Can you identify this Philippines temple?

by Ron

My father spent time in the Philippines during WWII with the US Army and took pictures of this temple.

I believe it may have been near Manila.

Can anyone recognize where this is?

I appreciate any help you can give me!

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Pagoda Location
by: Anonymous

When I was a kid we lived in a house that had a window to the Ocampo compound in Quiapo that had this Pagoda...the gates to this compound may be found along Mendoza St. and R. Hidalgo just before MLQ University...

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I think I know what that temple is
by: Mark de Lange Mallari

Hi, your picture looks like a very early shot of the Ocampo Pagoda in the Quiapo district of Manila. It is located on Bilibid Viejo Street, beside a small creek. On Google map, type in "Quiapo, Manila" and zoom in until you see Bilibid Viejo (Old Prison) Street and where it intersects a creek. That's where it is. I've been to the Pagoda (and up the tower), but it is very run down now and the area it's in is on the seedy side. The last time I was there it was used as a lodging for transient Filipino seamen. In WWII the Japanese used the tower as a spotting location for anti-aircraft guns. It was also used by US airmen as a reference point for their bombing runs. There are recent photos of the Pagoda on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eazy360/4780621298/

Hope this helps. It's quite a striking structure even today. It was sort of whimsical project of the Ocampo family. The Pagoda and the surrounding gardens must have been spectacular.

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TEMPLE
by: Anonymous

Check out the temple in the Chinese cementery in Manila near caloocan i think this is also the oldest place that has the same temple, or there are Chinese temple in this vicinity, you can ask old people aroung this palce i'm sure they can help.

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Perhaps another temple?
by: Ron

I see the Cebu Taoist temple is listed as built in 1972, so this must be another one.

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It could be the Taoist temple in Cebu
by: Jack

Hi,

It could be the Cebu Taoist temple in Cebu.

Good Luck


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