Taoist Temple

Taoist Temple, Cebu City

Taoist Temple
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Faithalicious_x
London, UK624 contributions
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The temple is free to visit and offers great views of Cebu city. There’s also seats, breeze and a lot of shade so we took a welcome rest from the city heat. I found it one of the more interesting attractions in Cebu. We didn’t pray or observe people praying, we just enjoyed the temple’s architecture and view.

The Taoist temple is just out of the main part of Cebu City - a white taxi can be used to get here for around 100 pesos. You can either ask the taxi to wait for you or catch one on the way back. There isn’t a pool of taxis outside waiting for the return journey but don’t be overcharged by someone saying they will take you for 400 pesos. Just walk down the hill for 10 mins, past the security gate and flag down a metered taxi from there.
Written February 7, 2020
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Kevin Barnes
Stowmarket, UK30 contributions
Get a metered cab (cheapest in Cebu City) to the Temple, you may want to ask them to wait as there are no taxis to bring you back. They are reasonable and are happy to stay for a negotiated fee.
No entrance fee and you are greeted with a steep set of stairs to get to the temple. If you have difficulties in getting around this may not be for you although there are placed to stop if you take your time.
The temple (s) are very well maintained and colourful, a very peaceful place just outside the hustle and bustle of Cebu City.
The Temple is certainly worth a visit and the views over the city are also stunning.
Written January 24, 2020
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Vez A
Las Pinas, Philippines129 contributions
A trip to Cebu is not quite complete without a visit to the Taoist Temple. Here, one can relax and meditate. And take photos as well. The serenity of the place makes for a nice mediatation.
It’s clean and there are toilets. It’s quiet although once in a while some tourists express their delight in a rather loud manner.
I would recommend this temple rather than another “temple” we had visited earlier (this one is the subject of another review).
Go to the Taoist Temple. Relax. Meditate. Oh, take pictures, too.
Written March 1, 2020
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Ryan S
Raleigh, NC1,083 contributions
You'll need a driver or a deposit or something to get through the security gates. Entrance is free but something like a passport has to be given up if you are driving a vehicle until you leave. Overall the Temple was very nice and peaceful. What was odd however was all the signs plastered all over the place to be quite only to find 3 old chinese men sitting down in the main hall yammering at the top of their lungs. I am pretty sure they are regulars there because no one disturbed them but everyone else was expected to have strict composure. Odd.
Written February 5, 2020
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Makoto
Saitama, Japan53 contributions
It is located within an elevated location with lots of greenery. The location offers excellent vistas of downtown Cebu City, with its skyscrapers but the bustling part of Cebu City seemed to be a world apart because you can enjoy serenity while being here in the temple.

The architecture is unique. I couldn’t find anything like it in the Philippines or other countries I visited.

Taoist followers go to the temple to pray, but the place is also open for tourists, do be considerate to those who go there to pray. We climbed stairs and explored different areas of the temple. It was a big temple.

Tea was provided for free.

Definitely worth a visit.
Written March 5, 2020
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Brian Austin Cartin
Cebu Island, Philippines20 contributions
If you want a nice view added with some cardio then this place is for you! The temple has a hundred plus steps and is also a hundred and more meters above sea level. But this short workout is worth it because if you reach the top, you are treated with a panoramic view of Beverly Hills and Cebu going to Lapu-Lapu City. When entering the temple, you can make proceed to the hall of worship where you can pray and light a candle. The design of the temple is very detailed and is true to its Taoistic roots. There is also a wishing well and to finish it all off, a souvenir shop so that you'll have something to remember by when leaving the temple.
Written February 2, 2020
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penasihatperjalanan
4 contributions
Friends
We drove up to the entrance today to find it's still closed due to that ongoing COVID-19v pandemic. You shouldn't bother coming up here until you're sure they're open again. The taxi drivers don't even know.
Written June 16, 2022
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Rossy D
Cebu Island, Philippines4 contributions
Family
The place is so cool and magical, it feels like you're visiting a dungeon. It is all clean too, it has a playground nearby. Lots of areas you can take aesthetic-worthy pictures, and it's just amazing bc there is no entrance fee, but im not sure about it at the present.
Written February 11, 2020
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Kocickasmom
Daegu, South Korea327 contributions
The buildings were beautiful, but it is a place to PRAY.
I felt uncomfortable with so many people treating it as a cute place for photo opps.
One of the guys inside the temple (priest? monk?) showed me how to pray and explained the mural at the back of the large temple.
Written January 30, 2020
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NPLim
Laguna Province, Philippines296 contributions
Family
Structures were meticously done. The place was good for meditation while keeping your mind in great awe! Whenever you visit this place, be reminded that this is a place of prayer for other believers so be in control of your action. Don’t go beyond the limits and keep your voice down. No entrance free and you can freely walk around.
Written February 9, 2020
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