Built in 1972, the Cebu Taoist Temple is located in Beverly Hills Subdivision in Cebu City, Philippines. The temple was built by Cebu's substantial Chinese community. With an elevation of 300 meters above sea level, the temple is a towering, multi-tiered, multi-hued attraction accessible by three separate winding routes.
The Taoist temple is open to the worshipers and non-worshipe ...
rs alike. A ritual among devotees is where one prays to the gods to grant one's wish. The ritual includes washing of hands, going inside the chapel barefoot and dropping two blocks of wood. If the blocks of wood are both face up then one could make a wish. If not then it is not yet the time for one's wish to be granted and one has to come to the temple some other time.
The temple is the center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Zi. Another ritual among Taoist devotees, which is done during Wednesdays and Sundays, is the climbing of its 81 steps (representing the 81 chapters of Taoism scriptures) to light joss sticks and have their fortune read by the monks.
Some guide books and travel agencies offer trips to the temple or as a side-trip in a tour around Cebu City. But it is more popular with grade school students.
The entrance to the temple is a replica of the Great Wall of China. The temple includes a chapel, a library, a souvenir shop and a wishing well. The spacious balconies offer a scenic view of the downtown Cebu.
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Whether you are visiting Cebu for the first time or wanting to expand your horizons on new places to visit, you have come to the right place to plan the perfect Cebu Itinerary. Cebu is a beautiful island in the Philippines filled with lots of fun activities such as snorkeling, swimming with whale sharks, laying out by beautiful and secluded waterfalls and visiting some interesting landmarks. This post will help you plan your Cebu Itinerary whether it be for 2 days or 7 days.
The Queen City of the South. An Island in the Pacific. A place where the heart sings. Our Cebu City is a jewel in the Philippines. As the country's oldest city, it is rich in history, heritage, and culture that Cebuanos are proud of. Thus, one weekend, Sweetie, together with our daughter Alexa and her cousin Ashley Faith, availed a cool Cebu tour package from Travel Cebu.
There isnt any real specific season for travelling, you can travel at any time of the year, but the best ones are always with your buddies. Were sure that your barkada has been itching to make plans and get out of the city at the most convenient availability for everyone. We know how it goes. Its hard to find the time, choose the place, and when you do, you cant be away for too long. But if youve chosen Cebu as your next destination, then keep calm, we already have an itinerary for you. The best part? Youll only need three days.
Cebu City Tour featuring Sirao Peak, Taoist Temple and CNT Cebu Lechon. So just before we leave the city, we just enjoyed another day of happy moments with friends.
4D3N Cebu Trip
- Taoist Temple
- Temple of Leah
- Sto. Nino Church
- Magellan's Cross
- Fort San Pedro
- Sirao Flower Farm
- La Vie Parisienne
- Oslob Whaleshark Encounter
- Sumilon Island / Sandbar
- Aguinid Falls
- Island hopping, Pescador Island, Tutrles Watching, Sardines Run (Moalboal)
- Canyoneering / Kawasan Falls
Just a short introduction about myself, I'm from the Tuna Capital of the Philippines, General Santos City! Im a Senior High School and I'm graduating this school year.
I love Cebu City! I even plan to live here someday. So, here's a short vlog cinematography I made throughout our very quick visit here last Summer break.