You need to climb 81 steps to go to the main temple. They say every Wednesday and Sunday , worshipers climb the 81 steps to light joss sticks and have their fortune read by the monks. The 81 steps represent the 81 chapters of Taoism scriptures.
1 flat + 1 half round = Yes
2 half-round = No
2 flat = Maybe
But nope, I didn’t try doing it. I prefer to pray and hope that the answer is always a yes. Haha...
There are dragons all over the place. Tried googling the significance of dragons in Taoist temples and they symbolize immortality, and yin & yang when placed with a phoenix (the phoenix being yin).
From the main temple, there's a staircase leading to the upper level. There are smaller altars at the second level but just like in the main temple, it's strictly no picture-taking. There are roving guards so don't even attempt. Just explore the grounds and be grateful that they even allow regular visitors like us into the temple. :)
While at second level, don't forget to look down and appreciate the overlooking view of Cebu City. The temple is located 300 meters above sea level.