15 Crazy Colourful Jeepney Designs in The Philippines

Jeepney with race car and Virgin Mary image
Jeepney with race car and Virgin Mary image | © Igor Plotnikov / Shutterstock
Photo of Katrina Escalona
29 November 2017

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

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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

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