15 Crazy Colourful Jeepney Designs in The Philippines
Jeepney with race car and Virgin Mary image | © Igor Plotnikov / Shutterstock
Known as the country’s ‘King of the Road’, the Philippine jeepney
is a cultural icon. Initially a product of up-cycling World War II vehicles after the war had ended, many of these public transport vehicles today – vibrantly painted and lavishly embellished by their owners – are unique mobile works of art.
It’s normal for jeepneys to be doused in several, if not all, of the colors of the rainbow…
Colorful blue-green jeepney in Cebu © Øyvind Holmstad / WikiCommons
Front view of colorful blue-green jeepney in Cebu © Øyvind Holmstad / WikiCommons
Colorful jeepney in Baguio © Andrew and Annemarie / Flickr
Colorful apple green jeepney in Cebu © GlebSStock / Shutterstock
Confidently parading vibrant hues, these vehicles brighten the country’s streets.
Colorful jeepney on the streets of Cebu © GlebSStock / Shutterstock
Men riding "top load" on a jeepney in Bontoc © Joyfull / Shutterstock
Jeepney in Legazpi, Philippines © OlegD / Shutterstock
Jeepney owners are also very fond of painting all kinds of images on these garish vehicles. Some are simpler than others…
Red jeepney in Cebu with flaming designs © Whologwhy / Flickr
While some might even include their favorite comic book or cartoon characters…
Jeepney with superhero images © 松岡明芳 / WikiCommons
But many of them, as is conventional in the majorly Catholic nation, will likely be donning a religious images too.
Colorful jeepney with Jesus image © Moni
Jeepney with race car and Virgin Mary image © Igor Plotnikov / Shutterstock
Bright red jeepney with Santo Niño image in Cebu © Øyvind Holmstad / WikiCommons
…even if it means having an exposed derrière right beside it.
Bright green jeepney © Eduardo Davad / Pixabay