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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Taoist Temple - Visit in Cebu City

Taoist Temple is situated in 300-meter elevation in Beverly Hills Subdivision, Cebu City, Philippines. The temple was built in 1972 by the Chinese community in Cebu focusing the worship of Taoism, a religion that follows Lao Zi.
Posing before Taoist Temple last March, 2013
Taoist Temple in Cebu City
Though tourists and non-worshipers are invited to come in, still, the solemnity of the place is preserved. People taking pictures managed to keep quiet and maintain smiles instead of giggles and laughter. Most students who visit Cebu City for field-trips never miss coming to this temple as one of their itineraries.
stairway to Taoist Temple
Taoist Temple - no photos allowed inside

If you’re a worshiper or a believer, rituals to call god’s attention for a wish can be done. Wash your hands, then, you go inside the chapel barefoot and get the two blocks of wood. You can have a wish come true if the two blocks of wood are face up after dropping it, otherwise, you’ll have next time and wait until the gods will grant you their favor.
I forgot to count the steps, but the hike was really challenging.
Another ritual is climbing to 81 steps, which means 81 chapters of Taoism scriptures, then reaching the top, you’ll light joss sticks and the monks will read your fortune.
Manong Sherwin took this photo
Taoist Temple
almost reaching the top here.
finally! look at the Dragon. It's actually big, I tell you.
Seeing the temple from the entrance, would remind you with the Great Wall of China. The place was really worth all the challenging hikes. Thought it's my second time here, it's still feels like my first time. 
Big Chinese mirror
  
this is really a tall tower

Big carps in Taoist Temple
sorry for the blurred photo. I took this from my phone.
Other than the chapel, the Temple also has a library, souvenir shop, and wishing well. It also offer scenic seascape and landscape views. 
I went to Cebu City last month. I'm hoping for another trip next month. I'll probably try to get inside the Temple this time and make a wish. Thank you for your visits today. Please leave your marks.


Just me, 
Phioxee 

40 comments:

  1. Lovely. I love shrines in Japan too. The dragon is too great and the carp spring is wonderful (never seen that big ones!)
    xo, Lara
    http://laralizard.blogspot.fi/

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  2. Ganda naman dyan. Thanks for the pictures:)

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  3. Spectacular! The walkways and architecture are so exquisite. I really enjoyed this post. You look great!

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  4. Magagandahan na sana ako kaso anyare sa itsura ni Dragon? Parang ginutom at puyat. lol!!

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  5. Je suis heureuse de pouvoir admirer ces photos... Je connais parfaitement cet endroit pour y être allée. J'ai séjourné 1 mois 1/2 à Cebu à Alta Vista.
    Un pays vraiment fantastique.
    Gros bisous à vous

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  6. This is just beautiful! May be my favorite place you've shown us!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  7. Wow ganda. Since malapit na sila Papa sa Cebu at may mga relatives kami dyan, punta nga ako baka makita ko ang mga kamaganak kong chekwa :D

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  8. been there!:)
    ang sungit lng nung isang empleyado diyan noon kasi nabadtrip ako hindi na ako masyadong gumala, pagod ka na nga kaakyat masusungitan kpa hehehe.
    nways tama masyadong solemn yung place:)

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  9. nice naman ang cucute talaga ng mga lugar na ganyan parang ang sarap makipaglaban
    jackie chan/ jet li/ bruce lee style haha!

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  10. buti ka pa nakapunta na diyan....sa 4 years ko noon sa cebu di ko iyan napuntahan,hehe..

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  11. your pictures make me reminisce at the times I was there, you look stunning and pretty Phioxee, love your trip sharing.

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  12. Amazing, who would have known. I want to see that temple too !!!!! Thanks for sharing.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  13. It's been a long time since I visited this temple. I am glad to see the familiar views, especially the statue of an old man fishing. I hope na makabisita uli dito.

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  14. I hope we can drop by the Taoist Temple on our trip this June. I would love to see their mini version of the great wall..

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  15. I miss cebu tuloy! back on college days parang kusina lang cebu skn..now that I'm working ang hirap mag leave kalowka!

    btw, I love your shorts:)

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  16. Ang sosyal naman sa beverly hills cebu...i wanna go there...

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  17. you look so pretty!
    namiss ko tuloy yong field trip namin! We went there.

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  18. What a lovely place to visit!

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  19. That place looks wonderful!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  20. 81 steps nakakapagod. hehe buti nakasmile ka pa rin :) sana makarating din ako cebu...

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  21. mukang mas maganda sa chinese temple sa baguio. muka ring nagmini-hike dahil sa 81 steps. :)

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  22. Hala sa Cebu pala yan akala ko sa ibang bansa. Galing!

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  23. So beautiful pictures, my dear.

    Have a Lovely evening,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  24. ang ganda naman hindi mo akalain sa pinas pala yan. mas maganda sya compared sa Ma Cho Temple na napuntahan ko sa La Union. sana mapuntahan ko yan pag pumunta ako ng cebu sa june :)

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  25. Ni Hao Ma Ate Aicy :D

    Wow, ang ganda naman ng templo ng mga intsik jan sa Cebu. At Pagoda ung tawag dun sa mataas na tower na dinescribe mo :)

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  26. been to cebu pero we didn't get to visit this temple, sayang. love the photos you took. and thanks for dropping by my blog. i followed you, btw. :)

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  27. minsan na ako nakatungtong sa lugar na yan.. pero wala akong alam sa history nyang temple na yan hehe...

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  28. parang ang sarap pumunta dyan.. bawal din ba maingay? :)

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  29. woow :) i miss cebu already. was tehre last nov. il go back in july :) thanks for these lovely photos :)
    http://www.thegirlwiththemujihat.com/2013/05/can-i-get-hair-rebond-after-6-months-of.html

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  30. ang sarap mag-emo diyan. pero kung kasama si jowa... alam na...

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  31. That temple is amazing! I would love to visit it one day. You also look really beautiful in the pictures :)

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  32. Very nice ang photos. Ang ganda ng temple. Happy weekend! :)

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  33. Napunta ako dyan nung nag Cebu ako. Naalala ko yung dragon na yan oh. bawal mag-ingay dyan diba. Nakakatuwa dahil may gantong lugar sa Pinas :P

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  34. Oh my !! It's so pretty there! I love visiting temples, how 'western' of my to say, but I really do. There is always such a different atmosphere around, I like all the symbols and sights. It seems you had a wonderful trip there!

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  35. ganda naman ng place...galing ng mga structures! napaka-peaceful tingnan ng lugar! love all your shots!

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  36. I MISS CEBU CITY! and I MISSED A LOT when i went there back in 2010. Sayang. I know Cebu has a lot to show but never got the chance to do so.

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  37. What a beautiful place to visit, lovely pictures! :)

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