Queen City of the South – CEBU (Things to Do)

Cebu is a province of the Philippines and is located in Central Visayas region. Fondly called the “Queen of the South” because of it’s economy and  its infrastructure. Being the first and oldest city of the Philippines it has it’s historic vibe, islands, islets, foods, festivals and many more.

Today, I will share with you few of many FUN Things you and your friends can do

#1  Upside Down World

If you want to take your photos to next level you really NEED to go this place! My boyfriend and I are constantly looking for fun things to do when we go other places. One day when I woke up, he was like “Hey! I have a surprise for you today!” I thought we were just going to the beach or movies because that’s what we always do but he opted to something very enjoyable and eye tricky! The moment I stepped foot in the place I feel like a kid again, believe me!

You don’t have to worry about who will take pictures because they have a very lively and helpful crews that are ready to assist you and help you how to pose!

It has also a very affordable entrance fee. It costs 250/head for adult and ₱175 for kids (4-12y/o) Everyone will love this place especially the kids! The experienced you’ll have given the price is so worth it!

 The place is located at 2nd floor of City Times Square 2 in Mandaue City ( City Time Square is directly across Park Mall, next to the Big Hotel Suites.)

#2  Fort San Pedro / Fuerte de San Pedro

IF you like stuffs that has something to do with history or if you are a fan of old military architecture then this place is for you! Before Fort San Pedro became a famous tourist spot this was military defense structure built by the Spaniards.  This is also considered as the smallest and oldest fort in the Philippines.

Here you can see paintings, relics and old weapons. The more you move to one room to another you will feel the blazing fire of patriotism. As a Filipino, you will be in a place of gratefulness to all these heroes who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of you and me and the country. For foreigners, you will really learn  lot of things about the Philippine culture and history. (It’s also a plus if you’re trying to be with a Filipina! )

Fort San Pedro is located at A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City. It opens from 8am and closes at 7pm. Entrance fee is ₱30 ($0.57) for adults and ₱24($0.45)

#3  Taoist Temple

This place is great for family relaxation and meditation. It’s the center of worship for Taoism. They follow the teachings of Lao Zi- the ancient Chinese Philosopher. The temple is located at Canyon Road, Beverly Hills Subdivision, Lahug.

Although it is not a tourist destination it became known due to it’s artistic and unique structure. It is also situated on top of the hill where you can see a panorama view of Cebu City.

Getting to the temple is quite challenging not only because it’s located in a private subdivision. When you get there, you need to take a long and steep flight of stairs going to the main area of the temple. It is said that the main staircase has 81 steps and that represents the 81 chapters of Taoism Scriptures.

Since it is a religious place there are rules that need to be followed at all times. The temple is open from 8am to 5pm.

  • Strictly NO taking of photographs inside the worship area.
  • Observe silence at all times. A lot of people are worshiping an it’s important to pay respect even though you are a non-worshiper.
  • Visitors are allowed to stay 30 minutes to an hour.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please wear presentable and appropriate clothes. No sleeveless. No booty shorts. Specially if you wish to enter the prayer room.

Thank you for reading. I hope you’ll have fun when you visit these places.

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