Mines View Park - Baguio City, Philippines


Under the scorching sun during summer can be experienced in the Philippines that is why most of the people find a cool place to relax. The number one spot for vacationers is Baguio City, located 250 odd kilometers from Manila (country's capital city) or roughly 6-7 hour drive on a zigzag road.
One of the city's tourist spots is Mines View Park. A stone-covered stairway (be careful and watch your steps as sometimes the steps are slippery, especially after the rain) will lead you to the observation deck which is near the parking lot, passing several souvenir shops. The breathtaking panoramic view of an old mine and the nearby mountains and valleys seen from the observation deck is a spectacular sight to behold.
For a few pesos, one can rent binoculars to get a better view for 5-10 minutes. If the weather is nice when you arrive, grab the opportunity to have your picture taken, because the fog moves in very fast especially in the afternoon and obscure the view. In case you don't have your camera, there are commercial photographers around which can be rented.

Lastly, shops around the park sells native handicraft of wood carvings and baskets. Sweaters, blankets and similar stuff are also available at much lower price. Good bargain eh?

2 comments:

momgen said...

I've never went to Baguio maybe one day...

nightblastz said...

@ momgen

Please do visit. It really is cool there.

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