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Temple of Leah

Temple of Leah is another go-to location for anyone who’ll be having a roadtrip to Balamban. You can make short stop at this beautiful architecture on top of the mountain of Busay, Cebu. This is another tourist destination that’s always included on the list if you want to have a city tour in Cebu. This temple with a Greek/Roman feel was made by Teodorico Adarna for his wife, Ms. Leah Villa Albino-Adarna. It consists of 26 chambers that houses an art gallery and a museum all from Ms. Leah’s collection.The place is still under construction and the chambers are not yet open for public but the wide grounds are always flocked with tourist who wanted to capture the amazing architecture. Anyone who visits the place can as well experience the perfect breathtaking view of Cebu city. The place is great for photo shoots too. It’s 50.00 per head for their entrance fee and would even cost more for those who would want to make the place a photo shoot location.


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    Carlo Andrew Olano
    December 18, 2016 at 12:19 am

    A really great place for pictorials in Cebu. It has been a while since I went there and I can see that there has been a lot of improvements. I would love to check it out one of these days.

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    Thelittlelai: Beyond limits
    December 6, 2016 at 7:19 am

    A great place that Cebu has to be proud of. Another emblem of a great Love. I’ve been to this place several times and my excitement is still the same every time I visit. I haven’t tried seeing this temple at night, it must be really romantic just like how you captured it.

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    December 5, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Been here once just recently and daghan jud japon taw mu visit. Maynta mahuman najud sila ug construct didto para makabalik nako! Haha.

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    mikka alaia
    December 4, 2016 at 7:20 am

    I’ve never been to Cebu, and I’ve never heard of a place like this before mentioned about Cebu. The place transports you to a place somewhere in roman times. The place is just picturesque. Hope we could do a feature on this soon 🙂 Thank you for sharing

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    Trancentral Highway Roadtrip Adventure | Kriswanders
    November 30, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    […] Temple of Leah. Dubbed as the Taj Mahal of Cebu, a temple created for the love of his wife. A great architecture that has a Roman feel on the mountain of Busay. […]

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    Pam / Hey, Miss Adventures!
    November 28, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    I came here a year ago with my family and then last weekend with some colleagues from work. I was surprised at how much the place has changed. Back then, we took the entrance at the back and had to make our way through three flights of stairs to get to the front of the building. And they now sell food! Still a beautiful place though, can’t wait for it to be fully finished. 😀

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    November 28, 2016 at 11:28 am

    The last time I visited Temple Leah was almost two years ago and it wasn’t still this furnished!

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    November 28, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Always kinda admired the place ever since I first heard of it a while back. Never been to it though because of the amount of people that seem to always occupy the place. Would love to visit it during non-peak hours soon.

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    November 27, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Been to the temple for a couple of times . When I first visited the place, it didn’t catch my attention yet because of some unfinished artworks. I visited again the temple this year and I was surprised that there’s a canteen already in within the vicinity where you can buy sandwich and cold drinks. I like that there’s an improvement of place. 🙂

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    Wandering Soul Scamper
    November 27, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Visited the place after our Mount Babag Trek before and it was still under construction. We don’t have to pay anything at that time but lately, they are collecting entrance fees even if wala pa nahuman ang place. Well anyway, I would love to go back kana mahuman na gyud siya completely. Pero sibag kaayo amg stalls… maypa wa na gibutangan diha,,, didto nalang unta na sa ubos ????

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    Rome of Basta Bisaya
    November 27, 2016 at 4:31 am

    I wish mahuman na ning Temple of Leah. I wanna come back kanang complete na gyod!

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    November 26, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    I’ve been everywhere in Cebu but this. How is it that it’s just a few minutes away and I still haven’t visited this wonderful place?

    Beautiful photos again! Encore!

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    Jullian Robin Sibi
    November 25, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I was curious about this place until a few months ago where I found out that it wasn’t worth going. Maybe I should give this place a try someday. Someday…

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    Foureyed Laagan
    November 23, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I went here during my birthday last year and construction was still going on. I guess up until now. Simangan lagi ko sa feel a mga tindahan ug mga chairs and tables 🙁

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      November 27, 2016 at 6:11 am

      Right, ang ilang umbrellas..wla n nag match sa place.. hehe!

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      December 17, 2016 at 4:24 pm

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    November 23, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    The last time I went to Temple of Leah was when the constructions was still on, and there was no entrance fee yet. Haha! Would love to go back soon. ????

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    November 23, 2016 at 10:42 am

    My boyfriend and I are planning to visit Cebu on my birthday. It will be in August and I hope that the weather will be good to us. It will be my first time to visit Cebu and I included Temple of Leah in our list. Your blog post made more excited on our trip by next year. I would love to fill my birthday with wonderful places in Cebu.

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      November 27, 2016 at 6:12 am

      There’s a lot of great places, you won’t regret choosing Cebu as your birthday getaway destination. 🙂

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    November 16, 2016 at 7:06 am

    I’ve been there last June and the whole front is under construction pa so it’s not really as photogenic as your shots. I adore everything that is Greek so I really wanted to see this even all you can do is take photos. I hope when I went back to Cebu, I can view Leah’s gallery na! There’s so many people! What day did you go??

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      November 18, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      I’ve been here 5 times na siguro due to friends visiting Cebu and they want to check temple of leah..we went over a weekend after lunch time, so the place was really flocked with a lot of tourists..

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    November 16, 2016 at 5:28 am

    I belong to the 10% of the population who has not been here. LOL. My tourist friends even got there before I could. I’ve been wanting to go since its opening but I heard about the crowd so I didn’t bother going anymore. Maybe next time. 🙂

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    November 15, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I’ve been here once. I really don’t like places that are crowded. I can’t seem to take good photos with people in the way. Haha so what I did is went there even before the opening time, begged the guard to let me in and watch the sunrise. ????

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      November 15, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      True, the place was super crowded during my last 3 visits. We had to usher our friends who wanted to check the place out. Never watched the sunrise in Busay though, i thought the location was only great for sunsets..haha! We’ll try that next time, Rady. 🙂

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    Veethee Dixit
    November 9, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Wow! The view is beautiful and I love the artwork! Wonderful place!

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    November 7, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    This looks amazing. I love your pictures. I’ll put the temple of Leah in my last four of I ever visit Cebu. The view on Cebu city is great.

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    Laveena Sengar
    November 7, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    I love visiting temples and this is one of the best architecture i have ever seen. I would totally love to see this temple.

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    November 7, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Grand architecture! Looks so royal too.
    I will add this place to my plans if I get there.26 chambers to tour through, wonder how much time it will take.

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    Jimmy and Tina
    November 7, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Sounds beautiful, I have never heard of the temple of Leah or Balamban but will have to check out and send to my sister in law leah 🙂

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    Ree love30
    November 6, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Wow temple of leah looks beautiful! You’ve captured it gorgeously. I’ve never heard of this temple before but would live to visit now. ree love30

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    November 6, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    All these photos are just fabulous!! Amazing architecture! Love everything about this post!

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    November 6, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    These pictures are so beautiful, the city view is breathtaking indeed. Definitely on my list if I want to visit Cebu,.

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    Hang Around The World
    November 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I love temples so much because I’m a huge fan of history in general. The first photo taken by night is something special, what a cool effect!!! – P

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    Jasmin N
    November 6, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    The view is absolutely amazing! That looks like a worth to visit if I ever get around 🙂

    ~ Jasmin N

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    November 6, 2016 at 6:42 am

    This is awesome!!!!

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      November 6, 2016 at 7:06 am

      Thank you Saggiebells!!

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