The Cebu Taoist Temple is a Taoist temple located in Beverly Hills Subdivision in Cebu City. To get there you have to go find a habal-habal near JY Square Mall, Lahug. The habal-habal driver will take you to the entrance of the Beverly Hills Subdivision. Public motorcycles are not allowed inside the premises of the said subdivision so you have to walk from the gate to the temple. Ask the guard on duty for directions. Walking along the tree-lined streets of the village takes approximately 15 minutes.
The temple is built by Cebu's substantial Chinese community in 1972.With an elevation of 300 meters (980 ft) above sea level, the temple is a towering, multi-tiered, multi-hued attraction accessible by three separate winding routes.
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.
There is no entrance fee to get inside the temple. Just bear in mind that it’s a temple so observe silence when you get there. Ssshhhh. Check out these pictures taken at the Taoist Temple.
Beautiful and peaceful Taoist Temple in Cebu. Visiting the temple I had a chance to learn about the old ritual of prayers to the Gods. 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 you could make a wish. If not then it is not yet the time for a wish to be granted and you have to come to the temple another time. Unfortunately it's not allowed to take pictures inside of the temple to show you how it works. ??? ? #Cebu #Philippines #taoisttemple
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