Pictures are worth a thousand words, and when your trip to a city as vibrant as Cebu is over, you would have nothing else left but pictures to remind you of those epic adventures you had while in the Queen City Of The South.
Cebu has a lot of historical landmarks, breathtaking landscapes and unforgettable activities that are one for the books. Below are just some of the most Instagrammable places of this well-loved tropical island that has been among the go-to spots for tourists.
1. The Whale Sharks In Oslob
Who wouldn’t be amazed at being able to take a picture close to such a magnificent creature? Imagine yourself looking so tiny and helpless with the enormous whale shark right behind you, swimming with you. You can also just choose to look at them from the boat. It’s an experience you would not want to miss!
2. Kawasan Falls
Whether you are canyoneering, zip lining or merely swimming in Kawasan Falls, it’s best not to forget to bring out your camera and snap as much as you can. This is the most popular falls in the island and is very much recognizable in photos, with inviting waters the color of turquoise that is unmistakably Kawasan Falls.
3. Temple of Leah
It’s no wonder it is compared with the Taj Mahal of India. The Temple of Leah was also built as a testament of undying love to a beloved wife. With its Greek-inspired architecture, several tourists (foreign and local alike) visit this place to have a glimpse of the treasures and memorabilia of the late Leah Albino-Adarna. This attraction on top of the hill in Busay doesn’t only provide a stunning panorama of Cebu, the building itself is worth photographing.
4. Cebu Taoist Temple
The entrance to the temple itself would remind you of the Great Wall of China. The temple itself was built in 1972 to preserve the teachings of a 600 B.C. Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tse. Its Phu Sian Temple and the Main Temple welcome even non-worshippers. From the spacious balcony, you can appreciate the overlooking view of the city.
5. Fort San Pedro
In the 17th century, this triangular-shaped fortress was a military defense structure. The oldest and smallest fortress, Fort San Pedro holds the Spanish government’s legacies as well as Spanish artifacts.
5. Tops Lookout
If you want a bird’s eye view of Cebu City, this stone-walled park is the place to go. About 600 meters above Cebu City, Tops Lookout is just the place that can give you full appreciation of the panoramic skyline of Cebu, especially during sunset. You can spot the two Mactan bridges and even some neighboring islands.
6. Sirao Garden
Nicknamed as Cebu’s mini version of Amsterdam, The Sirao Flower Gardens is found in Cebu’s Transcentral Highway. Be greeted with the view of colorful fields of flowers which include the fiery multi-colored celosias, sunflowers, daisies, chrysanthemums and asters. The field of flowers would definitely serve a scenic background for that perfect selfie!
So what are you waiting for? Book for a tour around the Queen City of the South! Once you do, don’t forget to take along with you your trusty camera and start snapping away. You get to flood your social media newsfeed with beautiful photos of your trip!