Top New Places to Visit in Cebu

12/06/2019 Randomly Candid 0 Comments

Cebu is one of the cities that we will never get tired of going back. Every time we go to the “Queen of  the South”, there’s always something new to experience.

Just recently, we were in Cebu for an event and ofcourse, we decided to extend for a few more days to explore one of our favorite cities. With the recommendations of our Cebu friends, we came up with an itinerary which lets us enjoy five countries in one day without leaving Cebu.

Majestic Structures of Greece at Temple of Leah

Called as the “Taj Mahal of Cebu”, Temple of Leah is now considered as one of the popular sites in Busay, Cebu, an uphill side of the city.

It was compared to Taj Mahal because it also served as mausoleum. But it is more comparable to the Greek temples with its Greek architectural design - from the grand staircase that welcomes every guest, down to the columns patterned to the ancient Greek pillar designs and the statues of the Greek soldiers who guard every corner of the temple.

More than a tourist attraction, Temple of Leah serves a testament of an undying love of a husband to his late wife. It was built in honor of Leah Albino-Adarna, wife of Teodorico Adarana who is a patriarch of one of the prominent families in Cebu.

For an entrance of P50, you can already enjoy taking Instagram worthy photos in this spot.

Colorful Flowers of Amsterdam at Sirao Pictorial Garden

Dubbed as the “Little Amsterdam of Cebu”, Sirao Pictorial Garden is another Instagram worthy spot in Cebu. Just like Amsterdam, you can find thousands of flowers of different colors and kinds in this garden.

Aside form the flowers, the garden also has a lot of pictorial areas and structures that give the visitors a picture-perfect view. Our favorite is the huge golden hand structure which is also the most photographed among the structures in the garden.

For an entrance fee of P100, you can already enjoy taking as much photos as you want anywhere in the garden.

Mountain View of Brazil at 21 Kilometers Coffee

Enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountain comparable of those in Brazil at 21 Kilometers Coffee in Barangay Tabunan, the last barangay of Cebu City before the Balamban town.

It might be not that popular among the tourists, but it has been a famous stop over of the mountaineers and bikers because of the relaxing view it offers.

Located at the hillside along the national highway, 21 Kilometers Coffee also offers affordable coffee, cakes and pastries, plus the natural view that makes every dining experience extra special.

Romantic Feels of France at La Vie in the Sky

Just like the Paris-inspired La Vie Parisienne in Lahug, La Vie in the Sky also gives you a legit French dining experience not only because of the food and wine they serve, but also because of its interiors that resemble French aesthetics.

La Vie in the Sky is located atop of a mountain in Busay, Cebu City. This French restaurant serves wide array of wines, cheese, cold cuts, pizza, pasta and a lot more. Each floor has its own theme exuding a classic and posh ambiance of the French-inspired fixtures that make every corner of this restobar a hit for your Instagram posts.

For an entrance fee of P100 consumable per person, you can already experience how it is to be in Paris.

Torii Gates of Japan at Lahug

If there is one country that has special space in our heart, it’s going to be Japan. That is why we’re very happy to see a local version of the popular Torii Gates of Sanko Shrine in Lahug, Cebu City.

We actually saw it in the post of one of our Cebu-based blogger friends and we found out that it’s very near from where we stayed. We dropped by the area which is located outside a Japanese Surplus Shop. Originally, it serves as a landmark of the said shop but it has instantly become an Instagram spot among the tourists.

Cebu has indeed a city with a lot of offerings and with these spots that we have visited, we just proved that its beauty is indeed world-class. See? You don’t have to leave Cebu or the Philippines just to see beautiful places. Our country has so much to offer. They’re just waiting for you to be discovered.

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