8 Interesting Places in Cebu that can take you Halfway Across the World

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8 Interesting Places in Cebu that can take you Halfway Across the World

Go on a visit while not having your passport or visa!

Explore the world without leaving Cebu’s borders, where you experience the timeless charm of European gems like Amsterdam, Spain, Greece, and London to vibrant Asian jewels of Japan, Indonesia, and Vietnam, even Turkey–which straddles the 2 continents! All of those without the necessity for plane tickets.

With the suitable angle and outfits, you may get Instagram-worthy photos that make you are feeling such as you traveled worldwide.

Allow us to offer you a tour all over the world in Cebu through these photos.

Cebu Safari and Adventure Park photo via FB Page
Cebu Safari and Adventure Park photo via FB Page

Cebu Safari and Adventure Park = San Diego Zoo

When business tycoon Michel Lhuillier visited the famed San Diego Zoo, he was inspired to bring the concept to Carmen to maximise his land surplus. The property is a sprawling 170 hectares that’s home to a thousand animals from 120 different species from all around the world, where they recreated their natural habitats to preserve among the endangered species for generations to return and educate the visitors concerning the living and respiratory exhibits contained in the safari. It also has a vehicle tour, a primary within the country inside an African Savannah, and a flora walking trail that showcases 1 million different variations of orchids.

Best visited if you find yourself in your camos or khakis to bring out the adventurer in you.

Temple of Leah by Aki Tolentino via Unsplash
Temple of Leah by Aki Tolentino via Unsplash

Temple of Leah, Busay = Parthenon, Athens, Greece

In a testament to everlasting love, the Temple of Leah was inbuilt Busay in 2012 under the visionary of Mr. Teodorico S. Adarna. Crafted as a homage to his beloved wife, Leah Villa Albino-Adarna, this architectural marvel is a timeless symbol of devotion.

Mr. Adarna adopted an architectural and structural design that may withstand time, ensuring it stands as a beacon for future generations of the Adarna lineage. Its halls unfold a glimpse of Mrs. Adarna’s life through her cherished collections, meticulously curated across 24 chambers, inviting members of the family to reconnect with their heritage.

A personification of true love forged in stone, its structure reminds you of Athens’ Parthenon, while its story is kind of just like that of India’s Taj Mahal.

Ka Treasure Water Terraces Falls in Argao Cebu photo via FB page
Ka Treasure Water Terraces Falls in Argao Cebu photo via FB page

Ka Treasure Water Terraces, Argao = Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey and Saturnia Hot Springs, Italy

Ka Treasure Water Terraces Mountain Resort is understood for its natural water terrace formation that resembles Cordillera’s rice terraces but with fresh water from a close-by spring cascading down like mini waterfalls. The inviting pools of turquoise water with mountains’ backdrop make an ideal summer destination.

The resort was open to the general public in 2021 when young owners traded their urban life for the mountains. It began as a DIY project by improving the limestone terraces and clearing the realm to make it more accessible.

Sachiko’s Little Kyoto by Gea Luna Insik Blanco
Sachiko’s Little Kyoto by Gea Luna Insik Blanco

Sachiko’s Little Kyoto, Busay = Inari Taisha Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

It’s Japan on a budget! Positioned within the highlands of Barangay Babag Uno, adjoining to Busay, this Japanese-themed tourist attraction gives you a glimpse of Kyoto.

Traditional torii gates are vibrant red in Sachiko’s Little Kyoto (FB Page). These gates are frequently found at Shinto shrines, acting as a bridge or boundary between the sacred space of the shrine and the unusual world. The Geisha Gallery showcases photos of lovely Geishas of their kimonos, traditional hairstyles, and oshiroi make-ups walking along the streets. You may even rent your kimono and go across the place for photo angle.

There’s even an outline of a lying Buddha statue, daruma (an ancient Japanese doll), maneki-neko (lucky cat), and even a dog statue of Hachiko!

Sirao Garden Cebu
Sirao Garden Cebu

Sirao Flower Garden, Cebu = Amsterdam, Netherlands

Within the highlands of Busay, flower farms and vegetable plantations are a daily sight. Nevertheless, in 2015, someone took a shot of lovely rows of red and yellow celosia blooms, which made their option to the Web. The owners even have windmills to finish the entire Netherlands theme. It was the height of posting Instagram-worthy destinations during that point, immediately making it a preferred tourist spot!

The celosia flower is just not native to the Philippines. These vibrant blooms found their option to Cebu after they were brought home by Cebuanos, who went to the Netherlands in 1991, thus earning the nickname “Little Amsterdam.” The name celosia translates to “burning” in Greek, a fitting description of its fiery color petals blossoms.

Bamboo Forest, Medellin photo via DOT Central Visayas
Bamboo Forest, Medellin photo via DOT Central Visayas

Bamboo Forest, Medellin = Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Kyoto, Japan

The bamboo forest in Barangay Luy-a, Medellin, adds to the roster of Japan-inspired attractions; identical to how Sirao Flower Farm was ‘discovered,’ the bamboo haven quietly thrived within the corner of a sugarcane plantation until a neighborhood took a photograph and uploaded it on social media. And the remaining is history.

Owned by wealthy hacienderos, the Bamboo Forest brought opportunities to the place, and the owners decided to develop, maintain, and open it to tourists who traveled three hours all the way in which from the town.

Its Instagram-worthy backdrop is ideal for prenuptial shoots. They even have kimonos on rental for an entire “I’ve been to Japan or Korea” photo experience.

Labyrinth, Toledo, Cebu photo via Cebu Philippines FB Page
Labyrinth, Toledo, Cebu photo via Cebu Philippines FB Page

Labyrinth, Toledo, Cebu = Crystal Palace Labyrinth, London

A 25-meter-diameter hedged pathway with a sophisticated design is my love life. In comparison with other labyrinth gardens, this one has a smaller hedge bush that permits you to see the entire labyrinth. At the top of the maze is the statue of the Virgin Mary cradling Baby Jesus in her arms.

It takes concerning the same time to navigate through the maze because it does to complete saying a rosary, which is why it was built. The labyrinth is situated beside Capilla Sta. Ana has a museum that houses religious relics and paintings from the owners’ travels.

La Vie Parisienne photo via official IG account
La Vie Parisienne photo via official IG account

La Vie Parisienne = Paris

La Vie Parisienne (FB page) brings a slice of Parisian life, transporting you to the streets of France with its French bistro-inspired ambiance, vintage architecture, and visual aesthetics. Amongst its features is its picturesque wine cellar, paying homage to an enthralling wine shop tucked away in the center of Paris. As classical French opera melodies gently fill the air, the experience is comparable in the event you wander through the streets of Paris, having fun with every sip of timeless elegance and romance.

And that ends our world tour in Cebu (on a budget). No must spend an excessive amount of; just work in your OOTD and model-pose skills to get easy likes and hearts on social media!

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