The City of Baguio is a highly urbanized city located in the province of Benguet in northern Luzon island of the Philippines. The city is the center of business and commerce and also the center of education in the entire Northern Luzon. Baguio is one of the most famous cities in the Philippines and has been celebrated as the Summer Capital of the country for the past 99 years. Filipinos from all over the country escape the heat of summer and flock to this region whole year round. During the year end holidays some people from the lowlands prefer spending their vacation in Baguio, to experience cold temperatures they rarely have in their home provinces.
The economy of Baguio is centered on tourism and its educational institutions, of which it has at least eight colleges and universities, as well as a plethora of trade and technical schools. Almost half of the city’s population are students, many of whom come from nearby provinces, with numerous foreign students to add to the diversity. During summer, especially during Holy Week, tourists from all over the world flock to the city to witness local festivities and also to participate in the month-long Panagbenga Festival, a flower festival in Baguio. There are more than 80 hotels and inns available in Baguio that caters to clients from all walks of life. Special dishes and local favorites can be found anywhere in the city which attracts everyone who visit the city.
The city is home to many immigrants from other parts of the country. A significant population of foreigners also contributed to the diversity of the city’s colorful culture. The languages commonly spoken in Baguio are Kankana-ey, Ibaloi, Ifugao, Ilocano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Tagalog, English, Chinese. Several establishments were founded to accommodate their needs. Several restaurants also serve different types of local and foreign cuisine.
Don’t Miss While in Baguio!
2. Delicious Native Delicacies
3. Fresh Vegetables
6. Horseback Riding
7. Click photos
7. Have fun !