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Sights of Baguio - Summer Capital of the Philippines.

There are lots of places that tourist, balikbayans and even local Filipinos could consider going to on their vacations. One place that Filipinos frequent during their vacations is Baguio City. This city is known as the summer capital of the Philippines because most Filipinos prefer to go here because of the cool weather during summer time in the city. Aside form the weather there are also lots of places and things to do in Baguio. Here are some of the tourist attractions in Baguio City.

Burnham Park:

This park is the oldest in all of Baguio City. The place has got very colorful flowers where a person can relax just viewing at them. You can also do outdoor activities such as skating and biking in this park. There is also a manmade lake where you can even row boats. The place is great for concerts and picnics too. Burnham Park also has orchidarium, athletic oval, football fields and a tennis and basketball courts.

Camp John Hay:

It was once an American base that was turned over to the Philippine government. The place is now open to the public and has excellent bowling lanes, cottages, golf courses, dining places and great ambience as well.

Mines View Park:

This is a place where you can get to see the nice view of the mountain ranges. The place also used to be Baguio’s mineral bowl. The natives used to quarry a whole lot of ores, gold and silvers in this place. When you go here, it is now lined up with souvenir shops that sell woodcarvings, ashtrays, woven cloth, etc.

Wright Park:

It is a park famous for its kiddy horse back riding. The place also has a long stairway that leads you to the Pool of Pines. It is called the Pool of Pine because it is a huge swimming pool measuring 100 meters that has Baguio Pine trees on its sides.

Baguio Cathedral:

The cathedral has twin spires and a hundred steps that sits on top of a small hill. The cathedral is one of the famous landmarks in Baguio City.

Lourdes Grotto:

A religious shrine that houses the image of the Lady of Lourdes. Pilgrims are willing to walk the full 252 steps just to offer their homage and sacrifices. Once atop, the person can also get a panoramic view of the city.

These are only some of the sights that one can enjoy in Baguio City. Visit Baguio and try to see what other things are there to enjoy.

Botanical gardens:

This place is also called the Igorot Village that has native huts used by the Cordillera Architecture. The place is able to capture the cultural legacy and the ethnic spirit of the Igorots. Cultural presentations and tribal meetings are also held in that site.

Nearby attractions : Caves of Sagada - Banaue Rice Terraces - Cordillera Mountains - Penagbenga Baguio - Penagbenga Baguio 2

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