Fun things to do in Baguio City

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    A place they now call Sitio La Presa

    by pres_16 Written May 10, 2015

    If there is Nami Island in Korea as the location shooting of the telemovie Winter Sonata, the Philippines now has Sitio Pungayan located on top of Mt. Kabuyao in Tuba Benguet as the location shooting of the local telemovie Forevermore. The tv series has gained much popularity, reason for its supporters to flock to this lovely mountain sight. The place is called Sitio La Presa in the story and takes about 40 minute ride or more depending on traffic from downtown Baguio City.

    Going here is easier if you are travelling with your own car or, if on a rented van, arrange it with the driver. Visitors are required to pay P25.00 each as environmental fee.

    Agnes' home
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    Shopping at Baguio Public Market

    by windDirection Written Dec 8, 2014

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    The public market is a good place to visit in Baguio because it is one of the many places where you can actually get to meet the true identity and character of the Baguio people. There are souvenirs shops located at almost every park and even at shopping centers in Baguio but items are a bit pricey. However, if you want to be practical you just have to see the public market and get the souvenirs at a cheaper price but you need to have a good eye on quality. Second place is the Maharlika Livelihood Center (just after the end of the fruits and vegetable market) which offers many shops for souvenirs like wood carvings, silver crafts and more. Third is in Hangar Market (second floor) which offers knitted and woven products. The ground level is a vegetable market and is jam-packed by vegetable sacks especially in the morning and so is difficult to walk by. And lastly is the former Black Market which is more convenient for shopping fruits and vegetables compared to Hangar Market because of the space and the location. As additional information, there is a weighing scale which is placed at the center of the Market which states “Timbangan ng Bayan” (weighing scale for all)

    I have earlier commented on my Baguio page about plastic bags that have been banned in Baguio. Well, I apparently noticed that it’s not strictly implemented; it is still good to bring with you a shopping bag if you intend to shop heavy.

    The Busy Market of Baguio City pasalubong from Baguio
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    Wright Park Baguio

    by windDirection Written Dec 8, 2014

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    Wright Park in Baguio which is located in Pacdal road and fronting the main gate of the Mansion (the summer house of the Philippines President) is a must see in Baguio City.

    The park offers a place great for picture taking of the well-known “pool of pines” (not meant for swimming though) but an exquisite walk way idea with towering pine trees on the sides and manicured flower garden, great to visit in December to February when flower blooms. I thought it would look even better if they would grow lilies in the pool. Well the park is for free it would be costly to maintain don’t know where the rent in the stable is going anyway after viewing the park head down to the main attraction the stable of horses, horse can be rented with accompanying guide. The ride takes about an hour that passes along south drive and mines view park and back to the stables and you may dine after at ketchup community across Wright park and beside the mansion house there used to be only one restaurant in the area called the rancho (apart from the nearby turo turo - means small eateries) now rancho is a part of ketchup community it is a cluster of resto that become an added things to do in the area. The Canto restaurant is by far the favorite but too busy and has a small space. I dined at Rancho and would like to try Canto maybe on my next visit if it’s not too busy.

    Ketchup community across wright park Baguio city Wright park horsemen in Camp John Hay
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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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    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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