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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tops, Cebu City

“Tops” is one of the most overrated tourist spots in Cebu. It can be found in Barangay Malubog, Busay, Cebu City in the Philippines. The entrance of Tops along the main road of Busay is fronting the entrance of Doce Pares Zip-line Adventure.  Other attractions which can be found in the mountainous areas of Cebu are Hidden Paradise Mountain Resort, Q Park, The Family Park, Cebu Taoist Temple and a lot more.

Tops is owned by Emro Holdings Inc. and has an entrance fee of P100.00 for all visitors which you’re going to pay before entering the place. Locals and Foreigners have the same rate and there is no special rate for children. Once inside, you’re going to be dismayed because it’s not the biggest bang for your buck.

It is about 30-40 minutes from the center of Cebu. You will already see the City even if you’re not inside Tops. When inside, you can see the wonderful view and the spectacular city lights of Cebu and Mactan. Bohol is not too visible during nighttime but you can still see some lights. Tops is about 2000 above sea level and it has about 1 hectare in area. The main ground is decorated by concretes in hexagon form and withered Bermuda grasses. The covered resting and eating area is wonderfully made by big concrete stones and designed in curves and circles. The tables and sitting area which can be used by anyone are made of concrete too. There used to be several stores that are opened in the place but lately, there are only 2 left. One is a souvenir shop which sells keychains, cellphone charms, magnetic decors, bracelets, necklace and hats. The other store is selling snacks such as junk foods, sodas, beers, juices and noodles. I suggest you bring your own food as the price is doubled.

Tops has a spacious parking area for cars and motorcycles. One notable thing in Tops is the big old bell which a lot of people enjoyed banging. There are about a dozen seats near the viewing area which a lot of couples and families used for spending the night watching the bright lights of the city. During sunset a lot of foreigners and photographers visit the place just to relax, enjoy, take a panoramic view of the city and breathe the fresh air which you can’t experience in the polluted areas of the city.

If you haven’t been to the place, set aside a small amount of money just to see the wonderful view of the city of Cebu only at Tops.


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