Baguio City

Discussion in 'Traveling to Philippines' started by Corzhens, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    I think Baguio City is the most popular tourist spot in the country, even more popular than Boracay. Baguio is like being another country that is not tropical like the Philippines. Situated on the top of a mountain range in the Mountain Province, the high elevation is the reason of the cold temperature that usually is in the 20 C during summer and drops to 10 C during the cold months of December to January.
     
  2. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    The first attraction of Baguio aside from the cold weather is the strawberry which does not thrive in the tropics that makes Baguio a unique provincial garden. High value farm products like broccoli and lettuce abound together with the fruits like passion fruit, oranges and even apples and pears. Truly Baguio is one nice place for a vacation.
     
  3. Corzhens

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    The first good place to visit in Baguio is the Botanical Garden that is near the city. It is a vast park of plants and trees that is enjoyable to roam around. The camera will be happy to shoot the picturesque vista. There are also souvenir shops and snack stores. For a more cultural touch, you can have a picture with real Igorots in their native attire.
     
  4. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Member

    There is one haunted house in Baguio City which is called White House that is near the Teacher’s Camp. It is situated in the main road, colored white that is easy to spot. So many stories have been circulated about that white house that everyone is advised not to go there nor even look at it when passing by.
     
  5. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    The Mines View Park was named as such because there used to be a mining area there but now it cannot be seen anymore. However, the place still has a good view of the places that can be seen from above. There are some horses for picture-taking, big dogs also for pictorials, and the Igorots that you can wear their native attire for a pictorial. Food stores and souvenir shops about that we usually buy there for stuff that we would bring home.
     
  6. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    For the adventure of horseback riding, go to the Wright Park after the trip to Mines View because that is already on the way down. You can rent a horse for 30 minutes or 1 hour and depending on your riding capacity, you can ride by yourself or with a guide. And after the horses, you can go up the high stairway to the direction of The Mansion, that is the president’s vacation house. It’s nice to have a pictorial there.
     
  7. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    For the fruits and vegetables, take a ride to Session Road and check the eateries so later you already know where to eat. Walk down to the market to buy strawberries, oranges and even apples and grapes. You are lucky if there are passion fruit and native persimmon. Some other delicacies available are strawberry jam and ube jam. By the way, you can also buy quality delicacies in Good Shepherd monastery that is between the Wright Park and Mines View.
     
  8. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Member

    Don’t forget to give Burnham Park at least half a day. There are bikes for rent and a boat ride in the man-made lagoon would be fun especially when there are kids in your group. There are also eateries around plus the garden of flowering plants would really relax you. But a massage service there would be the ultimate relaxation that you can get.
     
  9. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    There is the art gallery of BenCab, a noted painter. It has a minimal entrance fee but it’s worth the cost for art lovers. You can also go to Trinidad Valley to experience picking strawberry which is a great novelty expecially for children. There are other things that can be bought in Trinidad Valley like vegetables and souvenir items.