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“Quiet, interesting place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lon Wa Temple

Lon Wa Temple
Ranked #20 of 71 things to do in Davao City
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Owner description: largest Buddha monument in Mindanao
Manila, Philippines
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98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Quiet, interesting place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

The temple is well maintained and gives a good glimpse of Buddhist ways of prayer and worship. The prayer rooms are accessible, thanks to the security guard who enthusiastically acts as a guide. Wood carvings on walls and posts are well preserved and show good examples of Chinese cultural heritage. Souvenir items are available in one room where monks in an adjoining area pray and meditate.

The temple is certainly worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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Davao City, Philippines
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“Serene Glimpse into practice of Buddhism”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Before stepping into the property. Stand just outside the gate and stay long enough to catch the scent of the yellow fire tree. Its a rare and delightful breath of flowers in hot and humid Davao.
Just inside the driveway, visitors are welcomed by the sitting Buddha with a big smile. Its a very promising start to a visit. Move on after to the stairway guarded by two lions standing guard. Then enter the temple which is quiet and serene. Take a few minutes to just take it all in feel the stillness. After this temple, move to the back where the Goddess of Mercy with the thousand arms makes you feel like she is always on hand to receive petitions.

On the wall in front of this are the 8 carved panels depicting highlights in the life of Buddha.

Strictly no picture-taking in the temple to preserve the serenity of the place.

Visited May 2014
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“A temple in Davao”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Who would have thought that you will find a Buddhist Temple in Davao??? It is a simple temple with Buddha statue and Shiva inside. You can take pictures with the stone carvings and whats inside. The guard is accomodating and tour us inside. He is not Buddhiat by the way. No entrance fee but a Donation can be given. Drop here if you visit SM Lanang Premiere, just one ride away!!

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Davao City, Philippines
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313 reviews
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“nicest temple in Davao”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

its like the Davao version of Taoist temple in Cebu. but dont expect that much. plus it has a Chinese school inside the premises.

Visited February 2014
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Manila
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30 attraction reviews
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“Good for a quick stopover”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Nice little temple, well-maintained. Nice carvings in the main area and the back area. There are also texts on the walls explaining Buddhist beliefs. Security guard doubles as a tour guide and he's very helpful.

Visited December 2013
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