Makati is the financial, commercial, and economic hub of the Philippines. It is one of the wealthiest and most populous cities in the country, with a population of over half a million people. The city is home to the Manila Stock Exchange, the Philippine Stock Exchange, and the Philippine Bank of Communications.
Makati is also a major tourist destination, with its many shopping malls, restaurants, and hotels.
The city is also home to the Ayala Museum, which houses a collection of pre-Hispanic and colonial artifacts. The museum is located in the former home of the Ayala family, one of the most influential families in the Philippines.
Makati is served by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which is located just outside the city.