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Baguio

This urban city enjoys a cool climate in the north of Luzon island, approximately 5,280 feet above sea-level. It is surrounded by Luzon's tropical pine forests, and home to exotic mossy plants and orchids. Because of its refreshing climate, Baguio was long ago designated as the Summer Capital of the Philippines by the country's tourism authorities. The city developed on the back of the tourism frenzy this created, and now the one-time quiet village contains a vast array of tourism facilities. Indeed, the area was even used as an R&R destination for American military personnel during the American occupation of the Philippines.

Unlike many cities in the Philippines, Baguio was hardly touched by Spanish colonialism, and thus retains much of its original historical charm, allowing visitors an in-depth look into true Filipino history. The area is in the process of being named a Heritage Zone by the Filipino government.

This urban city enjoys a cool climate in the north of Luzon island, approximately 5,280 feet above sea-level. It is surrounded by Luzon's tropical pine forests, and home to exotic mossy plants and orchids. Because of its refreshing climate, Baguio was long ago designated as the Summer Capital of the Philippines by the country's tourism authorities. The city developed on the back of the tourism frenzy this created, and now the one-time quiet village contains a vast array of tourism facilities. Indeed, the area was even used as an R&R destination for American military personnel during the American occupation of the Philippines.

Unlike many cities in the Philippines, Baguio was hardly touched by Spanish colonialism, and thus retains much of its original historical charm, allowing visitors an in-depth look into true Filipino history. The area is in the process of being named a Heritage Zone by the Filipino government.

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Baguio Flower Festival

Panagbenga Festival is Baguio’s Flower Festival, taking place in February, as a tribute to the city’s vibrant flowers while incorporating and celebrating some of the city’s old traditions.

Camp John Hay

This area was once used as an R&R facility for American military personnel during the American occupation of the Philippines. It’s now turned into something of a country club, where visitors can go horseback riding, play golf on the 18-hole course or camp on its expansive grounds.

Shopping in Mines View Park

Mines View Park contains row upon row of souvenir stands selling an array of items, from jam, to locally-sourced souvenirs. The park also has a lookout that provides picturesque views.

Strawberry Picking

Besides being known as the Summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio is also known as the strawberry capital of the country, with a plethora of strawberry farms growing big, red, juicy strawberries ready for the picking.

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