Taoist Temple, Cebu City

The Taoist Temple of Cebu aims to preserve the teachings of Lao-Tse, the 600 B.C. Chinese philosopher. The temple is located at Beverly Hills, Cebu City. Come pay them a visit if you want to have a rewarding spiritual experience.

Everyday people climb its 81 steps (representing the 81 chapters of Taoism scriptures) to light joss sticks and have their fortune read. Built in 1972, the Taoist Temple is constructed in a highly ornate and, some would say, gaudy style of Chinese architecture, and is topped with a pagoda-style roof.

From Lahug City, we rode a habal-habal (motorcycle ride) going to Beverly Hills village where this temple can be found. From the gate it took us about 15min to reach this .There were Buddhists guarding the area and making sure we only took photos of the outside. Silence has to be maintained as to respect those who are praying. Dragons can be seen every where. Towards the parking area, they imitated the structure of the great wall of China which is realty great.

The temple has an elevation of 300 meters above sea level, and if you climb the 99 steps, you can already see the cityscape of Cebu. Best time to go here is in the afternoon to witness the setting of the sun. Though they offer hot tea to all the visitors, better to bring your own drinks as the climb may make you thirsty.

written by bluemie5 on 2010-08-15 #places #philippines #rumble #redscale #ektachrome #location #cebu-city #provia #holga #taoist-temple #travel-destination
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