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Magellan's Cross, located in Magellanes Street, is Cebu's most important historical landmark and an important shrine.
In 1521 the Portuguese navigator, Ferdinand Magellan, erected the original large wooden cross at this location where Cebu's Rajah Humaton, his wife Juana, and 800 followers were baptised on April 14, 1521 and the first Catholic mass in Cebu (in fact, the first Catholic mass in the Philippines) was celebrated.
The original cross gradually deteriorated as over the years the faithful took little pieces of the cross as mementos. In 1845 another cross was placed at the spot. The new cross was made of tindalo wood and inside a hollow inside splinters of the original Magellan's Cross were preserved.
Today a tiled pavillion shelters the cross and a ceiling mural depicts the scene of the first mass and commemorates the conversion of the first Filipinos to Christianity.
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Magellan Cross Monument Cebu City’s Gem
is like visiting the past.
The rich culture and tradition
rubs off its many architectures.
The people, places and food
is certainly incomparable.
If you want to visit Cebu,
the first thing that people would suggest
is to visit the Magellan Cross Monument.
The Magellan Cross Monument
is now housed inside a lovely chapel,
The Basilica Minore del Santo Nino
on Magallanes Street.
It is not far from San Pedro Fort
and the Cebu Metroplitan Cathedral.
The purpose for this
is to protect the original cross.
People who flake away parts of the cross
Some do it for souvenir purposes.
Saddening, yes, and true!
Indeed, the Magellan Cross Monument
is a Philippine Tourist Attraction!
Visit Cebu now
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My Vacation In Philippines - Taoist Temple Cebu City
''RODENTOBOB'' Roberto Cardenas
Cebu Taoist Temple is a Taoist temple located in Beverly Hills Subdivision of Cebu City, Philippines. The temple is built by Cebu's substantial Chinese community in 1972. With an elevation of 300 metres (980 ft) above sea level, the temple is a towering, multi-tiered, multi-hued attraction accessible by three separate winding routes.
Unlike the neighboring Phu Sian Temple, the Taoist temple is open to the worshipers and non-worshipers alike. A ritual among devotees is where one prays to the gods to grant one's wish. The ritual includes washing of hands, going inside the chapel barefoot and dropping two blocks of wood. If the blocks of wood are both face up then one could make a wish. If not then it is not yet the time for one's wish to be granted and one has to come to the temple some other time.
The temple is the center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Zi. Another ritual among Taoist devotees, which is done during Wednesdays and Sundays, is the climbing of its 81 steps (representing the 81 chapters of Taoism scriptures) to light joss sticks and have their fortune read by the monks.
Some guide books and travel agencies offer trips to the temple or as a side-trip in a tour around Cebu City. But it is more popular with grade school students.
The entrance to the temple was a replica of the Great Wall of China. The temple includes a chapel, a library, a souvenir shop and a wishing well. The spacious balconies offer a scenic view of the downtown Cebu.
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a spring located beside the sea where fresh and salty water mixes...video taken at 5:30 dusky afternoon...
Take a dip with Mystic Water Models Bebe Pham and Hannah Fraser as they mesmerize us with her underwater exhibitions
My Video abt ATR72-500 and an Airbus 319 that I have spotted near
Ninoy Aquino International Airport while both on their Approach Landing at around 1427 and 1507hrs...ATR72-500 is their latest
aircraft while Airbus 319 a Fly by Wire aircraft is considered world's
advance passenger aircraft.