If asked what is the best summer capital in the Philippines, the answer’s very obvious, Baguio City! Baguio remains to be at the top of the list of favorite travel destinations in the country. Families and even tourists not only visit Baguio because of the cool climate it has. There are a lot of reasons as to why most tourists opt for a Baguio visit.
We at Philippine Tourist Attractions assume that you’ve been to Baguio, right? The main reason why you may opt to return to Baguio is because the place never ceases to amaze. If you’re a first time visitor, here are some of the reasons why a lot go here:
THE MAGIC OF BAGUIO CITY
Generally, Baguio City has been the mountain sanctuary of individuals who want to break out of the busyness of their daily lives and have some of a well-deserved rest and relaxation. The best way you can break away is take a trip to Baguio and enjoy the new setting! The charm of Baguio’s atmosphere is believed to rekindle relationships and strengthen family bonds. You may start to consider going there right now!
THE BREATHTAKING SITES
The majesty of Baguio’s atmosphere is best complimented with one of a kind breathtaking spots. Among some of the most visited spots in Baguio are Burnham Park, Session Road, Mines View Park and the Lourdes Grotto to name a few. Most of the breathtaking spots here are amazingly backgrounded with the huge Cordillera mountain ranges and the graceful pines.
With these sites, you may forget your everyday busy lives and laze around for a while. As a matter of fact, just by passing the zigzag roads, you can see the exhilarating sites immediately.
THE NATIVE IGOROT CULTURE
You may be tired and want to break away from the modernity of your daily lives. While in Baguio, you may want to trek up the city and take a look at the simple lifestyle of the native Igorots. They may refresh you with a lesson or two on the lesson of simplicity is beauty. You may also see them weave cloths, the mountain huts they live in, and even witness them do some crafts.
Just by looking at these natives, you’ll feel refreshed and delighted to the soul.
THE FRESH STRAWBERRIES AND VEGGIES
When you ask someone about Baguio, one of the first things that may come to their minds is the fresh hand-picked strawberries and vegetables from the country’s Salad Bowl – the Trinidad Valley. The people who visit here may crave for fresh vegetables that are served in restaurants. Some go directly to where the edible green leaves are. Lastly, almost all who go here crave for fresh strawberries at a real bargain.
THE PEANUT BRITTLE AND UBE JAM
Baguio’s pili or peanuts and ube root crops that are seen on the city’s mountainside are among the best in the Philippines. When cooked as special treats, tourists go berserk over them. Peanut brittle is a thin crispy caramel piece packed with a lot of pili nuts. On the other hand, ube is an enjoyable tuber grated and cooked with fresh milk, sugar and vanilla to make a mouthwatering jam.
Here are top five reasons as to why Baguio is labeled as one of the country’s most popular tourist destination. You may be itching to come visit this place right now! Remember to bring a jacket and stay warm while in Baguio City!