La Union: Ma-Cho Temple

The first Taoist Temple in the Philippines  which was established on 1975 through the initiative of then Tourism Minister Jose D. Aspiras, with the cooperation of the Chinese community in the Philippines.

The place is so peaceful, good for “alone time” and reflection. You can make a wish or pay tribute.  The temple complex is certainly worth a visit. There is one beautiful main temple with some lovely smaller buildings on other levels with pretty garden surrounds. You are allowed inside to take photos and here is some information sheets on the history, which I found very interesting.

There is also a wonderful set of statues of the Gods but no information on them. The complex in very close the main part of town but only a gateway marks the entrance on the main road. The actual complex is up the hill a a hundred meters or so.

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