Lonely Planet corrects 'misleading' post on Banaue Rice Terraces

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) — After netizens called it out, the multimedia travel guide Lonely Planet corrected an error on its website stating that the world-famous Banaue Rice Terraces in northern Philippines were built by the Chinese.

"We now recognize that our claim that they were introduced 2000 years ago by the Chinese is misleading," it said in a tweet on Monday.

It also posted a Facebook video on the "World's Greenest Places" featuring the rice fields of Ifugao last Sunday. It described the Banaue Rice Terraces as "first built around 2,000 years ago by the Chinese." It said it is working on rectifying that mistake.

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the famous landmark known as the "Eigth Wonder of the World" said the rice terraces of the Cordilleras is "all the product of the Ifugao ethnic group, a minority community that has occupied these mountains for thousands of years."

The agency added, "The Ifugao Rice Terraces are the priceless contribution of Philippine ancestors to humanity, built 2000 years ago and passed on from generation to generation."

The rice terraces were named a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in 1995.