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.