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    Lion Head

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 3, 2014

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    Lion's Head is a structure made by Lion's International Club as a Welcome Marker in Baguio City in 1973. This is the second structure since th Original was destroyed in the earthquake of 1990's, this was rebuilt in 1995. It gets a fresh coat of paint every 3 years hence the different color of it on a revisit in 2014.

    The Lion's head is a symbol of Entering Baguio City and it located along Camp 6 of Kennon Road just before the start of the Hairpin Turns going to Upper Baguio City. there are many souvenir stores around the area too.

    welcome to baguio the brats
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    Good Sheperd Complex

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 3, 2014

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    This Convent cum Complex is a popular stop in Baguio City not because it is a Catholic Retreat House, but more so due to it's Native Products! like strawberry-Lemon Tea juice, Ube (Purple Yam) desserts, assorted Cookies, Strawberry Jam and they now have a mini coffee store serving Cordillera Style Arabica Coffee.

    hordes of people come by just to buy these native goodies since they are of high quality and are cheap and the best part of it is that this complex is just 300 meters away from another landmark, the mines view park!

    Opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

    nice views of mines here!
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    Kennon Road

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 3, 2014

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    The American Colonial Administrators found their hill station in Baguio City and they need to build a road going to it, hence Kennon Road was built. Kennon was the first multi-national built road in the philippines, it was built by between 2,300 to 4,000 workers that were employed in the building of the road, all of different nationalities— American, Hawaiian, Indian, Mexican, Chinese, German, Irish, English, Swedish, French, Japanese and, of course, Filipino. Finished in 1903, it was originally called the Benguet Road and was later named in honor of its builder, Col. Lyman Kennon. It is the shortest route to Baguio City at 42 kilometers (compared to 46 kilometers of Naguilian Road and 48 kilometers of Marcos Highway) but paradoxically the longest in time travel since it is not an all weather road and is prone to landslides. Along the way in Kennon Road are Majestic Site like Riverbeds, Waterfalls, Ravines, etc which makes passage here an experience.

    Lots of Picturesque Sites Here! what a view! panorama! views
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    Minesview in the morning..

    by miguel_arcangel Written Aug 14, 2012

    When the crowd isn't too much in this area, you can have a good shot of the views around especially in the morning.
    Some items you can only buy in the nearby stalls, especially the multicolored rags, you can't find them in the market.

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    Ride a Boat

    by miccaela Updated Feb 24, 2012

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    Burnham Park

    It does have a man-made lake where people can rent boats for a price that definitely suits your budget. It's just around $1-$2 for a 30mins-1hr ride. Bring a snack, chat with friends, cuddle with your special someone as you sail.

    The park itself also offers a lot of space for different activities. You can jog, walk, have picnic and all other activities you can imagine. They also have a dedicated space for people who want to rent different types of bicycles for a very affordable price and a soccer field where you can practice. ;)

    Burnham Lake Paddle! Even Gravy enjoyed the boat ride.
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    Pick Strawberries

    by miccaela Updated Feb 13, 2012

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    "Strawberry fields forever."
    This is one of the things I looked forward to during our last visit to Baguio City. But I wasn't able to get the chance to pick strawberries straight from the vines because it's somewhat expensive. PHP 300-350 for a kilo of strawberries because according to the owners, a strawberry vine is so delicate that it has its own proper way of picking. Being a newbie, for sure I will harm the plant and it would no longer produce strawberries again. Of course I don't wanna do that. So, we just decided to take photos along the fields then just buy strawberries for PHP100-120/kilo! Sweet!

    By the way, they also grow lettuce of different kinds and are also being sold within the area for a very cheap price compared here in Manila.

    PS. Don't forget to taste their authentic Strawberry Taho and Ice Cream. Delicious!
    Strawberry Taho: PHP20-25
    Strawberry Ice Cream: PHP15-20

    Strawberries! Strawberry Taho Letucce Strawberry Ice Cream
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    Burnham Park - The Heart of the Summer Capital

    by semper.max Written Nov 18, 2011

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    Baguio won't be complete without a visit to Burnham park. It's a complete park offering visitors a choice of activities such as boating, biking, picnicking. There are even occasions (usually during the Panagbenga month and Christmas season) that temporary stalls offering various items such as clothings, food, etc. can be found in the park.

    Most jeepneys going to different parts of Baguio also passes through Burnham Park hence if you wish to use public transportation, it is wise to use Burnham park as your starting destination.

    Boating at Burnham Lagoon
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    Do some shooting at Mines View

    by semper.max Written Nov 13, 2011

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    Not the shooting that involves guns but cameras. You can have your picture donning the traditional Igorot costume. Have your picture taken riding a horse and even have your picture taken with a Saint... a Saint Bernard, of course.

    The Igorots from Quezon City Posing with a Saint A horse with no name
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    Picnic at Camp John Hay

    by semper.max Written Nov 12, 2011

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    Camp John Hay was designed to be a place for rest and recreation of US Army personnel. You'd find people using the picnic areas which most of the time are situated under a shade of pine trees. Hiking trails over the hilly terrain ensures a good workout if you ever need one. And yes, there's a shopping and food center in case you fail to bring food and drinks with you. It's certain a fun place to relax as it was designed to be.

    Take a hike Pine trees shades your hike Open wide areas for kids are also available About to have lunch at Mile Hi Shops and restaurants can be found at Mile Hi
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    Strawberry fields forever

    by semper.max Written Nov 12, 2011

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    Located a few kilometers outside of Baguio City are the strawberry fields of La Trinidad. Here, you can spend your time picking your own strawberries. Have a taste of the strawberry wine and visit the market for fresh fruits and vegetables at a relatively low price.

    Nothing to pick here The strawberry fields Sun setting at the fields
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    Viewing the Mines at Mines View Park

    by semper.max Written Nov 12, 2011

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    A visit to the Mansion House and Wright Park usually would include a visit to Mines View Park. Mines view park gives you a panoramic view of the copper mines and gold mines in Baguio. In addition, a lot of souvenir shops line up the entrance of the park.

    Entrance to Mines View Park The view from the observation deck Shopping for souvenirs outside the park The observation deck High above the mines
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    Horsing around in Wright Park

    by semper.max Written Nov 12, 2011

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    Literally, you do horse around in Wright Park. The Wright Park riding circle makes it a perfect place to learn how to ride a horse or a pony. A few of the reasons to visit Wright Park:

    1. Horseback riding
    2. Shopping of native Baguio souvenirs
    3. Wonderful scenery for photo ops

    The fact that it's near the Mansion House makes it a must see in Baguio. It's Wright across the mansion. :) Talk about hitting two birds with one stone...

    Wright across the mansion Shopping at the park From the stables walking to the mansion Welcome to the right park Picture!!!
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    Visit the Mansion House

    by semper.max Written Nov 12, 2011

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    The Mansion House is the official residence of the President of the Philippines in Baguio. It was originally built during the American period in 1908 to serve as the summer residence of the US Governor-General.

    The Mansion House is actually older than Baguio city itself since Baguio City was incorporated as a city only in 1909.

    The Mansion House with my eldest The Mansion House with my youngest :) The marker-there's an English and Tagalog version The Nativity at the Mansion Replica of Buckingham Palace gates?
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    A visit to the West Point of the Philippines

    by semper.max Written Nov 11, 2011

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    Baguio City houses the training ground for the future officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The Philippine Military Academy home base is Fort Del Pilar, named after the youngest Filipino general who was killed in Tirad Pass, Gen. Gregorio del Pilar.

    Definitely worth a visit, you can find war relics, a museum and view the disciplined cadets as they train in the field or march and partake their meals at the mess hall. During Saturdays, they do a regular parade and review. We were fortunate enough to watch a silent drill when we were there since it was the annual PMA homecoming (during February). During the PMA homecoming, you would even be able to see them do a dance drill on the field after a silent drill.

    The Philippine Military Academy - the About to fly this vintage plane :) Oddly enough, there's a tree house inside Cadets marching down the field One of the APC's and tanks you can see at PMA
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    Pink Sister in Baguio City

    by allelli Updated Oct 14, 2011

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    This religious place is awesome, meditation, hearing mass and write your petitions to the pink sister (female monks)  is among the things you can do here. They call them selves pink sister because the female monk wearing pink. if you write them they will pray your petitions.

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    May 5, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Hi guys! I just like to ask, what time of the year are pine cones abundant in Baguio? i'm planning to collect about 100 pieces of it for my wedding.. Or do you know somewhere I could buy? Thanks for the help!


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