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Panoramic Baguio City

Posted in baguio city with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2009 by abigstesoro

Baguio City, the summer capital of the country, a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, the premier destination for both local and foreign tourists in Northern Philippines. This City is rich in natural bounties… cool climate, foggy hills, panoramic vistas, crisp cold breeze, lush green pine forests and lovely flowers. A perfect place to relax and escape the excessive heat of the lowlands and commune with nature. There are numerous things to do in Baguio like hiking and trekking, horse-back riding, have fun in their numerous picnic areas, amusement parks and mountain resorts, shopping, golf, unwind in night spots, discos and music bars.

Botanical Garden, Leonard Wood Road

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Botanical Garden…. also called the Igorot Village where real igorot huts and gigantic Igorot statues are scattered strategically around the garden.

Wright Park, Leonard Wood Road

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Wright Park …. ponies for hire for a ride around the park’s oval

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Wright Park, Baguio

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gazebo above Wright Park where one finds artists capturing the panoramic view of the park

Pool of Pines , Leonard Wood Road

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view of the Pool of Pines from the gazebo

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The Pool of Pines … a 100-meter pool or pond roght across tne Mansion with thick, lush pine trees towering above the pond

The Mansion, Leonard Wood Road

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The Mansion… the official summer residence of the elected President of the Philippines

Mines View Park, Gibraltar Road

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at the Mines View Park

Strawberry Field, La Trinidad

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Bell Church, La Trinidad

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Bell Church, La Trinidad… a Taoist Church located at the border between Baguio City and La Trinidad with a beautiful pagoda, wishing pond and landscaped gardens

Our lady of Lourdes Grotto

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Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto… atop Mirador Hill… it takes a lot of sacrifice to reach this grotto as one ascends 252 steps leading to the grotto.

Teacher’s Camp, Leonard Wood Road

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the garden at Teacher’s Camp

Burnham Park and Orchidarium

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The Orchidarium… located right across Burnham Park… a flower-lover’s haven where tropical orchids and flowers are being sold

Tam-awan Village

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paintings done by Igorot artists @ Tam-awan Village

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wooden hanging bridge @ Tam-awan Village

Mainit, Benguet

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Mainit Tunnel

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hanging bridge at Mainit

River View Spring Resort, Asin, Benguet

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Riverview Spring Resort, Asin, Tuba, Benguet… a long drive, some 12 kilometers from Baguio City

Camp John Hay

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Butterfly Sanctuary , Camp John Hay

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@ Camp John Hay

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golf course @ Camp John Hay

Mountain Lodge, Leonard Wood Road

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lounging area @ Mountain Lodge

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corridor @ Mountain Lodge

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