BAGUIO - Situated amid pine-covered hills, with its cool climate,
it is the Philippines' summer capital. This city lies within Benguet
Province and is about 45 minutes flight from Manila or six (6 hours) by
land. It is a major tourist destination and the nearest thing to a mountain
retreat this tropical, humid country possesses. The city market is one of
the country's best, overflowing with handicrafts, strawberries and vegetables
from the surrounding highlands.
BANAUE - From Baguio, Banaue is about nine (9) hours away by bus nevertheless the traveller will have an astounding preview of the beautiful countryside. Surrounded by mountains and tribal villages, it is a hiker's paradise. The 2000-year old rice terraces around it provide a magnificent sight and have been called The Eighth Wonder of the World.
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