Bay-yo Rice Terraces: Bontoc’s Highland Paradise

Bay-yo Rice Terraces – We all know that there are a lot of beautiful rice terraces in the Philippines but Bay-yo rice terraces is another gem and a paradise in the highland of Bontoc, Mountain Province. The scenic view from our vantage point along the Bontoc – Banaue road was so breathtaking. You can also see a barangay Bay-yo, a small community situated in Bay-o rice terraces.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

It was another memorable experience for us heading to Sagada. Mesmerizing scenery, its forest, and its jaw-dropping attractions are really astonishing completely opposite on what we commonly see on urban buildings and skylines. We left Manila 15 minutes before 10 o clock. It was a long exhausting journey. We’ve passed several zigzag and curvature roads that make me dizzy. A dense of white fog greeted us at Banaue arc around 5:45 am. I was on a deep sleep at that time when the van stopped, I thought that we were already in Sagada. As I look at the car’s window, I saw a breathtaking view of man-made rice terraces that really drew my attention.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

This mountain turned into rice terraces is a home for the Bay-yo villagers. I have already seen this view before on the internet and social media. I never thought that I could also visit this place while heading to Sagada. We really enjoyed seeing the scenic view of Bay-yo Rice Terraces as there are no other tourists in the area except our group.

In my own opinion, it’s much more appealing than any other rice terraces I’ve seen in Banaue. I just couldn’t resist myself to stare at the stunning vista of Bay-yo Rice terraces while flying a drone over its rice terraces to see its beauty much closer. This is indeed a paradise and a living heritage that we should preserve.

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Benjoe Vidal
Benjoe Vidal is a full-time software engineer, part-time travel blogger, and a Hobbyist Photographer. Aside from writing codes he also loves to share and write his travel experiences. He hates describing himself and writing in third person. He is the guy behind this travel blog.

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