"There Is More To Los Banos Than Hot Springs" Top 5 Page for this destination Los Banos by cyndymc

Los Banos Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 131 photos

Special University Zone

Former President Ferdinand Marcos declared Los Banos, a first class municipality as "A Special University Zone", by virtue of Presidential Letter of Instruction No. 883 granted on 15 June 1982.

Los Banos is home to the International Rice Research Institute and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB ), a public university that offers over a hundred degree programs.

Special Science and Nature City of the Philippines

Los Baños was further declared as an "Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences Community" on March 17, 1982 by virtue of Executive Order No. 784 (Section 23). Los Baños was also declared a "Special Science and Nature City of the Philippines" on August 7, 2000 through Presidential Proclamation No. 349 in recognition as a center for science and technology in the development of agriculture and preservation of the environment.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C31os,_Laguna

Haven For Young & Aspiring Filipino Artists

The National Arts Center located in Mount Makiling was established in 1976 by First Lady Imelda Marcos as a haven for young and aspiring artists. The Philippine High School for the Arts, a government-run secondary educational institution for gifted young artists and the Tanghalang Maria Makiling are among the various buildings and facilities scattered over 13.5 hectares of the Makiling Forest Reservation.

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  • In a nutshell:More Than Just Hot Springs & Buko Pie!
  • Last visit to Los Banos: Feb 2010
  • Intro Updated Feb 7, 2010
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  • nixca316's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    yung ibang mga lugar narating ko na, pero ang ganda ng mga larawan/litrato na kinuha mo (I was given another perspective)

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2009 at 7:16 AM

    I am visiting places on VT I have never even heard of. What a lovely setting for a wedding.

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Beautiful shot of Crocodile Lake. As for the fertility tree, that looks a LOT like the giant live oak trees around north Florida. As for love occuring underneath, it's mostly the squirrels being naughty around here. ;)

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2009 at 2:28 AM

    maganda yung picture mo cyndy, I like it. post more videos of the philippines and makes us proud at kaunti pa lang videos on philippines dito sa virtual tourist.

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