[Baguio] ► Night Market at Harrison Road: What to See and Expect?

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"The foot traffic is huge. Merchants shout to encourage passersby to purchase their products. But some are just hawkers."

[BAGUIO, BENGUET, PHILIPPINES] ▬ After sundown, there is life. The city blossoms like a wild flower. There is crowd build up because a shopping Mecca is born nightly. In Harrison Road, you got the choice. If you have good haggling skill, consider it as an asset. 

BAGUIO ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD


▬ Harrison Road After Sundown ▬

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PARTS OF THE HARRISON ROAD are closed to vehicles. The street becomes pedestrian-friendly. The night becomes a leisure time. For some, it's an opportunity to shop for cheap goods as Harrison Road becomes a night shopping Mecca.

It was around 9 in the evening when I (together with a group of bloggers) arrived in this road. The crowd was big. The right lane of the road is occupied by merchants who sell variety of things.

[BAGUIO] ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ CLOTHES ARE LAID DOWN THE PAVEMENT


Clothes are laid down on the pavement. Some are hung though. In between stalls is a narrow aisle where people squeeze themselves to look for things to buy. 

The foot traffic is huge. Merchants shout to encourage passersby to purchase their products. But some are just hawkers.

BAGUIO ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ THIS VENDOR SHOWS HIS PRODUCT TO POTENTIAL BUYERS.

BAGUIO ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ BUYERS HAGGLING FOR THE PRICE

BAGUIO ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ THIS WOMAN LISTS DOWN HER SALE.

BAGUIO ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ BURNHAM PARK IS JUST NEARBY.

BAGUIO ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ THIS MERCHANT PLACED HER DREAM CATCHERS IN A NOTICEABLE SPOT.


The trade is vibrant. The night market draws crowd. In fact, there's a crowd shifting. Burnham Park is just nearby. So during the day, the crowd is in the park. At night, the crowd shifts to this part of Harrison Road. The interest of the people turns here.

Police officers do make some rounds to maintain public safety and security. The Baguio night market opens at 9 PM. At midnight, the night market closes. For a span of 3 hours, one can enjoy shopping.


▬ Ukay-Ukay Dominates ▬

BAGUIO CITY IS KNOWN FOR ukay-ukay, a term used to refer second-hand imported dry goods. In this night market, they dominate! In fact, ukay-ukay is one major reason why people love visiting this night market. Meticulous expert ukay-ukay buyers usually get the best items just before everyone will spot them.

BAGUIO ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ AT 10 PESOS (AROUND 0.20 DOLLARS), YOU CAN OWN A SHIRT!

BAGUIO ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ 50 PESOS CAN ALREADY PROVIDE YOU 2 SWEATERS

BAGUIO ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ 50 PESOS FOR ONE THICK JACKET


The ukay-ukay have the cheapest price in this night market. And if you are good in choosing and matching ukay-ukay clothes, consider yourself lucky. Some ukay-ukay are top brands. If you find one, that's jackpot.

However, if you're not into second hand goods, this night market also has brand new clothes which are way more expensive than the ukay-ukay.

BAGUIO ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ THERE ARE MANY CHOICES.

BAGUIO ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ BRAND NEW CLOTHES ON DISPLAY


▬ Food Trip You May Love ▬


THIS NIGHT MARKET IS NOT all about shopping. Some people aren't here for the shopping, they're here to enjoy the traditional street foods that occupy the other end of this long stretch of night market.

BAGUIO ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ THIS SWEET CORN VENDOR SMILES. HE WAS AWARE I'M TAKING A PHOTO OF HIM.

BAGUIO ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ SWEET CORN IN A BASIN

BAGUIO ▬ NIGHT MARKET IN HARRISON ROAD

[BAGUIO] ▬ CORN KERNELS MIXED WITH CHEESE POWDER


One of the street foods that caught my attention is the sweet corn. Its bright yellow color was so inviting.

Many more Filipino street foods are here. From one-day-old chick, tokneneng to chicken nuggets, they're all here.

The night was already old when we finished roaming around. Tomorrow will be another stories to share. ▬ to be continued...

INDEX: INSIDE THIS BLOG SERIES

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[UP NEXT] ▬ WE'RE GOING TO THE VALLEY OF HEART-SHAPED BERRIES.


► BLOG SERIES: AZALEA SUMMER GETAWAY

Up Next: Strawberry Farm is not new to us. But what I've discovered is more than the strawberry. Watch out for Part 4.

Part 1

[BAGUIO] ▬ VIP Treatment Vacation the Azalea Way


TEASER ► Inside the room, I felt like I'm a VIP again. This is probably one of the best rooms in Azalea. I felt privileged. This staycation kicks ass.

| Part 2

[BAGUIO] ▬ Ilocano Food Reigns at Kalapaw Restaurant


TEASER ► This restaurant highlights the Ilocos heritage and culture in spite of the fact that it's located in Baguio City.

| Part 3 | Part 4

[LA TRINIDAD] ▬ 5 Interdependent Worlds in Strawberry Farm


TEASERI know they need something that's why they need to do something. You see great hope in their eyes.

| Part 5

[LA TRINIDAD] ▬ Bahong Flower Farm: Rose Capital of the Philippines


TEASER ► ...they will transform into beautiful, fully-bloomed flowers and that will be the end of their life because they will be cut and head straight to the flower shop.

| Part 6

[LA TRINIDAD] ▬ Jewel Igorot Restaurant: Non-Igorots Should Eat Here!


TEASER ► Say anything you want to say and this cool restaurant along the main road in La Trinidad will still find its way to become superior.

| Part 7

[LA TRINIDAD] ▬ Jewel Igorot Museum and the Maid-to-Millionaire Story


TEASER ► Greatness does not only come from huge quantities and fat funds. My conviction is something is already great when you are able to put up that something from scratch with a purpose to educate and inspire.

| Part 8

[BAGUIO] ▬ Discovering More of Baguio the Amazing Race Way


TEASER ► We've explored the city under time pressure yet we were awed by these destinations that are truly timeless.

| Part 9

[BAGUIO] ▬ 2600 Gastropub: When Zip Code Turns Into Night Life


TEASER ► Then, the playlist went on and it made me wild, almost shedding tears, remembering the good old days in favor of nostalgia.

| Part 10

[TUBA] ▬ BenCab Museum: History, Arts and Culture


TEASER ► ...everywhere is a learning realm. Everywhere is an answer if you have questions. Everywhere is a definition if you look for meanings.

|

Part 11

[BAGUIO] ▬ Tam-awan Village: Old-School Igorot Living of Today


TEASER ► The present has almost erased all the things of the past but some individuals have always been interested in bringing the old back to present.

| Part 12

[BAGUIO] ▬ Tree Top Adventure: What to Expect? + Things You Must Know


TEASER ► The facilities are well-engineered—truly a work of the experts. Pine trees are part of the activities and they claim that no tree was harmed.

| Part 13

[BAGUIO] ► Azalea Residences Hotel Review: My Experiences in Details


TEASER ▬ The room where I stayed is even bigger than our house—complete with a kitchen, a dining area, a sala (with a couch and a twin bed) and another two rooms within the room. Swanky!



► FOOTNOTES, DISCLAIMERS, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, ETC

[1] This experience was made possible through Azalea Residences Hotel in Baguio City. I was invited to experience the Azalea hospitality. My big gratitude to Azalea management.

[2] The maps I used below are the works of Eugene Alvin Villar and Mike Gonzalez published on Wikipedia. Source: 1 | 2 |

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