It is also called the Igorot village, which used to feature native
huts typical of Cordillera architecture. This village captures the
ethnic spirit and cultural legacy of the Igorot dweller. The garden
is also a site of cultural presentations and other tribal meetings.
It is the oldest of all Baguio parks. One can unwind from the tension
of the day-to-day bustle by biking, skating or simply reflecting
on the day's experiences amid a soothing backdrop of colorful flowers.
It is wooded and is great place to have picnics and concerts. There
are tennis and basketball courts, a football field, athletic oval
and an orchidarium.
Camp John Hay
It is still the extraordinary beautiful base, which the American
forces turned over last July 1, 1991 to the Philippine government.
It is now open to the public. Its excellent cottages, golf courses,
bowling lanes, dining places and natural ambience are all preserved
Mines View Park
Appropriately named for its breathtaking views of mountain ranges
and Baguio's "mineral bowl" where gold, silver and other
ores were once quarried. There are now numerous souvenir shops around
the park offering such items as woodcarvings, woven cloth, ashtrays,
shell products and other curio items.
It is sometimes mistakenly called "Ride Park" by some
who identify this pine tree park reserve for its kiddy horse rides.
A long stairway leads to the "Pool of the Pines", a 100
meter long pool of water lined on both sides by the famous Baguio
Kennon Road is the shortest and the most scenic highway linking
Baguio and the lowlands. This was named after Col. Lyman W. Kennon
who was its final builder. The industrious Cordilleras and foreign
workers assisted him. The road was substantially finished in 1903.
It was through the vacation normal school that teachers from all
over the islands were able to have a respite and have some time
for studies. In a letter to the Secretary of Public Instruction,
Governor William Pack outlined his plan to set up a camp in Baguio
where teachers can be accommodated. The plan was approved on January
8, 1908 and was opened on April 6, 1908
The Mansion House
The imposing and majestic Baguio Mansion House has housed a long
list of Filipino presidents and American governor-generals. It has
an elegantly structured building and guesthouse. Its gate is patterned
after that of London's Buckingham Palace.
The Philippine Military Academy
The Philippine Military Academy is the Philippine's premier military
institution. True to its mission to "instruct, train, and develop
the cadets so that they shall possess the character, the broad and
basic military skills, and the education essential to the pursuit
of a progressive military career", the PMA, as it is more popularly
known, has honed the best military officers in our country today.
It has complete training and educational facilities to mold the
future officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
One of the familiar landmarks in Baguio. The structure with its
twin spires and one hundred steps sits on top of a small hill in
the heart of the city, offering churchgoers and visitors a chance
to get a bird's eye view of the entire commercial hub. It was opened
to the public last November 25, 1990 during the Christ the King
This cluster of temples is located on the border of Baguio City
and Trinidad Valley. Its exotic oriental architecture features pagoda
roofs, an ornate gateway, dragon ornaments and Buddha guarded windows
that gaze from atop a hill. The Bell Temple priest practices a mixture
of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. One may even
try having his fortune told.
This is a religious shrine housing the image of the Lady of Lourdes.
About 252 steps lead to this shrine where pilgrims brave the steep
climb to offer sacrifices, devotion and prayers. One is also regarded
with a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
Along the way to Asin, about 5 kms from the city, is an Ifugao wood
carving village, which sells beautiful carved curio items at very
Saint Louis Filigree Shop
A handicraft shop specializing in silver jewelry and other filigree
products. Some of the craftsmen are only high school students. This
shop is in the center of the city and was established in 1916.
Asin Hot Springs
Located 16 kilometers northwest of Baguio. The resort's main feature
is a swimming pool surrounded by thermal springs, has vegetation
and several hanging bridges. It is an ideal respite for travelers.
Mount Santo Tomas
A trek up to the Mount Sto. Tomas is a hikers' delight. The peak
is 7,5000 feet high and commands a majestic view of mountain, sea
and valley. The mountain can be reached by foot or by vehicle.