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“Rare attraction” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lon Wa Temple

Lon Wa Temple
Ranked #18 of 71 things to do in Davao City
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Owner description: largest Buddha monument in Mindanao
Quezon City, Philippines
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72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Rare attraction”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Temple is a rare attraction you won't see often in other places. It is located in Cabaguio St., just ask the jeepneys or tricycle to get you there. There is on duty guard to welcome you and brief the relevance of this place. Entering the temple is the Buddha with koi fish in the pond. Inside is the large Buddha and depending on your visit you may see Buddhist (or whatever) chanting and doing their rituals. There are also place like prayer room in a counterpart of Catholic as adoration chapel where they lay and lit incense to a god I think is Shiva. There is also store for Buddhist charms and bracelets.

Very unique experience. The fee is free or you can donate a minimal amount.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Marikina, Philippines
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Free Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 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.

Visited July 2013
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Hastings
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64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Tranquil”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 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.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank kalboHastings
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A place for worship”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 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.

Visited June 2013
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“small buddhist temple”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 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.

Visited March 2013
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