Thursday, May 2, 2013

Burnham Park - Baguio City

The place is well known for its man-made lake where you can go swimming (lol) boating and enjoy what's left in your summer vacation. Dubbed as the summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio city offers a different kind experience away from the buzzling usual city.

Burnham Park is located in the heart of Baguio where you can never get yourself lost finding it, since you can just ask around and find your way sitting on one of the benches around and enjoy an unhurried day, reading your book or eating Chicharon or strawberry Taho.

Named after the city's planner Daniel Hudson Burnham, he was able to come up with a design that withstand time even after a century. Though there might be some minor revisions from the original design but most of the Burnham Park is the same as when it was built in the early 1900.

Burnham Park offers the following: 

  • the man-made lake with rowboats for hire that folks refer to as the Burnham Lagoon
  • the Children's Playground
  • the Skating Rink
  • the Rose Garden
  • the Orchidarium
  • Igorot Garden
  • Melvin Jones Grandstand
  • the Athletic Bowl
  • a Picnic Grove
  • the Japanese Peace Tower
  • Pine Trees of the World
  • Sunshine Park

Aside from the attempt to feel like we were in a different country because of the temperature, our main reason going to Baguio was to experience picking fresh strawberries. Though the attempt to see a strawberry farm failed because it was off season when we went there, It was still a fun experience especially with friends around. 


  1. I want to visit the Igorot Garden and Skating Rink. Baguio is one the places I want to visit.

    1. Tho it takes a long 6-8 hours of bus ride from Manila to Baguio. It's all worth it, just pick a bus comfortable enough for you to sleep while travelling.. :D