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Baguio

Situated amidst the mountainous region of the Cordillera, 1,400 meters above sea level, 250 km. north of Manila, Baguio City is one of the few places in the Philippines blessed with a cool climate. On the average, Baguio is at least eight degrees cooler than any place in the lowlands. Not surprisingly, Baguio has become the "Summer Capital" of the country. It is gifted with a variety of cultural, historical, and scenic attractions which make it an important and interesting destination.

Points of interest

  • Session Road - If you only have a day to spend in Baguio, start your tour with a walk down Session Road. The city's commercial artery, Session Road showcases curio shops and fashion boutiques. It also features an interesting array of culinary delights. Restaurant specializing in Chinese, Italian, American, Japanese, and Mongolian can be readily found along Session Road.
  • Burnham Park - Situated at the heart of the city, Burnham is the traditional venue of the city's numerous festivities. Its man-made lagoon is the site of many boating excursions.
  • Mines View Park - Over the years, the Park has been transformed into a shopping showcase of sorts. It is here where one can have a breathtaking view of the Cordillera and the gold mines of Benguet.
  • Camp John Hay - Formerly the R & R Center of the United States Armed Force personnel in the Philippines. This privately-managed club features hotel type rooms, food outlets, an 18-hole golf course, six tennis courts, a six-lane bowling center, basketball and volleyball courts, a heated swimming pool, plus a lot more.
  • Baguio Cathedral and other Religious Land Marks - Rising above the city skyline are the pinkish hues of the Baguio Cathedral. There is also the Bell Temple, north of the city; the Maryhurst Seminary with its brilliant gardens; and the Lourdes Grotto with its 252 steps to heaven.
  • Other Points of Interest - Philippine Military Academy, the Mansion, Wright Park, Tam-awan Village, and Baguio Botanical Garden. Events like the Panagbenga should not be missed.

How To Get There

From Manila, visitors can take Seair landing in Baguio Airport. Visitors can also take the six-hour bus ride through Kennon Road, Marcos Highway or Naguilian Road.

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