The Banaue Rice terraces,Philippines, a major tourist attraction, are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao by ancestors of the Batad native's. They were carved as an attempt to provide level steps where the indigenous people could grow rice. Fully built with hand without the help of machines, the terraces are often regarded as one of the greatest engineering achievements of mankind. They have been described as the eighth wonder of the world.

The Banaue Rice terraces,Philippines, a major tourist attraction, are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao by ancestors of the Batad native's. They were carved as an attempt to provide level steps where the indigenous people could grow rice. Fully built with hand without the help of machines, the terraces are often regarded as one of the greatest engineering achievements of mankind. They have been described as the eighth wonder of the world.

Although not as famous as the Seven World Wonders, the following places are equally worth mentioning because of their outstanding and unique features. Enjoy and feel free to share other lesser-known wonders in the comments below!  10 UNKNOWN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

Although not as famous as the Seven World Wonders, the following places are equally worth mentioning because of their outstanding and unique features. Enjoy and feel free to share other lesser-known wonders in the comments below! 10 UNKNOWN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

Rice Terraces in Banaue | 20 Photos of the Philippines that will make you want to pack your bags and travel © Sabrina Iovino | JustOneWayTicket.com

Travel the Philippines: 20 Photos that will make you pack your bags and go

Rice Terraces in Banaue | 20 Photos of the Philippines that will make you want to pack your bags and travel © Sabrina Iovino | JustOneWayTicket.com

Chocolate Hills in Bohol Philippines. They're brown during the dry season but become green during the rainy season.

Chocolate Hills in Bohol Philippines. They're brown during the dry season but become green during the rainy season.

Natural thermal pools at Hidden Valley Springs in the Philippines (by Alexandros Dimitriou).

Natural thermal pools at Hidden Valley Springs in the Philippines (by Alexandros Dimitriou).

Villa Escudero Waterfall Restaurant  Lunch is served on bamboo dining tables set in a few inches of crystalline running water from the falls. The experience of dining on delicious local dishes with the sparkling waterfalls as a backdrop with clear spring water running over your feet is a truly singular and memorable experience only Villa Escudero can offer.

Villa Escudero Waterfall Restaurant Lunch is served on bamboo dining tables set in a few inches of crystalline running water from the falls. The experience of dining on delicious local dishes with the sparkling waterfalls as a backdrop with clear spring water running over your feet is a truly singular and memorable experience only Villa Escudero can offer.

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