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Baguio Travel Guide  

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Area:
57 km2
Overview

Baguio is situated amidst the mountainous region of Cordillera approximately 250 kilometres north of Manila, in the Province of Benguet.
The city is one of the few places in the Philippines blessed with a cool climate.
On average, Baguio is at least eight degrees cooler than any place in the lowlands. No surprise then that Baguio is considered the "summer capital" of the country.
In the early 19th century the Spaniards, during their long occupation of the area, were able to establish order, built churches and schools, made trails and introduced coffee.
The arrival of the Americans at the beginning of 1900 spurred development in Baguio. Their best administrators and teachers were fervent boosters and promoters: Worcester, Wright, Forbes, Pack, Barrows, Eckman and others who together with Filipinos committed to make the place heaven.
The events of the Second World War stalled all development, leaving Baguio in total devastation. However, the war changed course and on September 3, 1945, General Yamashita formally surrendered to the Americans and the city immediately set to the task of rehabilitation.
Baguio today is a wonderful and modern city, performing a multiplicity of roles, as an educational, trade, tourism and administrative centre.

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Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : This charming city is full of many different attractions and certainly worth a visit if you are in Philippines. Starting with Burnham Park, the traditional venue of the city's numerous festivities and the oldest of all Baguio parks. ... more Baguio Cathedral, one of the familiar landmarks in Baguio. Botanical Garden, also called the Igorot village, it features native hut typical of Cordilleras architecture. Mines View Park, appropriately named for its breathtaking view of mountain ranges and Baguio's "mineral bowl" where gold, silver and other curio items. Kennon Road, the shortest and the most scenic highway linking Baguio and the lowlands. The imposing and impressive Baguio Mansion House, which has housed a long list of Filipino presidents and American governor-generals. This is only a small list of the beauties of the city: many others are waiting for you if you decide to spend some time in Baguio.
samantha
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : I was born and raised in Baguio City. I never knew how lucky we are with the climate that we have until I stayed in Manila for some time. There are many places to visit in Baguio anytime. For your... more accommodation, there are lots of transients if you are working on a budget. Try checking-out on sulit.com, there are also people offering a place to stay as you get off the bus at Vitory Liner bus station. You can start your day by visiting parks such as the Wright Park where you can do horse-back-riding. If you feel like taking a stroll, Burnham Park is old but they tried many times to do some improvements, it is still a landmark located right in the central business district.At night, you can unwind at some bars located at Session Road or places nearby. It is very convenient and inexpensive to go around the city with a cab available 24/7. There is also a night market open from 9PM-11PM along Harrison Road.
Not to be missed Strawberry farm at La Trinidad (6km. away from Baguio CBD)
allan labrador
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : I was been here for more than seven (7) years. I adopted myself to the atmosphere including with the customs and traditions of the natives. It is really the best place in the Philippines because it is so relaxing to... more see the surroundings of the city "still green", but within the city. It is ours to figure it out. Now, almost ten (10) years past that I haven't got a glimpse of Baguio. I LOVE BAGUIO. Looking forward to meet some of my friends where they are still staying there since they are born.
Not to be missed Burnham Park , mansion house , camp john hay
AUDIO
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : I visited baguio two times when i had my vacation together with my baby daughter and my wife, we really like baguio because of the climate, my baby play all day without sweating and i see her face that she... more is very happy to that place when i bring her around she is always smiling,i am now in korea to join my new ship,the climate here now is almost the same there in baguio that is why it reminds me of my vacation, baguio is the best place in the philippines to relax,its like you go to a foreign land where the climate is the same,but baguio is very unique because of the traditions and customs of the people living there especially the igorot,I really like their clothes the colors and everything,that is why i bougth to much souvenirs,I really love that place that is why i'm planning to live in baguio with my family
Not to be missed flower festival
LARJOLYN BANTIYAN
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Situated amidst the mountainous region of Cordillera, 1,500 meters above the sea, 250 kilometers north of Manila, Baguio City is one of the few place in the Philippines blessed with a cool climate. On average, Baguio is at least eight... more 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 destiantion. As early as March, tourists and locals take the six-hour trek up the zigzagging Kennon Road. Within a mile of the city, the sweet scent of pine trees and flowers already permeate the air.
kaye angeli nunez
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Its happy to vacation in baguio city... I'll never forget in baguio city its very happy ... and my choir family we enjoy in baguio city
Not to be missed high mountains , nice foods
MannyB
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : During peak season, it is heavy traffic, congested, and the worst thing is the smoke belching FX Taxis, Jeepneys, dirty Burnham Parks and no parking intended for tourist. Unlike during past decades, Baguio was so beautiful and clean, even the... more air you can smell the breeze, Pine Trees. But today what happen?
cristy
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Nice place, especially the weather it makes my day complete because of peaceful and very comfortable to stay in. i enjoy my stay here at baguio, i met people they are very friendly nadf humble to me i appreciate the... more nature here nice place
willie pulicay
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Nice place and cool. Lots of interesting movies... people are nice and polite... Baguio city was the clean city i ever seen in my whole life. They still care about their traditions, practices and costums. I would be proud too... more be a one of cordillera.
Not to be missed respective , politeness , cleanliness
Aray
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends, Family
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Compare Baguio City to other places of Philippines, well for me Baguio City is the best place, i ever visit. I already visited cebu, davao, palawan, norte etc. but i prefer Baguio City, it is more fun, cool temp., nice... more view, cool and nice people, many foriegners, safe and clean..
Not to be missed Camp John Hay , PMA Philippine Military Academy , Nice People
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