Audio slideshow: Intramuros, Manila's forgotten past
The old walled city of Intramuros, in the heart of the Philippine capital Manila, was once Asia's main trading hub. Under Spanish and then American rule, it was a vital link between East and West.
But now Intramuros is a quiet place with few tourists and even fewer inhabitants. Its most obvious attraction, Fort Santiago, was recently mentioned by the Global Heritage Fund on a list of world sites facing "irreversible loss and damage".
Heritage architect Augusto Villalon took the BBC's Kate McGeown for a tour around the city - looking at its past, present and options for the future.Continue reading the main story
Archive images courtesy of the Intramuros Administration, Manila. Photographs by Joselito Vitug.
Audio slideshow by Kate McGeown and Paul Kerley. Publication date 21 February 2011.
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