Category: Benguet

Tuba, Benguet: Dinosaurs Island and Holy Land at Baguio Eco Park [Blog Giveaway]

Posted on October 14, 2015

Science and religion don’t always see eye to eye but at the 3.2 hectare Baguio Eco Park – located along the Marcos Highway just outside Baguio City – two mini theme parks comfortably sit side-by-side bringing to life prehistory and the stories of the Bible. Popular with pilgrims especially during Holy Week, Holy Land is a Christian theme park featuring dioramas of scenes taken from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. There were a few dioramas that included interactive features suchRead More

Walking on Clouds: Climbing Mt. Pulag with Byaheng Victory of Travel Factor [SP]

Posted on February 17, 2013

Mountain tops look like islands in the sky amidst the sea of clouds on Mt. Pulag National Park By past midnight the cold became unbearable, dropping to a few degrees freezing. Our camping tents were of no help as they were built for warmer climates and were well ventilated. We were spending the night under the crystal night sky near the summit of Mt. Pulag (also called Mt. Pulog), the highest peak in Luzon Island, rising 2,922 meters above seaRead More

Kabayan, Benguet – Abode of the Fire Mummies

Posted on December 12, 2011

Ever since my first visits to the Baguio Museum as a child, I’ve been fascinated by the fire mummies of the Ibaloi people in Kabayan, Benguet. More than two decades after, a spontaneous weekend hiking trip with fellow blogger Christine Fernandez of Adventures of a Jovial Wanderer and a college friend finally brought me face to face with these ancient wonders in their hometown of Kabayan, Benguet. Fire Mummies of Mt. Timbac, 500 to 1,000 years old Ten hours worthRead More

Tam-awan Village (Baguio City, Benguet)

Posted on June 20, 2008

At the northwest portion of Baguio City, one can enjoy a sneak peek of ethnic Cordilleran life amidst the lush greenery of Barangay Tam-awan, where on a clear day one can see the South China Sea in the distance, giving the place its name which literally means “vantage point.” With the aim of providing access to indigenous culture to those who have not had the chance to explore the Cordilleran interior, the managing Chanum Foundation, Inc. started this artists’ villageRead More

Burnham Park (Baguio City, Benguet)

Posted on June 10, 2008

Laid-back Baguio locals may wax nostalgic about their home city’s cooler temperatures and easy traffic along Session Road back in the 1980s and decades before, but Burnham Park–the heart of how I remember this century-old mountain city located 250 kilometers north of Manila–still retains much of its rusticity and charisma.  Named after American architect and urban planner, Daniel Hudson Burnham, who laid down the city plan, this sprawl of pine trees and weeping willows has a rectangular man-made lagoon of anRead More