|Group Picture | Taoist Temple | More fun in the Philippines | Cebu|
After our arrival in Mactan Airport, we headed right away to Robe’s Pension House to drop off our belongings, first destination – Taoist Temple.
According to my research, Taoist Temple was built by the Chinese community that welcomes worshipers and non worshipers alike. Towering at 300 meters above sea level and located at Beverly Hills Subdivision, Cebu City.
The prominent Chinese architecture of the temple speaks for its sacredness. So, our group observe silence and obedience. Picture time
After 30 minutes of roaming around the said temple. We’re off to CNT Lechon for our BRUNCH.
EATING TIME!!! We bought 2 kilos of Cebu’s world renowned lechon baboy and lumpiang sariwa. Yummy
Kuya Dodung (our driver) suggested to us to visit next in our list – Fort San Pedro, the citadel of the south, just think of Fort Santiago in Intramuros. The noticeable century old walled of the Fort San Pedro shared the history of Cebu as it was the first structure built by Spaniards for settlement. History! I miss my high school days
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As if we’ve travelled in the late 18th century, the structures are well preserved and protected by the local government. Amazing
We’re now off to Lapu lapu city to visit Lapu Lapu Shrine, going there will take us an hour and a couple of minutes. So, best thing to do is to sleep. Hibernate mode
Finally, we set foot to the historical battle ground turned to enclosed park – Lapu Lapu Shrine. In the middle stands a 20 meter bronze statue of Datu Lapu Lapu facing the sea. Wow!
We’ve stayed for a while to rest and have some chitchat. Time to go
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Our day 1 ends here. Visit Cebu and experience yourself throwing back time in the midst of modernization
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Try to maximize your time and visit all the must see places in Mactan and Cebu city before heading in different provinces of Cebu.
BREAKDOWN OF EXPENSES:
NOTE: we hired a van for our convenience; we paid 3600 pesos for 9 hours of service.
Lechon – 400 / kilo
Lumpia – 10 / piece