Temple of Leah
Temple of Leah
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  • Mississippi Analytics
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Temple of Leah
    That place is seriously something else. It's like someone took a chunk of ancient Greece and plopped it right in the Philippines. The grandeur is next-level, and the views? Total jaw-droppers. But, here comes the curveball – the trek up. If you're not exactly a fan of uphill hikes, well, brace yourself. The road to Temple of Leah is a bit like a mini workout session. I mean, the views are kind of the reward, but you might be huffing and puffing your way up there.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 27, 2023
  • burghughes
    Greendale, Wisconsin1,366 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great spot for pictures
    The Temple of Leah is an impressive structure and a great place to take photos. Beyond that there really isn’t much to see/do here. We went earlier in the day, leaving central Cebu City about 9:30 AM. When we arrived it was not crowded, but when we left there was already a long line of cars to enter. There was a very talented singer in the lobby area and speakers carried his music throughout the site. Besides the view, that was probably what I enjoyed the most
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 9, 2023
  • Peter T
    77 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    TEMPLE OF LEAH. CEBU. PHILIPPINES
    1)This is a POPULATE Tourist Sights in CEBU; visited by Most Overseas tourists and Locals. 2)The location is quite far from the City; however many local tour agents offer this Sight in their package. 3)The Building is Impressive and well maintained; located o Highland and offer Good view of CEBU Country side 4)Some rooms are filled with Porcelain collections (Most from China); while other rooms displayed artifacts of All sorts. Portraits of the Owners, hang Prominently on the Hall wall. 5)Good place for photography and Cool air !!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 16, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,054 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice, but is it Philippines!!
    Temple of Leah in itself is very good to see, extremely well maintained and located on side of hill with great views overlooking Cebu area. My issue was walking around temple couldn't stop thinking this belongs in Greece or Italy or something, seemed out of place compared to the rest of what i saw in Cebu and Philippines. Nice water fountain in front of steps and lots of nice statues to see also.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 24, 2024
  • Lucas I
    Asia205 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool, but limited
    The experience is quite shocking, a beautiful palace under construction, but with limited access of the facility. I arrived early, but there seems to be some chic and fancy restaurants, both on the plateau and in the basement (not sure of food quality, or if they are running). Beautiful for sunrise, and very quiet in the mornings.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 1, 2024
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Steve
Buffalo, NY18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The view is spectacular, but the place itself is under construction. There’s not much to do except enjoy the scenery. Paid ₽100 per person All the rooms are closed, can’t enter any rooms. I went downstairs and there’s clothes hanged up, someone lives there.
Written February 9, 2020
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Russ Lacuata
Long Beach, CA9,550 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
A shrine of a grand gesture of love from a husband to his late wife. One of Cebu’s most visited new attractions, is gaudy and a bit too much. The structure was inspired by ancient Roman architecture complete with Doric columns made of granite.
Written January 23, 2020
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YuppieLionheart
Philippines490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
It's my second time to go here. In 2022, you can't do a lot here, just admiring the view, take pictures and that's it. But this May 2023, when we visited the place, the first thing I noticed is their entrance fee increased but they give discounts to senior citizens and there's a restaurant inside so the visitors can now dine after striking a pose. It's an elegant restaurant so a perfect place to have a romantic date with special someone. The restroom hallways is also nice, you'll get a feel of luxury.
Written June 8, 2023
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Chi_Tiff
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I absolutely love my experience here. I’m not sure if it happens all the time, but the day I went there was a violinist paying music there. It created a great vibe!! The views were spectacular and I arrived just before sunset. I’d definitely recommend this place. A guy took me on his motorbike for 500 pesos from the Taosist Temple, waited while I took my photos and hung out and then drove me back to my hostel! Another driver tried to charge me 1500 for the same trip so definitely beware of being taken advantage of!
Written April 22, 2023
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penelope j
Los Angeles, CA20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
The temple was created by one of the richest husband in Cebu for his wife, obviously. From a far it was ominous, and you expected more. The place however, is not accessible for what it was advertising .It tells the story of a wife who was loving and loves to collect “nice stuff. All of these “nice stuff “ are all locked up. You will not be able to see it, you will be disappointed because you were charged an entrance fee, and you expected more.
Written March 15, 2023
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Galen Campbell
Calgary, Canada122 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I can't believe this is a thing! It is such and obscene and tacky waste of money. There was not much explanation, but from the two signs it is just a shrine from a rich guy for his wife who didn't do anything meaningful for the world.
All that money could have been spent making the world a better place. Please take what you would have spent and donate it to a charity. You won't miss anything and you will actually do some good!
Written March 7, 2020
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burghughes
Greendale, WI1,366 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The Temple of Leah is an impressive structure and a great place to take photos. Beyond that there really isn’t much to see/do here.

We went earlier in the day, leaving central Cebu City about 9:30 AM. When we arrived it was not crowded, but when we left there was already a long line of cars to enter.

There was a very talented singer in the lobby area and speakers carried his music throughout the site. Besides the view, that was probably what I enjoyed the most
Written September 10, 2023
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Kristine R
Muntinlupa, Philippines854 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Before our Cebu trip in May 2022, I have never heard about the Temple of Leah. We only learned about the place thru the cab driver who took us to our hotel from the Mactan Airport upon our arrival. We arranged a city tour with the driver the next day, and voila! We were on our way to the temple, which was perched high up in the mountainous part of Cebu City. The Temple was named after the late Leah Albino-Adarna, the grandmother of Filipino starlet Ellen Adarna. Because of its location, the temple offers a breathtaking view of Cebu City, and inevitably gives visitors a feeling that they are abroad due to the Greek-inspired architecture. The place is good for taking pictures, and gives a glimpse of the grandmother’s collection of jars, liquor bottles, and other ornaments. The Temple of Leah is one of Cebu City’s must-see attractions that will be enjoyed by tourists of all ages.
Written June 5, 2022
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Alleonah Patric... C
Cebu City, Philippines30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The view and place is very nice, you can see that the husband who really adored his wife so much! However, the place is still under construction like the basement and the behind part.. the entrance fee is too expensive tho for only seeing the front and the view.. we wanted to see the things inside but it was locked up and we. An only see from outside through the window only. We do hope the next time we visit we can definitely come inside and see everything not just the statues and the view
Written March 18, 2023
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penasihatperjalanan
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
This location is a wedding venue that is partially open as a tourist trap. Most of the interior is closed and tourists are only permitted outside on the large scenic veranda and inside beneath the domed entry area. There's nothing to do here except to pose beside the statues, with a backdrop of structures of architectural interest or a view of the city far below. If you had to choose between views or talking selfies here or the nearby The Tops, there's little difference and there's no reason to visit both.
Written July 8, 2022
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