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.

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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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