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Review of Lon Wa Temple

Lon Wa Temple
Ranked #20 of 74 things to do in Davao City
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Owner description: largest Buddha monument in Mindanao
Reviewed 28 July 2013

They are renovating when we came but its still fun to see these kinds of temple. It feels like you are really in their country experiencing their culture and history. You can only go to the shrine and up to the second floor. Remember to remove your shoes or slippers. Visiting the temple is free so kindly give something if you can, plus the security guard is very accommodating.

1  Thank Reimmak
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

I felt at peace here. such beauty & tranquility. The guard was really helpful although he preferred to speak with my wife rather than in English BUT I just soaked in the atmosphere & serenity.

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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We were greeted by the guard who toured us around, telling us where the altars are, where we can take pictures. The main altar was spacious and has shakyamuni buddha. There's a smaller altar on the 2nd floor where you can light some incense. Materials for divination are here as well. There's also a small shop where you can buy amulets, small statues, prayer beads etc. this is place for worship so proper etiquette must be observed. The atmosphere was peaceful and the tenants were friendly.

1  Thank Chris d
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

Lon Wa temple is a small Buddhist temple.The entrance is free. The guard at the entrance is very knowledgeable because he had been working there for 25 years. Take the the chance to make him as your default tour guide. Lastly, dress appropriately.

3  Thank nasmej11
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

first, no entrance fee and all you have to do is to give any amount you like for donation. second, the guard is very accommodating especially when they found out that we came from a far place, he was kind enough to tour us and even took our photos. third, let us took photos next to buddha which is in other temple, they don't allow.

warning: wear appropriate attire, no shorts and sleeveless outfit..
i wore one before so the guard provide of a cloth to cover up. (you don't want to ruin your photoshoot, do yah?)

1  Thank sheng4
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