Ayala Triangle Gardens
December 24, 2010
I always pass by Ayala Triangle Gardens because I walk from my office to the gym every weekday. It’s such a nice sight to see considering how busy the Makati Central Business District is. Who ever have imagined having a garden right in the middle of Makati? Sooo cool! Reminds me of the one in Ortigas (I actually mentioned in my review of Ortigas Park that I wished we would have one in Makati!). Someone must have listened to my wish 😉
The beautiful Ayala Triangle Gardens is already on its 2nd year but it was only last weekend that I strolled around the area and stayed for almost 5 hours. Having all the trees, the beautiful grass, and the garden itself is important in my opinion. I think in the hustle and bustle of corporate life, and being surrounded by building after building after building, you just want a change of scenery. And that’s what I love about this place. Not only does it provide a change of scenery, but there is finally a place we can turn to get some fresh air, relax, unwind, and just slow down even for just a few minutes.
Apparently during mornings and early evenings, you can see a lot of running enthusiasts jogging around the area. There are literally so many activities you can do at Ayala Triangle Gardens. I also remember that I was supposed to attend a picnic tweetup last year at Ayala Triangle Gardens. I wasn’t able to go that time. But last week, I didn’t want to miss the chance again to visit the Makati Garden brought to us by Ayala Land.
For their 2nd anniversary celebration they decided to unveil the Restaurants at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. It features 12 great food establishments that offer unique dishes. See the line up list below, I’m sure you would love to try all of them! I’m honestly glad that I was able to at least try out 3 so far and would try the others when I go back to Ayala Triangle Gardens. The three places that I was able to try out was Bon Chon Chicken, Amici/Cara Mia, and Golden Spoon. Here is the full list of available restaurants:
- First Concept Restaurants: Bfast by Chef Laudico, C.B.D. (Cheesesteaks, Burgers & Drinks)
- First in the Philippines: Wee Nam Kee, Bon Chon Chicken
- First in Makati: Banapple, Momo Cafe, Kanin Club, Omakase, Pho 24
- Old favorites: Amici/Cara Mia, Golden Spoon, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
During Christmas is definitely a great time to visit Ayala Triangle Gardens. They have awesome lights hanging around the trees and the grass. The sound of kids in the background, the wonderful light decorations, the parols, so many things make this place really special. And the best time of day, is really at night because you can really feel the difference in atmosphere, and not to mention the wonderful lights that really seem to make this place magical.
There were some tree branches that looked really unique. I couldn’t help but ask my mom to take a picture of me with it. Look how colorful it is! I was actually kind of wondering whether or not they were real, but in any case please do check it out when you drop by Ayala Triangle Gardens.
The highlight of my visit is the lights & sounds show called Symphony of Parols. It’s a 7-minute show that runs every 30 minutes from 6-8PM during November 17 to December 23, 2o10. I took a video of it but was using a crappy camera so pardon me for such an awful video. It didn’t give the dancing lights show justice. It’s just my way of showing you what’s in it. It was astounding! You should go visit next year if you missed this year’s show. We were all in awe while watching it.
The following picture below shows just how BEAUTIFUL the place can truly be ! I loved it! A truly magical and amazing sight to see. It’s something really that words just fail to do it justice. If you want to experience the wonder of the place, there’s just no other way than to just go there and see for yourself. And after, I am certain that you will also love it as much as I did.
Ayala Triangle Gardens
Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City
Middle of Makati Avenue, Ayala Avenue & Paseo de Roxas