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Rice and vegetable terraces near Bontoc, Mountain Province, Luzon

Bontoc & Sagada

Visit the towns of Bontoc, capital town of Ifugao province, and Sagada, known for its burial caves.

Bontoc is the first mining town in this mountainous region of North Luzon and a must-see is the Museum of Mountain Culture which has the most complete collection of tribal memorabilia and historical data. This museum is managed by Belgian nuns.

In Sagada, which is probably the most “Christianized” of the mountain towns as evident in the many spires of churches that dot the landscape, visit the town center, the rice terraces and the caves where, in the not so distant past, tribesmen would hang wooden coffins containing the remains of their dead.

On the return journey, stop briefly at the viewpoint to appreciate a panoramic view of Banaue town, the mountains and the rice terraces that surround the town.

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