|Temple of Leah|
Standing grandly on a spot overlooking the whole of Cebu City, the temple looked out of place with its large Doric columns and statues of angels and Greek archers. The temple is not your usual temple - its not build for a religion, but as a symbol of one man's undying love and devotion.
Located in Brgy Busay (and on the way to a popular Cebu City destination called "Tops"), construction was started in 2012 by Teodorico Adarna in honor of his wife Leah Villa Albino-Adarna. (Taj Mahal comes to mind when I first read the description of this place)
It was a cool evening when I first visited the place. A large courtyard with an ornate fountain greets every visitor. A wide stairs guarded by two lions leads to the main hall that houses a statue of Leah. From that vantage point, one can see a great view of Cebu City below.
While far from being complete (there are several levels still under going constructions), one can already see the grand vision for this place. Love knows no bounds after all.
- Official hours (6AM - 7PM)
- Entrance fee: Php 50.00
- Getting there by taxi: Cabs know the place well as its on the same vicinity as other attractions in the city (Lantaw Busay and Tops). A two-way trip will set you back about Php 1,200.00 (depending on your haggling skills), the taxi will wait for you for 2 hours (again depending on how you haggle). No jeeps going there.
- Getting there by motocycle: They have a terminal in JY square. They charge you Php 300.00 for a two-way trip.
- Google Map