Baguio City, Philippines

juny By juny, 6th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I was not born in this lovely town known as the Summer capital of the country Philippines. However, this is my father’s home and my ancestors. A place I always called my home sweet home and a place I run to each time I want peace and serenity.

Baguio City or Pines City

Baguio City is also known as; Pines city due to pine tress that dominates the whole forestry of this highland. The cold weather it provides the whole year round made this place a great choice for honeymooners and the country’s leading tourist spot for century.
Let me give you a tour to my hometown, to places where lovers and tourists never missed to visit.

Burnham Park

Burnham Park; it was named after the American architect Daniel Hudson Burnham. The park featured a man made lake where you can enjoy boating and bicycle rides. The park is fenced with flowers and tress and the whole area is carpeted with carabao grass where you can freely sit for a rest, thou there were benches all around, but the travelers mostly prefer squatting on the ground. This is the oldest park among city’s park and the biggest one to accommodate city’s event (every event).

Wright Park

Few minutes ride from the park (Burnham Park) you can enjoy the horse back riding where Wright Park is located. Horse back riding is one of the city’s highlights for tourist, where you can rent the horse to wander the Marlboro and Green Valley country and golf club. Marlboro and Green Valley country and golf club offers great facilities and services for sports/golfers in particular. The great forest of Marlboro country will give you the feeling of a good horse rider when you wander the forest riding a horse. You do not need to worry if you are not an expert with horses, the pony boys association can provide you a pony guide and instructor.

The Mansion

If you are not a sports minded and not interested to explore the vastness of golf course and forest, you can choose to visit the Mansion house while riding the horse. Mansion house is just ahead of Wright Park, so, if you do not wish to rent a horse you can take the stairs up and within few minutes, you will see The Mansion House.
The Mansion was built in 1908 as the official summer residence of William Cameron Forbes. The Mansion’s gate is a replica to one of The Buckingham Palace, London’s main gates. The Mansion’s museum contains the country’s presidential memorabilia. The Mansion is also the second official house of the country’s president.

Welcome to Baguio city,Philippines!

I will give you more places on my next blog/s…keep reading, enjoy the places and feel the excitement.
You will surely love the next places and I hope will give you inspiration to visit my country..soon.
Welcome to Baguio city,Philippines!

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Baguio City, Summer, Summer Getaway, Summer Vacation, Summertime, Travel

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I am your simple neighbor who lives next door,also loves to write short poem.
A music addict and a hopeless romantic who believes that love is like a fairy tale.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
6th Oct 2011 (#)

Oh, how I want to visit there. The images are fantastic as well.

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author avatar juny
7th Oct 2011 (#)

hello Sheila,

Looking forward for your visit dear... :)

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author avatar Buzz
7th Oct 2011 (#)

I've also already toured those marvelous sites, one of them most unforgettable, the Wright Park, where I fell of a horse bruising not me physically but my dignity..lol But wow, what a great city to spend summer in, especially if you are the tourist guide.:D Cheers.

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author avatar juny
7th Oct 2011 (#)

hello Buzz,

Why not, that's negotiable :p (hahaha)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
8th Oct 2011 (#)

Well, if you and Buzz are going on a visit to Baguio, then I am following you!
Wonderful article.

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author avatar juny
10th Oct 2011 (#)

hello Ivy,

I am looking forward for your visit ma'm :)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
8th Oct 2011 (#)

Well, if you and Buzz are going on a visit to Baguio, then I am following you!
Wonderful article.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
9th Oct 2011 (#)

How very lovely, thank you!

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author avatar juny
10th Oct 2011 (#)

hello Delicia,

Thanks again for your read and have a good day :)

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