#231 Banaue Rice Terraces, The Philippines
A World Heritage Site, these ancient rice terraces were damaged somewhat during a earthquake a few years ago, but are almost rebuilt.
An eight hour drive from Manilla, the area has a nice hotel, and many of the terraces are easily accessible. A few, like the most famous fields at Batad, require a hike to the best observation points, while others can be shot from the road.
Like most rice terraces, every season brings a different mood. If the tiers are filled with water, it’s probably the best period, although the lush greens of summer and the golds of autumn and winter are also great.
Where will Tom head next? Check back next Friday to find out.