Because there’s more to Taguig and you should know that.
Taguig is a highly urbanized city located in the southeastern portion of Metro Manila in the Philippines. Before it came to be, the place was a community of farmers, and fishers. Now, it’s a commercial, residential, and industrial hub for people all over the metro.
This seventh-most populous city in the Philippines has a lot of places you could visit. Whether you want to chill, have fun, dine, shop, and do extraordinary activities, you can find a perfect spot right here.
If you’re in the area, here’s a list of the TOP 10 PLACES in Taguig you should visit:
1. Heroes Cemetery (McKinley Road, Fort Bonifacio)
Many tourists and visitors pay tribute to more than 49,000 American and Filipino military personnel at the Heroes Cemetery, or “Libingan ng mga Bayani.” This is the resting place for WW2 soldiers, heroes, martyrs, and statesmen. National Artists are also interred here. The Heroes Cemetery is the counterpart of the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.
2. BGC Murals (Bonifacio High Street)
The most famous district in Taguig is Bonifacio Global City, which is also called the “Home of the Passionate Minds.” You could say that it’s also one of the best places to display various big scale public art (murals) that anyone would hope to see. The murals first appeared in 2015, and are done by international and local artists from the ArtBGC festivals, hosted by the Bonifacio Arts Foundation or BAFI, who wanted to bring art to the city. Snap a picture or two with these murals as background!
3. Jose Yao Campos Park (3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City)
A perfect place for a breath of fresh air. The Campos Park (beside Mind Museum) is one of the few parks in BGC. This is named after the founder and chairman emeritus of United Laboratories, Jose Yao Campos. It features a landscape that’s abundant in greeneries, making it the best place for photoshoots, yoga sessions, and lunch breaks. We need more green parks, don’t you think?
4. Valkyrie Nightclub at The Palace (Uptown Bonifacio)
This place is 75th best in DJ Mag’s Top 100 clubs in the world, and the biggest nightlife destination in the country. Why the biggest? Well, it can hold up to 2,500 people. Not to mention, it has 2 floors, and six sky boxes that also serve as the VIP rooms. Now if you want to go around, there is a courtyard that leads to other club venues. There is also a big DJ booth and dance area for when you’re feeling a little loose. If you’re all about the party scene, you should pay this club a visit!
5. Totem Philippines (McKinley Parkway)
This uniquely-themed escape room will definitely excite aspiring detectives! It’s not just for the yuppies. As long as you have a group who’s keen on solving puzzles to break out, then Totem is a good place to be! You better be up for the challenge the next time you visit Taguig!
6. Philippine Veterans Museum (Veterans Center, Western Bicutan)
Go back in time and experience the journey to a heroic area. The Philippine Veterans Museum is undoubtedly a world-class museum, that displays captured moments during the WW2. It’s complete with photographs, stories, memorabilia, and artifacts of great men. If you are a History junkie, this would be your paradise.
7. Mind Museum (Bonifacio Global City)
Being educational and experiential to the core, The Mind Museum is an impressive venue – a world class Science museum in the Philippines, which has over 250 interactive exhibits through five interconnected stories. The place makes for a fun experience of people of all ages. You don’t have to be a science enthusiast to appreciate what this museum has to offer!
8. Flying Trapeze (Federacion Drive)
Are you in awe of breathtaking aerial routines? Trapeze artists are amazing, but you can also try and learn their moves! This is the first and only full size Flying Trapeze rig in the Philippines, and one of only a few in Asia. This is for the adrenaline junkies who want to try something new and exciting. Think you’re up for this experience?
9. Burgos Circle (Forbes Town Center)
The Burgos Circle possesses a unique charm, or a quiet American suburban neighborhood feel. Megaworld really has done it, giving this development a scenic restaurant row that captivates foodies, and retail stores that make for an exquisite shopping experience. But really, this is a dining hot spot. Grab a quick snack or stay longer in one of the restaurants there if you have more time to spare.
10. Venice Grand Canal Mall (Upper McKinley)
This is perhaps the most romantic mall in the country, having been inspired by Italy’s most romantic cities. The Venice Grand Canal Mall is not only the place where you (obviously) ride a gondola and be serenaded throughout the trip. It’s also where you can dine, shop, watch movies, and see your favorite acts perform. The Venice Piazza is the main venue for various acts. So if you’re coming home from work, and maybe thinking about doing a little side trip, embrace your inner Italian and check this out!
Tick these places off your “Taguig list” and tell us what you think!