Ah, the joys of travelling. Seeing new sights, experiencing the beautiful sounds and sights offered by nature- capturing photographs and memories. Unfortunately, the risks the pandemic bring have restricted us from travelling to other places. On the bright side, though, we can use this time to appreciate the attractions we have in our own city.
Nature parks in Baguio City can serve as a small reprieve for locals from the pandemic’s toll on our mental health. The Botanical Garden is currently undergoing rehabilitation, but it can be visited by Baguio residents for a quick break from reality.
Tourism and leisure in Baguio City are still closed for non-residents while it is under GCQ status.
Related: GCQ Guidelines in Baguio City
When visiting the parks, let’s not forget to practice the minimum health standards such as physical distancing and wearing of face masks and face shields. Let us also respect the place by not littering and picking flowers. As the saying goes, take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints.
You can find a number of gazebos and shades in the park where you can stop by and take a break from walking.
Speaking of gazebos, this one was built to celebrate the friendship between Baguio City and its sister city in Korea- Taebaek City.
A view that looks like something straight out of a fantasy movie. When you enter this mini forest inside the park, you will be greeted with different plant species and birds chirping.
The river of milflores at the park will definitely remind you that it is blooming season in the City of Baguio.
The “Thai Elephants in Baguio” was built on December 18, 2017, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Philippines and Thailand’s diplomatic relations with each other. The family of Thai elephants was designed and crafted by three famous Thai craftsmen Somphong Boonthip, Prasan Prasatketkam, and Nitithivat Khantharankham.
Beautiful tote bags of different designs can be bought and taken home by visitors as souvenirs or pasalubong to their loved ones.
Take a break.
#SaveTheBees. I guess we’ll never get tired of taking pictures of flowers and bees as long as we see them in every park we go to.
One of the new things we saw in the park was this hut hidden in plain sight. Can you guess which part of the park this was taken?
Watch the Baguio City Botanical Garden Walking Tour
While we know photographs can tell the story of a place, we want you to experience what it’s like to take a walk at the park like we did. You can join us on our walk to the Botanical Garden by watching the video below: