Nowadays, destinations earn bonus points from travelers for being Instagrammable, and the Philippines has proven its superiority in this category. Manila alone has a lot to offer as a shutterbug’s haven for urban photography and more. If you need to spice up your feed or just practice photography, check out these top Insta-worthy places in the metro!
Bonifacio Global City (BGC)
A bustling urban hub in Taguig City, BGC has been known to uphold passion and art in its community. Artists have turned the whole place into a canvas, the vast walls of BGC’s buildings and skyscrapers now emanating with character and vibrancy. The huge murals scattered around BGC will definitely make a perfect backdrop for your #streetart feed.
Venice Grand Canal at Mckinley Hill
Neighboring BGC is another tasteful lifestyle hub, Mckinley Hill, inspired by Italy’s romantic landscape. Its centerpiece Venice Grand Canal simulates the most sought-after experience of sailing on the Venitian waterway. It is especially beautiful in the evening when the canal is illuminated by dreamy lights.
Historical sites will always make you stop and look. Intramuros has this kind of charm, where the atmosphere pulls you back to the time when it was still a robust Spanish-colonial fortress. Within its walls is the Philippines’ oldest church San Agustin Church and the imposing Fort Santiago, as well as quaint heritage restaurants.
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Chinatown has a nice blend of history and street appeal, which makes your #streetphotography stand out easily with striking red colors and old-world Chinese shops and houses. Entrances to Chinatown are marked by picturesque arches, while rows of feng shui stores decorate the sidewalks with hanging charms and red lanterns. For the hungry shutterbug, Chinatown is also a great place to go on a Chinese food trip!
For sunset chasers, Manila Bay is the best place to capture the twilight. It’s the best sunset viewing point in the metro for its accessible view of the sea and the wide horizon. The yachts at Harbour Square can give your photo an added luxurious flair.
Dela Rosa Walkway in Makati
Walking on Dela Rosa Walkway is like perusing through a long hallway of an art gallery. A long section of this 1.1-km elevated footpath is covered with artworks by contemporary artists, a nice source of inspiration for Makati’s residents and office workers taking it on the daily.
Up north, Eastwood is also overtaken by the inspired and creative spirit. From walls to air vents and even concrete road barriers, the township is filled with quirky murals and expressive graffiti portraits.
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