June 29, 2017

Summer 2017 // Sirao Garden, Temple of Leah, Taoist Temple

We are in the time where hopping on the plane traveling the world or road trips is on the top list than buying our own house and lot. Hey, Welcome to the Millennial Age! Yet! not all of us can afford to do so. Let's be honest plane tickets, meal allowance and other expenses are freaking expensive. We have to work hard to do so but what if you can travel the world without spending much money and without leaving your beloved home country? How is it possible to travel to 2 different continents and 3 countries without a plane ride? Crazy as may sounds. Yes, it's possible. If you are from Cebu or familiar of Cebu you might already have an idea of what I'm talking about.

I mentioned in my previous post, my Aunt and my cousin visited Cebu for vacation. Aside from our beach adventure we also went on a road trip going north of Cebu. As a continuation of my summer 2017, adventure post here's the second and last part.

We know that a week of vacation is not enough to explore Cebu and it's cities. So as requested by them to visit famous tourist attraction in Cebu. We suggested on visiting Sirao Flower Garden, Temple of Leah, and Taoist Temple as our itinerary for the whole day. We rented a private car for a smooth and hassle-free ride also to save for our transportation. Good thing our driver happened to be my other cousins relative and she really knew the way to the north. We took the Transcentral Highway in Balamban which is our first time because of not so good rumors about this road. I guess you just have to drive slowly and carefully but I must say it has an amazing view from the top.

So our first destination is Sirao Flower Garden or also know as Little Amsterdam. It was around 2015 when this Flower Garden was trending topic in social media. It's a must visit not just by tourist but also locals. With the eye-catching colors of yellow, red, orange it's a picture perfect. 
After taking lots of photos at Sirao Flower Garden we headed to our 2nd destination which is Temple of Leah. Just like India’s world-famous Taj Mahal, Temple of Leah is a mesmerizing work of art built as a symbol of one man’s undying love for his beloved wife. Built-in 2012 by business tycoon Teodorico Adarna – the grandfather of sexy actress Ellen Adarna. While it’s not as grand, gigantic and spectacular as Taj Mahal, it is a majestic sight nonetheless that will give you a taste of ancient Rome and Greece.
Lastly for this trip is Taoist Temple. Built in 1972 by the Cebu’s substantial Chinese community. The Cebu Taoist Temple is the center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Zi. It is open to even the nonpractitioners of Taoism, this temple is one of the famous attraction in Cebu. It's my second time to visit this holy place and I must say this place never failed to amaze me.
It was a short and tiring trip but we all love all the place we visited. We hope that next summer we can go on another road trip this time going to the end of Cebu in the south.

How about you guys which of the three is your favorite? Have you been to any of the tourist attractions? Let me know your thought in the comment section below. 

That's it, for now, thanks again for visiting my blog. See you next time.

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