Have you ever tried cleaning up your room and finding treasures in the process? Think about diaries, old photographs, childhood toys and the like. I've been doing some cleaning too but this time with my computer. While backing up my files, I realized that there have been a couple of photographs that I haven't shared and I thought what a waste it would be if I left them hidden in my hard drive. Now, enough with my whatsits. Have you heard about the Cebu Taoist Temple?
About a year ago, a few relatives visited us in Cebu. We took them around the metro and it was fascinating to see the Queen City of the South in the eyes of visitors. It was for some reason a farewell trip too since we moved to Manila a few months after. The Taoist Temple in Beverly Hills has to be one of my favorite spots. Its bold hues, intricate details, manicured gardens and oriental feel makes it hard to take bad photos. It's high up in the mountains too so the breeze is always cooler. Now before I end up blabbing my way through this post, I'll let these photographs speak for themselves.
The Taoist Temple was built by the Cebu's Chinese community back in 1972. It is the center of worship for Taoism and is open to worshipers and non-worshipers alike. When visiting, it is important to remember that the temple is still a place of worship so taking photos inside the prayer area is not allowed. In its topmost area, one can see a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
The Cebu Taoist Temple is located in Beverly Hills Subdivision, Lahug. When entering the subdivision's premises, the security shall require an ID for each vehicle that enters in exchange for a visitor's pass. It is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Entrance is free.