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Experience the best tourist spot in the Philippines where thousands of locals and tourists are climbing up to the so-called “City of Pines”.
A visit in the City of Baguio is like reaching the sky that you could actually touch and embrace the clouds. Baguio City is at an altitude of approximately 1,500 meters (5100 ft) in a moist tropical pine forest conducive to the growth of mossy plants and orchids. It is a highly urbanized city in northern Luzon in the Philippines. Baguio City was established by Americans in 1900. Baguio City was designated as the Summer Capital of the Philippines on June 1, 1903 and incorporated as a city on September 1, 1909. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 252,386. The City of Baguio will be celebrating its Centennial on September 1, 2009. It is the most popular tourist spot of the Philippines because of its relatively cool climate.
Here Are the Most Popular Tourist Spots and Attractions of Baguio City
There are 3 major highways leading the way up to the City of Pines namely; Kennon Road, Marcos Highway and Naguilian Highway. These roads are literally highways because they’re very steep but the steepest is Kennon Road however, it’s the shortest way up to Baguio City. On the way up to Baguio via Kennon Road you will pass by numerous waterfalls cascading down from the top of the mountain. A few kilometers before reaching the city proper, you’ll see one of the most famous landmarks of Baguio or probably the country – the gigantic Lion’s Head.
A trip to the “Summer Capital of the Philippines” is incomplete without stopping by and taking some photo souvenir on this impressive roadside attraction which is synonymous to Baguio City. From this famous landmark, you can proceed to Camp John Hay.