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Jeepney with race car and Virgin Mary image

15 Crazy Colourful Jeepney Designs in The Philippines

Picture of Katrina Escalona
Updated: 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 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

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…

While some might even include their favorite comic book or cartoon characters…

But many of them, as is conventional in the majorly Catholic nation, will likely be donning a religious images too.


Jeepney with race car and Virgin Mary image | © Igor Plotnikov / Shutterstock

…even if it means having an exposed derrière right beside it.