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Tourist Spots

 

Wright Park - On the East end of Baguio is trotting along with horseback riding-that sturdy  Baguio tradition for young and old. Visitors ride the ponies and go promenading up the loop road among towering pine trees.

Session Road - Is the steep spine that is the center of Baguio's commercial life. The street holds all the bazaars and cafes and bookshops and department stores, movies theaters and boutiques, banks and bakeshops.  

Burnham Park - Baguio's swath of parkland is back to full public use: green after the rains, and fun-filled with bicycle rides and boat rides. Burnham's central lagoon is back to its romantic photogenic self, among slow-moving paddleboats and weeping willows.

Club John Hay - There's no more serene and salubrious place in Baguio than big sprawling Club John Hay. It's the wholesome family place with clean air and spade to run around, breathe will, eat well. The Club is fully open to the public for family recreation. Bring along a picnic lunch; take a walk among the pine trees; attend Sunday mass at the chapel; have a steak at the 19th Tee. It's clean, green, and peaceful-the-best place to see Baguio as it was, unblemished by time and events.

Mansion House - Originally the summer residence of American governors-general, Mansion House is the official summer residence of the Philippine President's Quarters.

Mines View Park - Baguio's most famous view-point One doesn't really see any mines from the viewing deck. But the souvenir stalls are still there, vying for your holiday eye.

Baguio Cathedral - The big rose-colored church stands high and whole in the mount, overlooking the city like a sentinel.

Baguio Public Market - The City Palengke is still there at the bottom of Session and covering 3 sq. km. of mountain vendors and their produce. Baguio's unique market is still happily jam-packed with jams and jellies, baskets and blankets...and all the fresh vegetables and highland fruit that make Baguio and La Trinidad such delicious places to visit. It's still a heady and sensory experience to walk the Baguio market lanes. Just tread gingerly on the sometimes wet and bumpy footpaths; and ask when you can't find your suki's new location.  

Easter Weaving School - Baguio's Emporium for traditional tribal weaving of Benguet is still brimming with souvenir craft, placemats and napkins, wall-hangings and woven bags. The Benguet women weave upon their huge handlooms on the lower floor. 

Saint Louis Silversmith Shop - The silver-smithing tradition is alive and well at Saint Louis University, the big tall college run by the Belgian nuns. While there's modern silver to be found else-where, Saint Louis' little showroom high on Assumption Road (just off Session)  carries on the original tradition of Baguio silver. Chat with the Belgian nuns...peek at the backroom process...and take home a fine filigree flower or a dolphin ring.

Duntog  Handmade Papermaking - The crafts of handmade papermaking, suminagashi marbling, shifu and shikat weaving have found a home in Mike Pardon mills at 301 Ambuklao Drive and at Ag-agat, kapangan, Benguet. Watch master craftsman Mike Parsons coax patterns to swirl in his suminagashi vat. See papermaker Tommy Sibaen mold breath-taking sheets of paper of pina, latbang, abaca or tikem fibers; and watch his wife Grace Pattong transform these works of art into exquisite notebooks, sketchbooks and journals.

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