Besides the cool breeze and delicious souvenirs, it looks like there’s one more thing to look forward to when Baguio City safely reopens to visitors in the future. Spotted by residents of the city, a new tourist attraction called the “Igorot Stone Kingdom” is undergoing construction, and the photographs already look stunning.
What we know about the Igorot Stone Kingdom in Baguio City
According to The Philippine Star, the Igorot Stone Kingdom showcases the culture and craftsmanship of the Igorot people. Surrounded by tall trees, the massive park contains stone structures that appear like stair-like rice terraces. Visitors can stroll through walking paths that lead them to the top of the kingdom, while encountering rocks that are arranged in heart-shaped patterns along the day.
Interestingly, the design of the outer walls of the stone attraction resemble a medieval castle’s fortifications as well. Check out the photos of the tourist attraction on the Facebook post here:
IGOROT STONE KINGDOM
LOOK: A new tourism site in Baguio City called “Igorot Stone Kingdom” is currently under…
Video footage of the Igorot Stone Kingdom was also captured by Baguio resident and YouTube vlogger Dhenz Nazareno (ibagew Vlogs), who discovered the attraction while biking near the area. In his video, Nazareno states that the site is located a few metres away from Tam-awan Village, a reconstructed village with traditional Ifugao houses and art exhibits. Watch the full video below:
While the full structure has yet to be completed, Baguio City residents will be the first to enjoy the tourist attraction when it opens to the public.
Keep in mind, however, that Baguio is currently not open to tourist arrivals from the National Capital Region (NCR), Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and Bulacan, until 4 Apr 2021. Negative swab and antigen test results are also required for all residents and non-residents who will be travelling to Baguio City, effective 19 Mar 2021.
Featured image credit: Johnny Warrior | Canva Pro; Facebook image credit: Billy Palatino | Wikimedia Commons.