Those who love hiking know how liberating it can be to be away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the pollution and the noise, to be amidst nature and all its glory.

And if you are looking for some unique trails to explore, here are 5 unique ones to try out in Southeast Asia for your next hiking adventure.

3. Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines

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Towering thousands of feet above sea level, the spectacular Banaue Rice Terraces is a sight to behold as compared to the rest of the rice terraces commonly seen in Southeast Asia. These 2,000-year-old terraces were carved into the mountains by ancient indigenous communities, making this a once-in-a-lifetime trekking experience. Soak up the breathtaking views of this mystical landscape as you wind your way through remote farming villages and emerald rice paddies.

Do make plans in advance as Banaue is an 8 to 9-hour bus ride from Manila and you will probably need about two to three days to visit the terraces.

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