Taoism is a religion. From China. Defined by temples, adorned with dragons. That is Taoism for me.
Wikipedia. Taoism (pronounced and also spelled Daoism) is a philosophical and religious tradition that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao. The term Tao (or Dao) originally means "way", "path" or "principle", and can be found in Chinese philosophies and religions other than Taoism.
I am not gonna discuss Taoism. I am no master to that field. I will just shed you some little learning and pictures from my visit at the Philippine Taoist Temple in Cebu.
Philippine Taoist Temple is located inside Beverly Hills subdivision. One can go there by simply hailing a cab. Or dare to ride habal-habal. Since it's located uphill, we opted to take a cab.
There is no fee when you enter the temple. Cameras are allowed but no shooting inside the temple. The place offers a breath-taking view of the city.
Dragons are common to be seen in ALL Chinese temples. It doesn't only serve as an adornment but dragons are also regarded as gods by the Chinese.
Before we left, I felt this itch to try throwing some blocks of woods then utter some wish. But my friend told me that it is something to be taken seriously. Not to be treated like a wishing well or a falling star where we can simply whisper our dreams. The praying area is to be treated sacredly, just like our adoration chapels.
Going back to the city is quite painful. For there's no public vehicle passing by, we opted (again) to take cab.
I may say this place is really worth-visiting. Especially those who aren't only after the view, but those in need of time and opportunity to reflect.