11 May, 2008

Cebu Taoist Temple Postcards

Built in 1972, the Cebu Taoist Temple is located in Beverly Hills Subdivision in Cebu City. With an elevation of 300 meters above sea level, the temple is a towering, multi-tiered, multi-hued attraction accessible by three separate winding routes.

Cebu Taoist Temple Postcard 1

The temple is the center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tze. 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.

Cebu Taoist Temple Postcard 2

The spacious balconies offer a scenic view of the downtown Cebu. Also noteworthy is the giant dragon statue.

Cebu Taoist Temple Postcard 3

Cebu Taoist Temple Postcard 4

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