Burnham Park: Baguio’s classic tourist spot

Every month, MONOL welcomes two batches of new students to experience the “Live and Learn” culture of the academy. And since MONOL is true to its slogan, it doesn’t only offer luxurious facilities to its students but it also gives them opportunities to explore the city on their own – to decide what restaurant to visit, to go places they haven’t been before or to just stroll around the city and interact with Baguio locals.

For the students who just arrived and will be arriving, you might want to start your where-to list with Baguio’s famous Burnham Park.

If you ask some locals in Baguio City, some might say that Burnham Park is overrated. But for new tourists like you, it can be a memorable place especially if you visit the park with your friends, classmates and teachers. So what are the activities you can do here, aside from strolling along Lake Drive? Lake Drive

  1. Boating – A lot of tourists, and even some locals, are fascinated by the idea of a lake in the middle of a busy city. Boating
  1. Biking – Aside from boating, you might want to try biking in the park. Biking1_collage
  1. Skating – There is also a covered area in the park where you can go skating. Skating_collage
  1. Jogging – Just beside the skating area, the Baguio Athletic Bowl now developed a rubberized track where you can jog. Just make sure that you are properly geared up for the tracking field. Or you can just jog along Lake Drive – it’s free and refreshing.

While cooling down, you may also want to take a stroll in the Children’s Park. Make sure to take a photo with the elephant right beside the entrance of the park. This elephant has been the icon for locals who grew up in Baguio City. Children's Park_collage

These activities might sound tiring but these will be worth it, especially after a week of studying. And what’s important is you treasure every memory you spend in MONOL and in Baguio City. If given the opportunity, try going to places outside Baguio and have a glimpse of the beauty of the Philippines.



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