Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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.