June 8, 2010

Taoist Temple


Last June 2, 2010 we visit in Cebu Taoist Temple is located in Beverly Hills Subdivision in Cebu City. The temple was built by Cebu's substantial Chinese community since 1972. 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.

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.



From entrance you can first see the dragon and the top temple

The closer view of top temple

Stairs going up
From the top ground we went down to take the front photo of the temple, we suppose going inside to pray and make a wish but we are not allowed because we wear shorts. Inside is not permitted to take photos to protect the image of chinese goddeses.


The side view of the ground temple

7 comments:

Al said...

Very impressive and ornate. Your photographs capture it perfectly.

Ma.links said...

Wow!

eden said...

Nice shots. I miss this place ..

reg said...

just stunning, I wish we had buildings like that here, or at least a few more, there are a few in Toronto, and Vancouver

Teena said...

This is wonderful! I love hearing about other cultures and traditional rituals, like the dropping of pieces of wood to make a wish. Happy Ruby Tuesday <3

EG Wow said...

Wonderful photos of the temple!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

fierce dragons
guarding the temple
breathing fire

Red Door to Wonder

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