Bigger rooms with higher ceiling
• Bigger bathroom
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