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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cebu City's Taoist Temple

Having a day tour in Cebu City, we first visited Cebu City's Taoist Temple. It is located in Beverly Hills Subdivision in Cebu, Philippines. Cebu Taoist Temple is one of the main attractions of Cebu. The temple arised last 1972 by group of Chinese. It is elevated for about 270 meters above. Beside this temple, another temple named Phu Sian can also be found however it is not open to public.

Cebu Taoist Temple

Cebu Taoist Temple was built to have a worship place for Taoism. It is open to all from 8am to 5pm. Some devotees pray inside and they said it really grants their wishes. Usually, people visit only to have a tour and to see Chinese religious beliefs. Inside the temple, you need to observe silense specially on the prayer rooms. They wouldn't allow you to take pictures inside the prayer room. Loud voice and any chaotic actions are not allowed inside, just respect their temple and you'll be fine.

Cebu Taoist Temple

You can only enjoying sight seeing and picture taking on other temple area except the prayer room. There are guards on duty and they are very strict in regards to their do's and dont's.

Inside the temple, you'll find Lao Tze teachings. They have said that devotees climb 81 steps and that represent as the 81 chapters of Taosim scriptures. Arriving on the prayer room, they will light a joss sticks and ask for fortune reading from the monks. It's my first time to saw a monk, I only saw that on Chinese movies. And it's a nice travel experience knowing some other culture and religious beliefs.

Cebu Taoist Temple

How To Get There

In our case, we didn't exert too much effort in order to get there. I have my auntie residing in Cebu, she guided us and bring vehicle with her. Thanks for a very well accommodation!

Cebu Taoist Temple is located in Beverly Hills Subdivision. It is about 10 minutes away from the main road of Barangay Lahug. It is recommended to bring vehicle with you or ride a taxi because the place is too far and you cannot found PUJ heading there directly. When riding a PUJ, you need to stop at high way and then just walk going to the temple.

Cebu Taoist Temple

Cebu Taoist Temple

Original post can be found at http://themarkofanexplorer.blogspot.com/2012/06/taoist-temple-in-cebu-city-beverly.html

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