"Baguio, Summer Capital of the Philippines" Baguio City by birgitte

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Baguio city is the summer capital of the Philippines. Come summertime, everybody flocks to Baguio to escape the heat. City dwellers take advantage of their children's school vacation, staying here for a week or two at least. Being built on top of a mountain, Baguio enjoys cool weather all year round. Even the heat of summer is not that harsh.

I was lucky the fog lifted. The mountains enveloping Baguio is breathtaking when you see it in person. Very lush and very green. The population of Baguio has spread asis evident in the profusion of houses below

After the July 16th earthquake a few years back, everybody thought Baguio would never recover. Remember the devastating Hyatt Hotel tragedy that aired for months in the news (it is the hotel with the terraced design that collapsed and killed hundreds of people). Now when you visit Baguio, you won't even see a trace of the earthquake's massive destruction. Everything has been rebuilt. And the local government has taken a lot of precautions so that such tragedy never happens in that magnitude anymore.
Today, you can enjoy a lot of restaurants, discos, shopping malls, markets and a lot more entertainment areas in the City. Like everywhere else in the Philppines, the food is always delicious.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful scenery and fresh air
  • Cons:During peak season, it might get frustrating because of the huge influx of people.
  • Last visit to Baguio City: Dec 1998
  • Intro Written Sep 11, 2002
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  • trav4bus's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2006 at 3:49 AM

    Nice to know that you are also libra

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2004 at 5:45 AM

    great page!

  • Oct 15, 2003 at 8:13 PM

    Nice pages, nice phtographs and tips..Many many happy returns of the day.Wishing you a happy birthday...Have a nice time....

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2003 at 5:28 AM

    Great page. Inviting to visit Baguio one day...

  • ligaya's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2003 at 9:10 PM

    I really wish to come here in bagiuo oneday. Its a great City!

  • May 19, 2003 at 9:57 AM

    The best strawberry jams in here..Great informations...;-)

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2003 at 9:26 PM

    Amazing how cities recovery tragedies. That camp sure could be an interesting experience:-) Good tips and warnings. Love the smell of pine trees. How pretty it must be there.

  • phil_uk_net's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2003 at 10:18 AM

    Excellent information Karen but what are pasalubongs?

  • syllybabe's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2003 at 3:52 AM

    So funny about the facelifts that lion head has had over the years. I should dig up some old Baguio pics, too...circa 1975...the lion may have looked like the one you have in your pic. hehehe

  • dutch_anna's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2002 at 2:30 AM

    Excellent page, so much info, thanks!


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