"La Trinidad, Must-See Destination In Benguet" La Trinidad by cyndymc
La Trinidad Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 33 photos
La Trinidad got its name when way back in the 1846, when a Spanish Military Official, Commandante de Galvey succeeded in establishing a commandancia or military garrison in a beautiful stretch of fertile flat land as the Spaniards were trying to explore and conquer the Cordillera. He was so impressed by the natural beauty of the valley so much so that he named the place after his beautiful wife, Trinidad.
(Note: My friend, Jayvee Olarte-Moltio, is a talented native of La Trinidad, and student of St. Louis University. He took this picture of an early morning view of La Trinidad. He gave me permission to share and post this on my Travel Page. )
Today, La Trinidad is a first class municipality and the the capital of Benguet, a landlocked province in Northern Luzon. La Trinidad is located 3 kms north of Baguio City and is 256 kms north of Manila, bounded on the north by the municipality of Tublay, on the south by Baguio, and on the west by Sablan and Tuba.
The municipality has a land area of 8273.80 hectares, and its terrain is generally mountainous with springs, rivers and creeks. La Trinidad's valley floor elevation is at 1300 meters above sea level, with elevation ranging from 500 to 1700 meters above sea level. Its cool climate is very conducive to high value vegetable crops, flowers and the very popular strawberries. The cut flower gardens have attracted many tourists to La Trinidad. Barangay Bahong is known as the "Rose Garden of the Philippines".
La Trinidad, formerly called "Salad Bowl of the Philippines", is now popularly called "Strawberry Fields of the Philippines". It figured in the Guinness Book of Records as the maker of the biggest strawberry cake.
If you're a mountain trekker, you can set a hike to KALUGONG VIEW POINT which offers a view of both sides of La Trinidad... more travel advice
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