After spending some time exploring the Wright Park and the Mansion, we all headed to another interesting attraction in Baguio, the Mines View Park. We were also told by our tour guide that this is the perfect place to buy our pasalubong! Mines View Park is an overlook park on the northeastern outskirts of Baguio.
While on my way to Mines View Park, I spotted this interesting wood carving in an old pine tree. There is a marker nearby stating that this is one of Baguio’s so-called Veteran Pine. The tree is a 200-year old Benguet pine (already dead and now only serves as a monument). Cordillera woodcarvers have worked together to create this amazing piece of art.The entrance to Mines View Park. As expected, we were welcomed by an overwhelming crowd! It is a park yet it feels like I am exploring a busy wet market.
The Mines View park’s Observation Deck. The observation deck is situated below a winding stone-covered stairway close to the parking area. The crowd is really overwhelming yet I still decided to give it a go and witness the stunning view of the mining town of Itogon and the the Amburayan Valley.You can see the abandoned gold and copper mines of the Benguet Corporation from here.The views from the other side of the observation deckOf course, i took this opportunity to grab a selfie. I confidently asked a stranger to take me a picture.Not too far from the Observation Deck is this Wishing Well. I think a trip to Baguio will not be completed without trying out these colorful Igorot Costume. You can rent the costume for just Php20. Since I went here alone, i had to ask another stranger to take me some pictures while wearing the costume.Mines View Park is indeed a perfect place to buy your pasalubong. Not too far from this place is the well known Good Shepherd Convent where you can buy the famous Ube Jam and Strawberry Jam!Ube and Strawberry Jams and other delicacies. Brooms and other handicraftsBonsai and Cactus plants
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