Cebu is a melting pot of cultures, with people flocking in from other parts of the country and even the world. You’ll find that there are many communities of varying nationalities, interests and religions.
This means it’s a great opportunity for you to immerse yourself in these things. In Cebu, there are many temples erected by these communities, and tourists are more than welcome to experience a part of their world.
A tour around Cebu’s temples won’t be complete without a visit to Taoist Temple. Completed in 1972, it was built by Cebu’s substantial Chinese community. It’s a colourful attraction that’s open to worshippers and non-worshippers alike as the center of worship for Taoism, the religion that follows the teaching of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Zi.
Beverly Hills Subdivision, Lahug
Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple
Another evidence of the Chinese community’s saturation on the island, the Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple is nestled along the along the hills of Cebu City. It was established in 1988, and run by people from the Fo Guang Shan, a religious movement based in Taiwan.
V Rama Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Gurdwara Singh Sabha
Established in 2012, this is an Indian Sikh temple that welcomes anyone who sets foot on their premises. Guests are served nutritious meals for free, without distinction of religious beliefs or background.