A bucket list destination for history buffs, Angono boasts one of the most fascinating collections of ancient artwork in Asia. In addition to the world-class historic site, Angono boasts picturesque churches, scenic parks and a flourishing local food scene.
Things to do
Dating back to the 2000 BC, the Angono Petroglyphs are oldest known artworks in the Philippines. The Neolithic images were carved into a rock wall by the indigenous Tagalog people and have immense spiritual significance. Admiring the petroglyphs, you’ll spot humans, lizards, frogs and other designs.
The small but engaging Blanco Family Art Museum celebrates the legacy of iconic Filipino artist, Jose “Pitok” Blanco. The museum is filled with works by Blanco, whose painting celebrates the rich history, culture and traditions of Filipino people. Works by Blanco’s wife and children are also on display.
Angono Forest Park offers a chance to escape the city and enjoy the natural beauty of Angono. Trails wind through the sun-dappled forest and lead to picturesque gazebos and lookouts. Keep your eyes peeled for monkeys swinging in the trees and wild boars rustling in the undergrowth.
A favourite with locals, Angono Lakeside Park is a great place to enjoy a picnic and take a stroll along the waterfront. Browse street food stalls selling Filipino specialties like BBQ chicken, fish balls and duck eggs or indulge your sweet tooth with deep-fried bananas, cotton candy and rainbow-coloured shaved ice. Visit at sunset to see the lake light up in shades of pink, orange and gold.
Angono is a one-hour drive from Manila’s city centre. The city is well-serviced by local buses and trains, as well as Jeepneys. Taxis and ride-share services are a quick and comfortable way to get around Angono. Ninoy Aquino International Airport is a one-hour drive away.