Mines View Park
Baguio City, Philippines
Mines View Park Reviews
That Panoramic View of Mining Field Dec 16, 2014
Located at the southeast part of the city of Baguio, Mines View Park offers the spectacular view of Benguet’s gold mining site and the Cordillera mountains beneath. I don’t know if that is the normal situation there, but the park was so crowded when we came that we could hardly see the mining site but the backs of the people in front of us, lol. I still remember the days when I first came there some years ago wherein the main attraction was the throwing of coins down the mountain while being catched by little children. But now it’s gone.
Tourist also had a chance to dress the way Igorot does. We did a try and it’s quite interesting.
Another popular activity in the park is a quick ride to the horses for PHP 20.00 while being photographed and pose before the two big dogs for another PHP 20.00.
And like other tourist spots in Baguio, Mines View Park has so many souvenir shops lined along the side.
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Sep 16, 2007
There is no doubt that the Mines View Park is one of the most popular and most visited park in the city. From the observation deck of the park a breathtaking panoramic view of Benguet's gold and copper mines and the surrounding mountains unfolds before you. It is a spectacular sight to behold and should not be missed when visiting Baguio.
The park is usually the next stop taken by most visitors after seeing the Mansion or Wright Park. To reach the observation deck, you need to go down a winding stone-covered stairway which is just close to the parking area. One should be careful when ascending or descending the stairway just after a rain as the steps can be very slippery.
There are a few benches at the promontory where you can sit down to rest and enjoy the view. For a few pesos you can rent a binocular and there are also some commercial photographers around just in case you want to have your picture taken. A visit to the park should also be planned earlier during the day as the view may not be visible when the fog starts to move in during the afternoon. However, this occurs only on certain months of the year.
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