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More Places to Explore in the City of Pines

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Baguio has always been a cold retreat for people who want to get away from the awfully hot Manila streets. However, being favoured by many makes a trip to this place predictable as almost anyone can point you where to go. Even so, there are still a lot of sights to see in Baguio and these need to be known more than through word of mouth.

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If you want to go to a place where you can appreciate the beauty of art, perhaps you might be interested in visiting BenCab Museum, then grab a healthy snack at Vocas afterwards.

Better yet, visit a seemingly haunted attraction before night falls into the city.   You might just find something worth the scare.

BenCab Museum is a new art attraction in Baguio City. It houses the works of renowned Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera as well as art pieces of Filipino artists. Some of the works on display are personal  indigenous Cordillera art collections of BenCab. The museum is being offered up as a new site for art exhibits these days.

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BenCab Museum

Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet, Philippines (15-minute drive from Baguio City center)

Open: 9:00am – 6:00pm Tuesday – Sunday (Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)

Admission

General: PHP 100.00

 

On the other hand, one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Baguio is Oh My Gulay! / Vocas. It is also an art space where various exhibits and art performances are held. Owned by the prominent figure in the Philippine Film Industry, Kidlat Tahimik, Vocas is a unique artistic haven where different creative structures made from natural materials are thrown together to fit in one place.

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Oh My Gulay / Vocas

La Azotea Building, 108 Session Road, Baguio City, Philippines

Mobile No.: +6374446-0108

Open: 11.00am – 9.00pm daily

 

Another destination that will make your trip in the summer capital of Philippines hauntingly beautiful is the Diplomat Hotel at the Dominican Hill. Once a sanitarium, it was remodelled into a hotel in the 70’s. When its owner died of heart attack in the 80’s, the hotel has been abandoned since then. Despite the hotel being turned into ruins, it was able to retain its grandiose beauty. When you look at the walls, you could still see intricate details giving you a picture of what it has been back in days. The cold wind that welcomes you in the foyer might come as an eerie surprise, but exploring the empty rooms will surely be an extraordinary experience altogether.

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Diplomat Hotel

Dominican Road, 2600 Baguio City, Philippines

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Jonathan Chico says:

    Hey, I love the article, specially the words saying “something worth the scare”.

  2. Rica Joyce Santos says:

    Interesting! I would love to visit BenCab Museum and Oh My Gulay / Vocas the next time I go to Baguio.

  3. I can recommend.

    • Roanne Santos says:

      Hi Jamar,

      If you know more places around Baguio that are not usually visited by tourists and locals, please do share them with us. Our readers might like to check them as well.