Baguio City, The Philiippines Summer Capital

@bing28 (3798)
Philippines
April 15, 2012 8:32pm CST
On Holy Week people flocks to Baguio to spend the Holy Week and escape the heat. You would really enjoy the cool temperature and the beautiful sights. It's a tourist spot and so many people dream of spending a vacation there. You would enjoy their fresh fruits and vegetables at their low low prices. Particularly strawberries among their fruits. There are historical places such us the Banawe Rice Terraces, The Mansion, the PMA and others. So many places you can stroll, Mines View Park is one. The Grotto of course is the famous religious attraction. You can't go home without climbing the hundreds steps of the Blessed Virgin's shrine. I visited Baguio 15 years ago, hopefully could come back this May with the family. Have you gone to Baguio. When was your last visit?
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
16 Apr 12
My last visit was last year. It doesn't look the way it looked like before, I think it's overly commercialized these days. I guess it's only a city with a former glory that they need to protect and bring back. There's an issue about SM putting up a mall there that would cut the trees, I hope they could get into an agreement. Anyhow, I think there are far more places in Mindanao that needs exploring without the need to pay high with an equivalent atmosphere like in Baguio. The foot of Mt. Apo is a great place to be in because of the lush greens and a cool weather not only in specific months of the calendar but all throughout the year. I have also gone to different springs both cold and hot. But I guess the Philippines itself is a tourist spot because of the variety of vacationing spots we can provide. Only if we could develop a stable peace and order to keep vacationers safe. Not to mention the government's responsibility of keeping things or businesses at a minimal - they tend to overprice things when tourist comes. Have a great MyLot experience ahead!
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
16 Apr 12
Right laydee it's now a practice that once a place is famous businessmen takes the opportunity of putting up their businesses. Thus the serenity of the place turn to be like that of the crowded cities. Yes there are so many beautiful places like what you'd mentioned, the foot of Mt. Apo only it's not as developed as others. Peace and order is one thing tourist looked into consideration. Tourist had even travel advisory in what place they're safe to go. Should everything be put into order, will have a more beautiful and progressive Philippines...
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@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
16 Apr 12
Thanks laydee for the response. Have a great week...
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• Philippines
2 May 12
Hi there bing28! I was born and raised in Baguio though my roots are from La Union. There are many beautiful places here in the city. Well, for one, the climate is one of the things that people look forward to when coming to Baguio. I must say though that the climate is not the same anymore. It used to be very cold here that even during the summer months, people would wear windbreakers or jackets or sweaters. Such is not the case anymore. Many fruits and vegetables are indeed sold at rock-bottom prices especially if you know where to get them at low prices. By the way, Banaue Rice Terraces is not in Baguio City. The famous rice terraces is in Ifugao and not in Baguio City.
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Yes dolce I experienced the climate while walking downtown even the sun is shining there's still a cool climate. You won't get perspired though you're under the sun, that was before 16 years ago. Sad to hear it's no longer cold as before. Oh yes Banaue Rice Terraces is in Ifugao only that when people go to Baguio it's their chance to visit the Rice Terraces too. So I mention here rice terraces is one of the historical places you can see when you go to Baguio, I stand corrected though, thanks Dolce. Have a happy mylotting day.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
17 Apr 12
I'm eyeing baguio as our next vacation spot. I think there's so much to see in that place and also a way to escape the heat even for just a few days. But then everything is subject on whether i have the extra money to spend. I think it's also an opportunity to see those pine trees that SM is about to cut down.
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
17 Apr 12
Thanks Ybong for the response...It's really a great pleasure of spending vacation at Baguio this summertime. Right better to see the pine trees SM supposed to cut down before the decision be reversed...How I wish we filipinos could visit our own tourist spots free of expenses. Happy myLotting.
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
16 Apr 12
I am from Baguio but have changed residence the last few years. Baguio has become a highly commercialized city and no longer the Baguio that I used to know. Condos and hotels have sprouted along the mountain sides including lots of residential houses. it was no longer as cold as it used to be in my youth. Baguio has become so crowded with students, people and tourists. However, Baguio remains to be a favorite tourist destination. There are other attractions besides what you have mentioned like the Tam-awan Village somewhere near Quezon Hill. It is an artist colony where you can buy authentic paintings from some of the more well known local painters. It is not so commercialized like Mines View Park which is full of stalls selling souvenirs and peanut brittle. Try the Rose Farms and Strawberry Farms in La Trinidad, Benguet which is just a few minutes away from the city. You will enjoy the real fresh air in the area which is not yet dotted with buildings and houses. What I miss when I remember Baguio is the fog. I just love waking up in the morning with the fog covering the whole area. I also miss the scent of the pine trees.
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
17 Apr 12
Oh yes yahnee, that's my frustration I came to Baguio twice but I was not able to visit the rose and strawberry farm. The next time however, I visit Baguio I will see to it that I see the rose farm especially. I just saw it in the scenes of movies and I really love those roses...I love the climate that even the sun rise, it's still cool walking downtown. With the tall pine trees, I feel it's always christmas time... Thanks for the response. Have a blessed day...
@einerb (97)
• Philippines
16 Apr 12
I often heard Baguio City, and viewing some pictures of it, yes it is a very beautiful place to visit. Sadly due to economic crises today, maybe for now I could not explore the wonder of its beauty. But I will not stop planning of visiting it.
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
17 Apr 12
Me too einerb before I was really dreaming hard of reaching Baguio. It only happened when I joined the real estate business. The company had to set our planning session at Baguio City and all of the and staff of course had to go. That's the only time I was able to visit Baguio and I was so happy my dream come true. Yes one time you'll reach baguio too. Thanks for the response. Have a good day...
• Philippines
16 Apr 12
its really more fun in the Philippines...... :)
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
16 Apr 12
Correct no matter what, come to the Philippines and experience the fun... Thanks flyerflyhi for the response.