Cebu- Tagged as "Queen City of the South", the oldest city which is politically independent from the provincial government. The country's central in Visayas region. One of the most developed provinces in the Philippines and second largest metropolitan area after Metro Manila. The city is considered the birthplace of Christianity in the Far East. Source: Wikipedia.
Most visited places in Cebu, Philippines:
1. Osmeña Peak
2. Pescador Island
3. Temple of Leah
4. Sumilon Island Sandbar
5. Cebu Safari and Adventure Park
6. Cebu Taoist Temple
7. Sirao Flower Garden
8. Tumalog Falls
9. Anjo World Theme Park
Osmeña Peak- is Cebu's highest peak standing at 1,013 meters above sea level and also known as "Vegetable Basket" because of the vast vegetable farms that can be found in the area. It's one of the most popular destination for hikers as it offers breathtaking views which also can be considered almost the same with Bohol's Chocolate Hills. Most of the activities here are hiking and camping. There are two hiking trails that hikers preferred, the first one begins in Badian passing by Kawasan Falls and the other one is in the town of Dumanjug. Make sure to bring water when you trek.
Pescador Island- is known for as the top dive site of Moalboal, Cebu. The name Pescador Island comes from Spanish word meaning fisherman. It was known to have a vast of fish living around it shores. It attracts many divers, snorkelers, and island hoppers because of shallow ledge that filled with corals and tons of different marine species. Prepare yourself to experience the magnificent beauty of the underwater.
Temple of Leah
Temple of Leah- it is located along Cebu Trans-central highway and built by Teodorico Soriano Adarna in 2012. The temple symbolizes his undying love for his wife Leah Villa Albino-Adarna. The temple has 24 chambers including a library, museum and an art gallery. This place has personal collections of Leah's items, personal belongings and collections gathered from her travels. The inspiration of a temple are from Greek and Roman Architectures.
Sumilon Island Sandbar
Sumilon Island Sandbar- Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is located on tranquil Sumilon Island and its sandbar is well known for its changing shapes and shifting locations around the island, depending on the season. The island is surrounded by clear waters and pristine white sands where you can appreciate the mesmerizing tropical paradise that lures all types of travelers. There are activities that you may enjoy during day trip tours such as fishing, paddling, snorkeling and many more.
Cebu Safari and Adventure Park
Cebu Safari and Adventure Park- the largest zoo in the Philippines and it has Asia's longest zipline at 1.3 kilometers long. Come and experience the thrill and excitement of the WILD. This zoo includes plant and animal species of various kinds, such as exotic birds and tigers. There are more interesting activities to offer in this place, such as canyoning in the waterfalls, hiking, sky biking, swaying in the ziplines, and many more.
Cebu Taoist Temple
Cebu Taoist Temple- was built by Chinese Community of Cebu City in 1972. The center of the Taoism religion in Cebu, but it's also open even in non-worshippers. This temple had become popular because of its artistic structures. You can also see a statue of a green dragon which symbolizes good fortune and energy. It also allows one person to restore his or her spiritual life. This Taoist temple has also now become a tourist spot.
Sirao Flower Garden
Sirao Flower Garden- considers as "Cebu's Little Amsterdam" and best known for its celosias which look like bright flames, usually in red and yellow. The garden of celosias attracts attention from the tourists. Picture perfect and Instagram worthy are best shots with flowers, windmills and mountains in the distance. Sirao's blooms were bursting and bright with color red and yellow.
Tumalog Falls- one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Philippines that has turquoise water which makes it an incredible place to visit. It is also few kilometers away from the whale shark attraction which is situated in the municipality of Oslob. A curtain like waterfalls that covers the entire cliff with cool water. It is one of a kind and certainly stunning.
Anjo World Theme Park
Anjo World Theme Park- is Cebu's largest theme park and pride for its world class rides. Located in Barangay Calajoan in Minglanilla, Cebu, Philippines. It has a lot of exciting rides and has a "Snow World", the first ever world class ice theme park where you can enjoy the cold and comforting embrace of winter. If you're looking for some quality time, this is definitely a must visit for families and friends that will make your vacation memorable. Definitely a worth it destination for amusement and adventure.
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Nekomander (author) from Philippines on August 29, 2021:
Thank you Ms. Peggy W :)))
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 29, 2021:
Thanks for showcasing these beautiful places in and around Cebu City in the Philippines. I voted to see the flower garden first. It is a beauty among other beautiful places.
Liz Westwood from UK on August 29, 2021:
This is a useful and well-illustrated travel guide.