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“Good for a quick stopover”
Review of Lon Wa Temple

Lon Wa Temple
Ranked #19 of 74 things to do in Davao City
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Owner description: largest Buddha monument in Mindanao
Reviewed January 3, 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.

2  Thank Leland_DLC
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

This is a nice place to visit if you never been to a Buddhist temple. I am not a Buddhist but wanted to see what a Buddhist temple looked like. There is no charge to get inside. They just ask for a donation. Our tour guide was the security guard. He showed us the different areas of the temple and was very happy to take pictures of us if we asked. I would definitely recommend this place if in Davao City.

1  Thank BGonzalez1973
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Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

A temple visit is the least u expect to do in Davao, a place of know for nature and its colorful native culture. Lon Wa Temple lets guest have a glimpse of the city's diversity. It's not as grand as those in Bangkok but it has its own charm.

1  Thank WanderLustDavao
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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.

3  Thank xChaLeex
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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.

1  Thank Reimmak
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