In 1972 the local Chinese community built this large, colorful Philippine Taoist Temple in Cebu City. Both worshippers and non-worshippers can enter the temple free of charge. Every child in the city makes a field trip here sometime during grade school. Many believers seek guidance on life choices here through various rituals or from the monks of the temple. .Whether a believer or not, you find this a clean, quiet place for meditation. You can take pictures of the exterior, but signs prohibit taking photos inside, and security guards do enforce this regulation.
Taoist temple is located in Beverly Hills Subdivision of Cebu City, Philippines. The temple is built by Cebu's substantial Filipino-Chinese community in 1972. With an elevation of 110 metres above sea level, the temple is a towering, multi-tiered, multi-hued attraction accessible by three separate winding routes.Unlike the neighboring Phu Sian Temple, the Taoist temple is open to the worshipers and non-worshipers alike. A ritual among devotees is where one prays to the gods to grant one's wish. The ritual includes washing of hands, going inside the chapel barefoot and dropping two blocks of wood. If the blocks of wood are both face up then one could make a wish. If not then it is not yet the time for one's wish to be granted and one has to come to the temple some other time. The temple is the center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Zi. Another ritual among Taoist devotees, which is done during Wednesdays and Sundays, is the climbing of its 81 steps (representing the 81 chapters of Taoism scriptures) to light joss sticks and have their fortune read by the monks.
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The temple which towers for about 300 meters above sea level was built in 1972 by a Chinese community and has been open to worshipers and non-worshipers alike.
The entrance to the temple displays a representation of the Great Wall of China while the exit slopes down to an 84-step staircase (so better prepare those legs!). Few of the notable things in the temple are a chapel, a library, a souvenir shop and a wishing well. It also has a balcony which offers a scenic view of the city’s downtown area.
Cebu Taoist Temple in Beverly Hills Subdivision, Cebu City. The Chinese Taoism community built this Chinese style architecture temple in 1972.
This temple had become popular because of its artistic structures. Even non-believers of the Taoism religion pay visit to the place.
From there, you can see the striking view of the city and even the Mactan Island. And of course, for Taoists, this is the ideal place to pray or meditate.
Hence, we put it on top of Cebu tourist spots guide.
The Cebu Taoist Temple was built in 1972 by the Cebu’s substantial Chinese community. This temple is composed of two different temples: one is the Phu Sian Temple, built by another Chinese community, which is not open to the public; another is the main temple which is 270 meters above sea level.
The latter is the only temple open to worshippers and non-worshippers. Entrance to the temple is a replica of the Great Wall of China. The temple includes a chapel, library, souvenir shop, and a wishing well. It also has a spacious balcony that has an access to the scenic of the city.
The Taoist Temple is the center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Zi. In the temple, devotees perform rituals. One ritual is where one prays to the gods to grant one’s wish. This kind of ritual includes washing hands, going inside the chapel barefoot and dropping two blocks of wood. If the blocks of wood are both face up upon reaching the floor, it means one can make a wish. If not, it means it is not yet time for one’s wish to be granted and needs to come back again to the temple some other time.
Another ritual among the devotees is the climbing of its 181 steps, which represents the 81 chapters of Taoism scriptures, and lighting joss sticks and having their fortune be read by the monks. This kind of ritual is done during Wednesdays and Sundays.