Mountains and Volcanoes
High Above Cebu City, the Most Instagrammable Places to Visit
Lory Joyce Andagan | Feb 04, 2020
Temple of Leah
An uphill is a great idea for a day trip and a new way of exploring the Queen City of the South. Grab your bags and come to these beautiful spots in Cebu's mountain area!
If you are looking for a place to be one with nature, visit Sirao Garden. Dubbed as “Little Amsterdam,” the 8,000 square meter uphill property has a variety of flowers that is perfect for pictures. It became a hit to many tourists but was eventually destroyed, prompting the management to rehabilitate the place and set regulations to maintain the beauty of the garden. Now, with many added features, Sirao Garden is definitely an Instagram–worthy place that you should visit!
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Temple of Leah
This place is a symbol of the undying love of Mr. Teodorico Soriano Adarna for his wife, Leah Villa Albino – Adarna. The architectural design of the temple draws inspiration from the ones in Ancient Greece and Rome. A wide yard with granite floors and a marble fountain is the center of the place. A view of Cebu City can be seen from above. Head to the shrine for the main attraction: a 9-foot bronze statue of Leah. A brass plaque on the podium signed by Teodorico that says: “Beloved Wife and Mother: Leah V. Albino-Adarna was chosen Matron Queen of her Alma Mater the University of Southern Philippines. This bronze statue portrays her composure and regal bearing when she was crowned. May the beholder discern her innate beauty, poise and gentleness.”
Tops of Cebu
This area is a viewing deck where one can enjoy great panoramic views of the city. While it is breathtaking during daylight, you will appreciate the place more at night when the deck is the perfect vantage point for taking in the vibrant night vista of the city. The place also has a circular stone architecture, giving people 360-degree access to the view, perfect for taking photos.