The Palina Rice Terraces in Kibungan

Palina Rice Terraces Kibungan Benguet Mount Kilkili Farm Location Harvest Season Water Irrigation Barangay Paulina Size History Construction Trade Granary Farmer Construction Tribe Visit Tour The Palina Rice Terraces are located in Kibungan in Benguet Province. The Palina Rice Terraces are more than a hundred years in age, and are located at the foot of Mount Kilkili, a dead volcano with the shape resembling Mount Mayon. The terraces are stone-walled and are located near the running water which serves as its primary water source. The terraces reflect the skills and industry of the community’s ancestors. The place can be reached for about 3 to 4 hours hike depending on what terraces one would visit. The Palina rice terraces are known as the municipality’s rice granary and are an existing man-made tourist attraction of the municipality of Kibungan. A road network links the area to the town proper and other barangays but public transport vehicles are limited.  Kibungan is located 62 kilometer (39 miles) north of Baguio City. Continue reading

Mount Kilkili in Kibungan

Mount Kilkili Palina Kibungan Benguet Location Mountain Cone Shape Public Highway Plateau Camping Site Hiking Trail Elevation Summit Map Distance Kilometer History Barangay Volcano Clay Pots Soil Info Mount Kilkili is located in Palina, Kibungan in Benguet Province. Mount Kilkili is a cone-shaped mountain, and when viewed from the public highway, has a plateau on one side used as a camping site by the local residents. This mountain is a potential natural attraction found in barangay Palina. Because of its conical shape, it is believed that Mount Kilkili was once a volcano a long time ago. The source of clay pots sold in Kibungan come from the foot of Mount Kilkili. Kibungan is located 62 kilometer (39 miles) north of Baguio City. Continue reading