Nestled in the mountains of Busay in Cebu, the Temple of Leah is an elaborate Roman-inspired temple. Businessman Teodorico Adarna spent 80 million pesos to put up this temple as a symbol of his undying love for his wife, Leah, a life partner of 54 years before she died of lung cancer in 2012 at 69. The construction of the Temple started in 2012 and is yet to be finished. It is meant to keep Leah’s items and collections gathered from her travels under one roof, as Teodorico promised her before she died.
With a breathtaking view overlooking the city of Cebu and the beautiful love story between Teodorico and Leah, Temple of Leah has become a popular attraction for visitors of Cebu. Initially the Adarna family made it free for public to visit the temple but as some people started to loiter and vandalize the place, they decided to collect PHP 100 (~$2 USD) per person for entrance.