Wright Park, which is located at the eastern part of the city and fronting the main gate of the Mansion, is one of the many scenic parks in Baguio City. Its main features are a shallow elongated rectangular body of water known as the "Pool of Pines" and the park circle which is on one end of the park. Postcard-type photographs are usually taken at both ends of Wright Park and when going there it i ...
s best to bring along a camera.
Tall pine trees and decorative street lights line both sides of the access road beside the pool. There are times that you will find at the park some Igorots dressed in their native attire and regalia who are willing to pose for a photograph ... of course, for a fee. Native handicrafts are also sold at the Mansion end of the park by a few Igorot peddlers. From the park circle is a walkway which leads to a wide stairway made of stones that descend to an area where ponies are rented out.
Riding a pony is a favorite among children as well as adults. The place is usually crowded with people during sunny weekends and on holidays. With an accompanying guide, there are some ponies that may be rented and taken farther out along South Drive, the Mines View Park area or to Outlook Drive. For those who intend to take out a pony, it is advisable to first agree on the hourly cost to be charged.
Wright Park News
Located right across the Mansion in Baguio City, Wright Park is one of the three well-visited and magnificent parks in the city of Baguio. Aside from the Mines View Park and the Burnham Park, this park is another relaxing and refreshing place to enjoy the City of Pines. It has unique features of its own and is extremely accessible to other tourist spots such as the Mines View Park and Baguio Cathedral.
The Christmas chill, which draws tourists to this mountain city, is here, with the temperature dropping to 12.5 degrees Celsius.
The temperature, registered at 6 a.m. on Friday, was a significant drop from the 14.2 degrees Celsius recorded on Wednesday and Thursday morning, according Eugene Ventura, weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) here.
Ventura said the weather began to cool on Oct. 27, at the onset of the northeast monsoon or "amihan," a mass of cold air blowing from Siberia.
Temperatures are expected to ...
The City of Baguio is undeniably one of the most popular getaway destinations in the Philippines suitable for all occasions all year-round.
This Baguio episode highlights the following: Mines View Park, The Mansion, Wright Park, Baguio Botanical Garden, Camp John Hay, Café by the ruins, Market Place.
Our trip to Baguio was so short! We definitely need to go back!
Have you been to Baguio? If so, what are your favorite place or things to do?
Most of us, if not all, have this innate feeling to travel and to wander every places that came to our mind if only we all have the time and resources. Like you I'm no different at all because even during my childhood years I already have that feeling buried deep within my heart and soul to explore new places, discover new things and meet different people. That feeling reminds me whenever I get tired from work, stress and bored over the same daily routine and if I just want to breathe and loosen up for a while. One place that came to my mind aside from home is Baguio City, known as the Summer ...
Dear Natalie & Rob,
I am writing you from the veranda of my hotel here in Baguio as I watch the fog creeping in the horizon of terraced houses & trees.
Remember when I told you that Baguio City is one of my favorite places in the Philippines? Well, I am here again! Not for work but just to bask on nothingness.
As usual, I am traveling alone??"but this city never makes me feel lonely.
It has been raining here for weeks & Baguio has turned into a mirage of floating buildings, trees & people. It is so dreamy now that I don't want to move an inch & just savor the passing of time.
Baguio City is known as City of Pines. Here's the top tourist spots in Baguio City.
Lion's Head ??" It is one of the most famous attractions in Baguio City if you try the Kennon Road going to the city.
The Mansion ??" is the official summer residence of the President of the Philippines. Inside the mansions is a mini museum for the memorabilia and works of art collected over its year of occupancy of the former presidents.
Burnham Park -A 32.84 hectare urban park located at the heart of Baguio City. What other things to see in the park ??" a skating rink, Burnham lake, children playgrou ...