After the Panagbenga Festival, we headed to one of the most popular spots in Baguio, the Wright Park. As far as our original itinerary is concerned, we are supposed to visit the Burnham Park and the Camp John Hay first and also have a quick snack at 50’s Diner but none of them was followed but according to our Tour guide, they just want to make our tour more realistic and less stressful. It was Panagbenga Festival so there was really an overwhelming crowd. We couldn’t even find a good space to park the van. So after the Panagbenga and after failing to reserve a slot in 50’s Diner, we headed to Wright Park. We were asked to find a restaurant or an eatery nearby and have a quick lunch.
Wright Park is located at the eastern part of the city which features are a shallow elongated rectangular body of water known as the “Pool of Pines” and the park circle which is on one end of the park. One part of the park is merely devoted to horse rides! Take note, it doesn’t just feature a single horse but an overwhelming amount of them. It is the largest gathering of horses I have ever witnessed haha. For Php150 you can ride the horse for half an hour (with guide). You can also take a quick ride for photo opportunity for Php50. I didn’t tried the Horseback riding nor the Picture taking though. Don’t get me wrong but I think some of the horses here are being exploited. I saw one that is coated in pink which I don’t think really healthy at all. Anyway, i believed these horses are being cared well despite of the usual color of their fur which I am not really in favor of. I wonder if there are horse racing events being held here in Baguio. It might be an interesting experience to witness that event live!Another interesting spot is a wide stairway made of stones that will take you to the park circle.Can You spot the St Bernard Dog? I thought I can only see them in Mines View Park so since I spotted one here, why not rab the opportunity right?Tadah! This huge dog has been working here since morning but I looked more stress than him LOL. For Php50, you can have more than 5 pictures taken from your camera or phone! If you use a Continuous shot, then you can have more!Going up!The Park CircleFew more walks and you’ll reach the “Pool of Pines” which is also few walks away from the Mansion.Pine Trees everywhere The pool of pines!Sunflower
The main gate of the Mansion!The Mansion was built in 1908 for U.S. governor-generals and was destroyed in 1945 during the battle for the liberation of the Philippines. The elaborate main gate of the Mansion is said to be a replica of that at Buckingham Palace in London. According to them, inside the Mansion is a mini museum housing memorabilia and works of art collected over its years of occupancy by the former presidents. It is not easily accessible though I have no idea how you can grant an access here. You can also rent Igorot Costume here for Php20. Effigies of headless Igorot for a perfect photo opportunity. I think we spent an hour here before leaving and heading to our next destination which is the Mines View Park
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