Thursday, December 1, 2022

Lion’s Head

Landmark History

The enormous Lion’s Head monument was carved from a large existing limestone that was sitting along Kennon Road. It was commissioned in 1968 by the Baguio Lions Club and completed in 1972. It stands 12 meters (40 feet) tall. Prior to carving, the rock was already a landmark that had a natural resemblance to a Lion’s Head. Especially when observed while driving up Kennon Road heading towards Baguio City.

Appearance

Over the years it has had a number of different looks. Being painted gold and black, white and brown, and yellow at different times.

Tourist Attraction

It’s an attraction worth seeing that’s next to an amazing view. Definitely an iconic, photo-worthy Baguio monument. Pretty much anyone who knows Baguio, will immediately recognize the Lion’s Head, and know you visited Baguio.

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