Sunday, July 12, 2009

Laguna: UP Los Baños

I have been to Los Baños a number of times as a kid. Sadly, we never got past the hot springs. I say it's sad because beyond the pools, the town has so much more to offer. Thanks to a friend, a local there (see? it pays to know the locals), I discovered a weekend getaway just a couple hours drive from Manila.

UP Los Baños

One great place to see in this neck of the woods is the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UP LB) campus. To get here, continue driving the Los Baños highway, past the hot springs, and you'll reach a very busy intersection. Take the right and drive further, until you reach the UP LB gates.

UP Los Baños

They have a park here--Freedom Park--right in front of Baker Hall. The park is quite the perfect place for a picnic. The trees on the side of the field will give you enough shade on which to set your spread. It's a great place to spend the afternoon. Rest lazily on one of the stone benches or run around the wide green field--your choice.

UP Los Baños

Do not miss to marvel at UP LB's fertility tree, too. Hard to miss, actually. It's easy to spot if you're standing anywhere at the park. It's the big and tall tree beside a concrete tower, which is actually UP LB's Carillon. Yes, they have one, too. Anyway, there are other interesting places in Los Baños. Will be posting photos of them in the days to come.

UP Los Baños

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