Baguio Images 11 images Created 1 Feb 2013
Baguio is a city in the Cordilleras Mountains in the Philippines. Due to its cool mountainous weather Baguio is a treat compared to sweltering lowland Luzon. Baguio was established by the Americans in 1900 at the site of an Ibaloi village. At an altitude of 1600 meters or 5280 feet the climate is far more temperate. Because of its altitude, Baguio City was chosen as the Summer Capital of the Philippines. Baguio's nickname is the "City of Pines" and has become the center of commerce and education in Northern Luzon and so the seat of government of the Cordillera Administrative Region.