Tuesday, May 13, 2014

AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS

Location: Bel-Air, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Coordinates: 14°33'25"N 121°1'26"E
Total Land Area: 20,000 square meters
Nearby Cities and Municipality: Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, Pasay City, Pasig City, Taguig City and Pateros Municipality
Descriptive Summary:
Ayala Triangle Gardens is a sub-district of the Makati Central Business District between Ayala Avenue, Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas beautifully landscaped park and shaded with a hundred of trees of different variety including rain trees, golden palms, fire trees, kamuning and podo cerpus. It also showcases inspired public art pieces from some of the country’s leading artists. Formerly, this strip of land was the runway of the former Nielsen Field, Metro Manila’s main airport in the 1930s.

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The lush green Ayala Triangle Gardens Park


This park is a part of Makati City, one of the 16 cities and one municipality consisting Metropolitan Manila. Makati City is the financial capital of the Philippines where it hosts most of the main offices both big corporate companies, government offices and some multi-national companies. Metropolitan Manila is the capital of the Philippines and is also known as the National Capital Region (NCR).

This place is a refuge of the residents within the city of Makati for fitness and recreational activities like jogging, brisk walking, sports training for basic mountaineering course and even for purely people-watching. Others would just like to visit the place to unwind and to get close with nature in the midst of a metropolitan city.

The Philippine Stock Exchange Tower at the backdrop


Accessibility is one of the reasons why people come and go to this park where it is just adjacent to the busy street of Ayala Avenue, the Wall Street of the Philippines. Public transport is never a problem to get to this place.

The Philippine Stock Exchange Tower - The Gateway to the Park


The park has also the following attractions, namely: The Filipinas Heritage Library, Gabriela Silang Monument, Ninoy Aquino Monument The Sultan Kudarat Monument. It is also the venue of some events and activities.

The vibrant Ayala Triangle Gardens at night


The park is most busy starting early in the evening till it closes at 10:00 P.M. as the corporate populace and fitness-conscious people flock to the place for some to dine in the 14 restaurants serving of an array of delectable cuisines, namely:

* Amici
* Banapple
* BreadTalk
* Bon Chon Chicken
* C.B.D.
* Caramia Gelateria
* Chef Laudico's Bfast
* The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
* Golden Spoon
* Kanin Club
* MoMo Cafe
* Omakase
* Poco Deli
* Wee Nam Kee

The skyscrapers along the Paseo De Roxas side of the Park


No wonder the park is visited by a lot of people early in the evening as it is being surrounded with a lot of corporate offices housed in the skyscrapers visible in the picture above. The area has also Wi-fi hotspots which can be used for residents and employees, meetings or simply when hanging out with friends.

The dramatic landscape of the park as it almost closes at 10:00 P.M.


Tourists and nationals from the developed and highly-industrialized countries love to stay in this part of Makati as its world-class amenities give convenience to them.

HOW TO GET THERE

Ayala Triangle can be accessible through buses and taxi cabs from any point of Metro Manila. For public transport like buses, coming from the North of EDSA (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue), they should have a signboard of LRT/Ayala/Leveriza and lift in front of the Philippine Stock Exchange Tower along Ayala Avenue. Coming from the South or Baclaran, one has to take buses which has a route of Gil Puyat Avenue, which will pass through Gil Puyat LRT Station and has to lift in front PNB or formerly Allied Bank Corporation building and has to use the underpass to cross to the Philippine Stock Exchange.

On the other hand, it is just a walk away from Greenbelt and Glorietta Shopping Malls. It also across the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the corners of Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas. Likewise, it is just across Manila Peninsula Hotel in the corners of Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue.

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