One of the famous popular tourist spot in Cebu City aside from Magellan’s Cross is
the Chinese Taoist Temple. It is located in the wealthy residential suburb of Beverly
Hills way up on the hills of the Queen City of South. It was contructed in 1972 by
Cebu’s prominent Chinoy community. It is known as the biggest Taoist temple in whole
The temple is the a center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the
teaching of the ancient Chinese Philosopher, Lao Tze. Some Taoist devotees visit
this place every Wednesday and Sunday, they usually climb the 99 steps of the temple
to light joss sticks and have their fortunes read by the monks.
The temple has an elevation of 300 meters above sea level and it offers the magnificent
view of Cebu city and Mactan Island. Most of the foreigners visit this place every
afternoon to witness the beautiful sunset.
A multi tiered, soaring and multi-hued attraction accessible by three separate winding
routes. Some of the famous attractions here are huge colourful dragon, a replica
of the Great Wall of China, spacious balconies, souvenir shops, mini library.
Taoist Temple is open to the worshipers and non worshipers. A ritual among devotees
includes washing of hands before entering the temple, going inside the chapel barefooted
and dropping two block of wood.
To get to Taoist Temple, one can hire a taxi cab or a private car. Many taxi drivers
knows this place. It takes about an hour away from the city proper going to this
place Any public transportation is also accessible in this place, one can take a
public utlity jeepney from Lahug, then they will take you to Sudlon, From there you
have to ride in a