Cebu Island – the Queen of the South

Not only is the Philippines’ second largest island city, Cebu is also known as the “The Queen of the South”, an ideal vacation destination for the Philippines. Here are the highlights that should not be missed when coming to Cebu.

  1. Tumalog Falls

Tumalog is the most beautiful waterfall in Cebu and Philippines
Tumalog is the most beautiful waterfall in Cebu and Philippines

Coming to Oslob, Cebu province of the Philippines, visitors can admire the beauty of the Tumalog waterfall. Although the road into the waterfall is quite steep and slippery, but when it comes to the waterfall scene appears to make visitors surprised by the natural green water. There is not any service here. Tumalog Waterfall is a preserved tourist spot to attract tourists to come.

  1. Temple of Leah.

Coming here, tourists con feel like they are in an European country
Coming here, tourists con feel like they are in an European country

The Temple of Leah, dubbed as “Cebu’s Taj Mahal,” is a grand gesture of love from a husband to his late wife. This gigantic structure was built in 2012 by the businessman Teodorico Adarna, which attracts visitors with the eye-catching statues, complex architecture and panoramic views of Cebu. When you walk into the temple, you will feel like being taken to a European shelter. With its intricate sculptures, marvelous floor designs and tall columns, this place will make you excited to look and explore.

  1. 10,000 Roses Cafe in Cebu

10,000 artifical roses with light will sparkle at night
10,000 artifical roses with light will sparkle at night

10,000 Roses Cafe is a small concrete structure located at the bottom of the Cordova Tourist Center. The two-storey café offers air-conditioned areas as well as ample space for outdoor guests. The café, having a modern industrial view, also have a roof that offers a wonderful view of the ocean, the Cordova mangrove forest, and the ever-changing skyline of Metro Cebu.

  1. Sirao Flower Garden

This is the ideal place for whom like taking photos of "virtual life"
This is the ideal place for whom like taking photos of “virtual life”

Another interesting attraction in Cebu is Sirao Flower Garden. Because of the hot climate, the flowers chosen for planting in the flower garden are celosia (this is a kind of the genus). These flowers are colorful and attractive as tulips. Besides Celosias, many other kinds of flowers are also grown on flower farms such as sunflowers, chrysanthemum … This place is suitable for nature lovers, want to relax the weekend after working days tired.

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  1. Kawasan Falls

Kawasan waterfall from above
Kawasan waterfall from above

Speaking of attractions in Cebu, make sure you can not miss the Kawasan Falls. Kawasan is located in the heart of the Barangay Matutinao Mountain, in the town of Badian, 130km southwest of Cebu. This place attracts visitors by the blue water and the beautiful natural surroundings. In addition, Kawasan also attracts adventurous travelers with activities such as trekking, climbing, …

  1. Simala Church

This complex is the famous site for tourists
This complex is the famous site for tourists

Simala Palace is a majestic sanctuary and also a religious site located in the most iconic sights of the Philippines. Spiral staircases, jagged terraces and dome balconies create a beautiful facade for this magnificent building. Note that the church will be especially crowded from Friday to Sunday. Guests are not allowed to eat in the shrine, even though they can bring food to eat outside. Make sure you wear the right outfit, because you will not be allowed to wear short skirts, shorts or sleeveless shirts.

Simala church is located in the Upper Lindogon area, about 60 km southwest of Cebu along the coast. If traveling by car it will take about 90 minutes. Enjoy the scenic coastal roadside as you travel through the Naga City and Carcar along Cebu.

  1. Oslob Whale Shark Watching

Swimming with Whale Shark, why not?
Swimming with Whale Shark, why not?

Oslob is a small town located south of Cebu, the Philippines growing mainly for tourism, especially sightseeing tours and swimming with whale sharks. The new service developed two years ago but it made Oslob quickly become an international tourist destination. In particular, this tour is a rare place in the world where people can use food to feed whale sharks to the shore, with 100% whale shark exposure. Tours from 7am to 12am daily (except for big holidays) after this time is closed because sharks have eaten and swim out to sea.

Whale shark is the largest shark in the world today with a length of 12m, weighing at least 30 tons, each time open mouth, it lengths 1.5m. They are very gentle and eat animals such as shrimp, squid, algae, krill … so tourists are completely safe when swimming near.

These are some famous attractions in Cebu that you should not miss for your Cebu trip. You can also refer a lot of interesting tours with reasonable price from GoAsiaDayTrip here.

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