Baguio City is a city in the Cordillera region of the Philippines. It is known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, because of its cool climate and pine-scented air. It is also a cultural and educational center, with various universities, museums, and festivals .
Baguio City was founded by the Americans in 1900 as a hill station and a military reservation. It was designed by American architect Daniel Burnham, who planned the city's layout, parks, and buildings. It became a chartered city in 1909 and a highly urbanized city in 1990 .
Baguio City has a population of about 370,000 people, according to the 2020 census. It has a land area of about 57 square kilometers, making it one of the smallest and densest cities in the country. It has 129 barangays, which are the smallest administrative units in the Philippines .
Baguio City has various attractions and activities for tourists and locals to enjoy, such as:
• Visiting the parks and gardens, such as Burnham Park, Mines View Park, Wright Park, and Botanical Garden.
• Exploring the museums and historical sites, such as BenCab Museum, Philippine Military Academy, The Mansion, and Camp John Hay.
• Shopping and dining at the markets and malls, such as Session Road, Baguio Public Market, SM City Baguio, and Porta Vaga Mall.
• Joining the festivals and events, such as Panagbenga Flower Festival, Baguio Arts Festival, Baguio Christmas Village, and Baguio Night Market.