Tuesday, August 25, 2009

wright park - baguio city

today what is synonymous to many is that Wright park is a horse riding park. as one would jokingly call it as ride park. for the many times that i visited Baguio, i never had the interest of riding horses despite it, being a popular activity there. but it's more than that. though a large part of it is the horse ride loop, it extends to the man-made lagoon of the Mansion which has a memorial structure called the Wright park circle. this park was named after the former Governor-General to the Philippines Luke Edward Wright who was in command during the early 1900s. he was later transferred to Japan then became the secretary of war in the United States of America.today, this park holds a number of domesticated horses for tourists to enjoy a ride around the pool of pines. you get to choose which horse you'd want to rent. my cousin Claire made sure that she gets to experience it as the city is quite known for this horse ride. you will find it funny when you see albino horses with pink colored hair polls, some with a superman logo or yellow flowers over their ears. Claire chose an albino horse with a name "Boy". "yes. just Boy" said the owner after i asked him twice.the park also holds a stretch of souvenir shops selling native woven piece of cloth, key chains, bonnet, and the usual souvenirs. but one can still find more souvenir shops at the Mines View area.ornaments of sorts are also sold around the area. we've seen some unusual plants being sold there. colorful and quite unique here in the city of pines because of its climate.that's to some of the usual spots of Baguio, but as one returns to this city several times. you might sometimes end up visiting the same sites. but let's also look at some of the unusual tourist spots that you might want to consider in your next trip to the city of pines. that's to the upcoming post.

42 comments:

Chyng said...

lovely shots! punta din kame sa baguio thsi weekend. ;D

try ko yung Oh My Gulay (sa blog na to una ko yang nalaman)

jeanny said...

wanted to visit Baguio agad para ma explore ko sya more :)

As usual, great shots. Thanks for sharing :)

paoruiz said...

yeah, Oh My Gulay is good daw.

Borneo Falcon said...

Nice place. Enjoying it. Just remind me I have not taken a horse ride since I was a kid

aiLee920 said...

horsies.... i love horsies, though they are 3x bigger than me.... woohoo....

Sidney said...

Looks like you had a fun time in Baguio.
In any case your cousin seems to enjoy her stay very much!

alicesg said...

Ah, I remember the horse park, we rode the horse there, of course with a rider behind us, we dont know anything about horse riding but the funny part was seeing all those horse's poos on the ground...lol. I like Baguio.

bw said...

I rode the horses in this place, took a guide who brought our group to Marlboro country hehe :) Hey those orchids are quite pretty.

Hilda said...

I haven't gone to Wright Park since I was a kid. I have a problem with the smell now :P

Nanaybelen said...

wow! ganda pa rin ang Baguio! was there 30 years ago.

I am Xprosaic said...

Naku may horse na naman... I missed my Amanda... She died... She's a white horse and my dad's gift to me on my birthday years ago... Sarap pa naman sumakay (no pun intended)... jejejejejeje

Reena said...

masaya yung horse back riding! grade school pa ata ako the last time i rode it. :)

thanks for the inof. i didnt know it was called as wright park. :)

bluedreamer27 said...

naku pagsinabi talagang Baguio... bulaklak kaagad ang naiisip ko at strawbewrries
never trie horseback riding...heheh natatakot ako mahulog

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Fjordan Allego said...

ive been to Baguio once palang and by accident pa hahaha! kaya hindi tuloy namin gaanong natour though sobrang na enjoy naman namin yung mga napasyalan namin.

Next year, kung hini ako nagkakamali, e nakaschedule kaming babalik sa Baguio with my friends para sa isang conference.. siguro by that time, makakapaglagalag na kami ng matagal... hehehe

benghui said...

i like it :)

Tita Beng said...

Your cousin (or is she really?) is a beautiful model for your great photography. Nice shots as always!

fufu said...

wow... you gotta go to the park again as i would like to visit when i fly to the philippines again =p

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

mahilig akng magcollect ng cactus,tuwing dadaan ako sa baguio mdalas akong mapaili..

sa huling picture, parang di pagod si claire na umakyat sa hagdan, yung isa sa ibaba parang ayaw na umakyat.

SandyCarlson said...

What a wonderful place. Your blog always teaches me about the beauties of nature there--and why so many visitors tried to claim the place. So much to learn. I can all but smell those flowers.

Your cousin has a beautiful smile.

r-yo said...

those are great shots!

Dennis Villegas said...

beautiful photos dong! hay sana nga makabalik din ako sa baguio.kakamiss hehehe

EastCoastLife said...

I would love those lovely souvenirs from Baguio!
I heard they have sweet strawberries too.

Raft3r said...

ah, si claire uli
ang ganda pagmasdan
=)

Pasyalera said...

I miss Baguio. :( This was one of the places we used to visit during my childhood years. :(

Thanks for sharing those lovely pics. :D

Andy said...

The albino horses seem interesting. When we went to Tagaytay a few months back, we saw pygmy horses. They're cute. =)

Photo Cache said...

Haven't ridden a horse there. I was afraid then. I was more into sightseeing and photographing.

JM said...

Wonderful photos! The flora set is amazing!

Blue Rose said...

great shots dongho!

sana makasama ako next week sa baguio trip para mapuntahan ko yang place na yan.

uncleawang said...

The horse & the flower are beautiful.Such a wonderful photo.
Thanks

zherwin said...

i think Baguio has more to offer than its usual tourist spots. the last time we went there, we avoided the usual, instead we went on a food trip, and Baguio has so much to offer. One good find is Good Taste restaurant near the Dangwa station.

engel said...

lalo akong nalulungkot sa mga di ko nabibisita sa Baguio dahil sa mga post mo na to... hehehe

witsandnuts said...

I like the flower shots, especially the pink one. It looks exotic.

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ax said...

Ang Baguio ay isa sa mga probinsya ko! Tuwing bakasyon nandyan ako, madalang na lang ngayon ng ako ay magtrabaho! hehe.

At, hindi ko naalala na sumakay ako sa kabayo dyan sa Baguio. Hehe!

luna miranda said...

one of the usual destinations in Baguio. i had my first horseback riding experience in this park, on my birthday.:P

PUSANG-gala said...

parang plastic yung mga cactus.hehe....alala ko yung unang sakay ko ng horse. dyan din sa place na yan---imagine.it took me 26 years to muster enough courage to ride a horse---hehe

Rio said...

iba na bang gamit mong cam?? lalo kasing gumaganda mga shots mo e=D

ang cute ng cousin mo=D

eli said...

ayos..ang galing talaga.
sa picture palang damang dama na yong lamig ng baguio!

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