Baguio & the North

Baguio North


Baguio & the North


  • Mines View Park
  • Burnham Park
  • Our Lady of Lourdes
  • The Mansion Earthquake site

Baguio City is approximately 250 kilometers north of Manila,the area of the city is 49 square kilometers. The city is a plateau that rises to an elevation of 1,400 meters. it is approximately 8 degrees cooler than the lowlands, so, at the turn of the 20th Century, the United States administration, founded Baguio & decided to make it a site for a summer capital and a health resort. The temperature seldom exceeds 26° centigrade at its warmest and the lowest reading ever, was 6.3° centigrade, recorded in January 18,1961.

On July 16,1990 a great earthquake devastated the city destroying many of its buildings and infrastructure and killing many people.

La Union (Surfing Destination)

Famed as a World class Surfing destination.

Laoag City
is in the province of Ilocos Norte, it has a population around 100,000, about 350 miles north of Manila. Travel time from Manila is 8 to 10 hours.

Places of interest include: Spanish colonial buildings, Philippine baroque churches, Marcos era mansions and white-sand beach resorts of Pagudpud, which is a 90 minute drive away.

Other tourist sites include:

  • The Sinking Bell Tower
  • Gary Player designed Golf Course
  • St. William Cathedral
  • The Tobacco Monopoly Monument
  • La Paz Sand Dunes
  • Ilocos Lighthouse
  • Bangui Windmills
  • Casino Filipino
  • Ilocos Norte Museum
  • Vigan, (Ancient Cultural City)
  • Tuguegarao

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