The Secret Garden | Things to do in -Baguio City
|Address:||Camp John Hay, Baguio City|
The campus-like facade of Teacher's Camp hides away hair-raising horrors with not much success. Rooted beside Laperal Mansion, Teacher's Camp was formerly a resthouse for American Generals. It later witnessed bloodshed during the Japanese occupation in World War II. At present it has been transformed into a recreational learning centre for academe instructors, and serves a lodging venue for people with limited monetary resources. Locals and tourists alike tell tales of ghosts that reside within its premises. Its staff refuse to reveal the details of their encounters, but there is no changing its reputation. At night, visitors are woken by hair-raising sounds: the wail of a woman in grief, a perfectly haunting music of a lid-locked piano, and heavy breathing from beneath cottage walls. Haunted or not, good times can still be made within its spine-chilling chambers.
Once owned by one of the richest clans in Baguio, Laperal Mansion is a commanding sight along Leonard road beside the infamous Teacher's Camp. The three-storey mansion is decorated with old yet intricately-varnished interiors. Used as a garrison by the Japanese, the Laperals' loving home was quickly turned into a gruesome site, which explains numerous stories about ghost sightings. Despite its brooding aura, the Mansion has a garage that serves as a showroom for bamboo art. The exhibit also promotes traditional Ifugao wood carving.
A project of Wilson and Narda Capuyan in 1972, this flagship store carries a broad selection of high quality, locally made items such as traditional barongs, bags, blouses, scarves, and table runners. Through a series of experimentations, Narda revived the Cordillera Ikat way of designing and dyeing threads.
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located at #37 P. Tavera Street, South Drive, Baguio, this inn is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.
Surrounded by flowers and pine trees in the heart of the city, Safari Lodge Baguio by Log Cabin Hotel offers a quaint and serene ambiance with rustic, wood rich paneling at the lobby and dining area. Free WIFI throughout the property and a complimentary private parking available on site. Location is accessible to different tourist destinations and restaurants; all walking distance to Botanical Garden, Wright Park, The Mansion House and Teacher’s Camp. SM City and Session road is a mile away.All rooms are Non-smoking; furnished with LED cabled TV’s, private en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold shower; bidet and toiletries are included. A designed smoking area is provided. Selected rooms include a seating area and a balcony with the view of Botanical garden and its surroundings. Family rooms up to 5 persons are available. A sumptuous breakfast buffet is inclusive on all rooms. Experience our unique reservation system. Get the room you want. All room features are uniquely designed and rated differently. Take time to read all descriptions provided for each room and reserve the room you want; we guarantee you get the room unless the room will be under repair. We don’t allocate the rooms for you. Guest choose the rooms that are tailor-fitted to their lifestyle.A “Green Ventilation System” is installed where Baguio’s fresh pine scented cool air is continuously pumped into the rooms without the need of opening the windows and free from mosquitoes and insects. Air changes 5x in an hour that acts as the natural cooler for the rooms.An in-house restaurant serving local cuisines is decorated with taxidermies of African and Philippine wildlife trophies. Guest may also revel in live acoustic music at the Sports Bar from 16:00 to midnight. Reminisce the old Baguio feel at the laid back and scenic garden with warm bonfire on cold nights for family bonding, team building or simply a get together.
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