Baguio Tourist Spot
This post is the update of your CDO GUIDE Baguio Tour where in we visit some tourist spot there. It is great to know that tourist spot in Baguio is so popular by the tourist and traveler of other country. We live Pasay Manila around 11:45 PM with deluxe bus and non-stop bus with a fare of 750 pesos, and by the way guys I like the bus well because it has own comfort room. We arrived Baguio around 5:00 AM in the morning. Imagine how long our travel from Manila to Baguio. After choosing a hotel to stay we rent a van for our transportation in all tourist destinations that we would like to visit for only 2500 pesos. Tips: if you would like to go Baguio and would like to visit all the tourist spot their, its better if you are in group, the bigger the group cheaper. Here are some pictures that we taken during the tour and some information of the place that we visit. A Baguio tour is so awesome and enjoys travel. After this tour we would like to focus the next event that will happened here in cdo, the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3.
Philippine Military Academy (PMA) - For the past 100 years, the officer’s training school of the Armed Forces in the Philippines has made Baguio City its home. The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) boast of a long and illustrious history of preparing only the best Filipino men (and, in recent times, women) for military service.
Located at Fort Gegorio del Pilar on Loakan Road, visitors to the City of Pines are welcome to explore the grounds, view the cadets doing their drills, and view the PMA museum and see vintage tanks and other historical military weapons.
Trivia – The Philippine Military Academy began on October 25, 1898 with the establishment of the Academia Militar in Malolos, Bulacan by virtue of a decree issued by the first president of the young Philippine Republic, General Emilio Aguinaldo. Graduates were awarded regular commission in the armed forces. Its existence was short-lived, up to 20 January 1899, when hostilities between the Americans and Filipinos erupted.
BurnHam Park – is the very heart of Baguio City in the Philippines. It is located at the most valuable piece of Baguio real estate and is free for the enjoyment of visitors and residents alike. The ‘mother of all parks’ in the Summer Capital of the Philippines, all other developments like the main shopping area Session Road, City Hall, Baguio Cathedral and the Baguio City Market were built around it.
Kennon Road – Kennon Road was for a whole century, the most popular access to Baguio City, Philippines. There has been no other road that has meant so much happiness for many travelers, who know that cool, cool weather lies just about 45 minutes away. Kennon Road was built to connect Kafagway, later on chartered as Baguio City, to the lowlands. Acording to Filipino architect, Filipino author and Baguio native Ernesto Zarate, his research shows that the Americans started building simulta-neously from the top (which is Baguio City) and from the base (in La Union), and found that the two roads would not meet, necessitating a winding road through Bued River Canyon, affectionately referred to as the “Zigzag.”
Lourdes Grotto – The Lourdes Grotto is another Catholic shrine and place of meditation in Baguio. It is located on a high hill in the western part of Baguio City where you will find the image of the Lady of Lourdes. It is a favorite pilgrimage site during Holy Week most especially during Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Access to the top of the grotto could be made by climbing the long steps or by driving up a winding road.
Mines View Park – is one of the most visited tourist spots in Baguio City.The park has a viewdeck where one can have an unobstructed view of Balatok, Antamok and Atok mines and a spectacular view of the Cordillera mountain range.
Sunshine Park – A haven for free minds and bodies. The Eco-tour refreshes the eyes with nature’s feast of flowers. The gallery inspires one’s creativity.
Wright Park – Directly across The Mansion is Wright Park that features the much photographed Baguio landmark, the “Pool of Pines”. One will see a gazebo and a long flight of stairs down the hill leading to the Wright Park Riding Circle, where hundreds of horses and ponies of various sizes are for hire.
The Mansion – It is located on the eastern part of the city along C.P. Romulo Drive (formerly a part of Leonard Wood Road) and right across from Wright Park,The Mansion is older than the city itself, and easily one of the most visited and photographed landmarks of the City of Pines.
Trivia – Formerly called the Mansion House, this stately building was built in 1908 as summer homes for U.S. Governor-generals who were the American administrators for the Philippines and was destroyed in 1945 during the battle for the liberation of the Philippines.
The Philippine government later rebuilt and improved the structure in 1947 and since then it has been used by various Philippine presidents whenever they come up to Baguio City for their official visits and engagements.
Hope you enjoy the pictures that I post to this travel that we have. I would like to acknowledge gobaguio.com for some information in Baguio City.