We all know that Baguio City served as a retreat place during the American occupation because of its cold climate and natural sceneries.
Wright Park is one of the many recreational facilities created during that time, named after Governor Luke Edward Wright, a former Governor-General of the Philippines.
|Me at the upper level area of Wright Park|
The whole park itself is very picturesque and Instagram-worthy. Take a picture by the Pool of Pines, a rectangular body of water in the middle of the park. Trees are very abundant here, a contrast from the busy Session Road.
WRIGHT PARK ENTRANCE
Wright Park is free for all visitors, and fees apply only to some activities inside.
ACTIVITIES AT WRIGHT PARK
There are a few activities you can do here aside from sightseeing. Horseback riding rentals are available if you don’t want to stroll the park by foot.
|Horseback-riding at the Wright Park|
You can rent a horse for P300/hour and P200/30 minutes, or depending on your negotiation. There’s a viewing deck if you just want to watch the horses.
I have visited this place couple of times (2011 and 2012) because I love the ambiance here. Wright Park covers a chunk of space surrounded by pine trees and flowers.
From the entry you will need to take a high stairs to get to the upper level where you can see the long lagoon (or pool) and flowers towards to The Mansion.
There are many selfie spots here and you will just love the atmosphere.
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Just a few steps away from Wright Park is The Mansion. It is exactly located just in front of the park (where the lagoon or pool is located at).
The famous Mansion, the official summer palace of the Philippine president, is located just across the Wright Park. Entrance is also free, and you can take photos in front of the mansion.
THE MAKING OF THE MANSION
The Mansion House was built in 1908 to serve as the official summer residence of American Governors-General at the insistence of Governor-General William Cameron Forbes. The name is derived from the summer cottage in New England of Governor Forbes whose administration the original Mansion House was built under.
Architect William E. Parsons, based on preliminary plans by architect Daniel H. Burnham, the planner of the city of Baguio, designed the mountain retreat following the tenets of the City Beautiful Movement.
The Mansion consists of an elegantly designed Spanish Colonial Revival main building and a guesthouse. The elaborate main gate, made of ornate ironwork, was once thought to be a replica of a main gate of Buckingham Palace in London, but this is false.
The front gate is still one of the most photographed sections of the complex. The public may visit the inside of the Mansion House, which contains a museum featuring presidential memorabilia.
HOW TO GET TO WRIGHT PARK AND THE MANSIONRide the jeepney with the sign Baguio Plaza – Mines View and drop-off at the Mansion. Fare is about P10.00.
From Manila to Baguio, you can ride buses such as Joy Bus and Victory Liner.
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For those who are bringing own vehicle, you may use Waze or Google Maps for directions. If you don’t have a private vehicle, you can rent a car or van here.
Address: Gibraltar Rd, Baguio, Benguet
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