Lon Wa Temple

Lon Wa Temple, Davao City

Lon Wa Temple
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largest Buddha monument in Mindanao
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mackibey
88 contributions
Oct 2019
Once you go through the gates, it's like a different place from where you came. Timeless, too. It's a nice place to visit especially for someone who hasn't seen a Buddhist temple like us. It's feels like time stops here. Being non-Buddhist, we felt intruding as we went in the temple. You can go in as you please, just be respectful since it's a place of prayer. Don't forget to take off your shoes to go inside the temple itself.
Written 26 October 2019
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wenlong3788
Bacolod, Philippines1,860 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
This is a serene place good for prayer and meditation. Simple yet elegant, the place has a powerful vibe.
Written 9 May 2019
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John T
Cebu City, Philippines1,068 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
The Lon Wa Buddhist Temple is one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the Philippines and the biggest in the island of Mindanao. The walls feature Italian marble, and inside you will find many wood carvings featuring the life of Buddha. The grounds feature a beautiful landscape and the buildings form a visually interesting composition of forms. I enjoyed lighting incense inside and getting a glimpse into a way of life very different from mine.
Written 28 April 2019
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garry468
London, UK104 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
spent five hours here relaxing, reading my own book as no books in english....very peaceful....there are some lovely rooms to view and nice if small grounds to sit in....i brought some food and cold drinks and really enjoyed my time
Written 27 April 2019
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VeganABZ
Doha, Qatar255 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Worth a look if you're in the area, but there's not much to see other than the temple itself which is pretty cool and peaceful
Written 13 March 2019
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Dawson R
Montreal, Canada12 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
I feel poorly for saying anything negative about a Buddhist temple. The purpose of the temple is never opulence, but self reflection. This temple isn't a tourist attraction though. It is a school, and a place of worship and meditation. If you can appreciate that without the expectation to be blown away by it's grandeur, which there is little, then it's a nice place to stop by :)
Written 17 February 2019
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ShaunDayle
Roselle, IL91 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
Lon Wa is a small temple and is peaceful to experience. There are many wooden carving inside that display great craftsmanship and tell expansive stories for the for those curious about the temple's origins. It makes for a nice stop on a long drive.
Written 12 December 2018
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David T
Christchurch, New Zealand2,263 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Not a must-see.

A small, quiet temple which gives you an idea of the Chinese Buddhist influence in the region.
Written 1 March 2018
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Lhen
337 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
The place is well maintained and good place to meditate. You can also see some monks around and you can freely roam around just make sure to pay respect to the place as well as to others
Written 3 January 2018
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lionlamica
Florida, MA47 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
We stopped quick on our way to another place and it was neat to see. The guard will allow you in the building but you have to be quiet and take your shoes off before you can enter the temple. We got a lot of video and a few pics. If you are in the area it's worth a look.
Written 9 November 2017
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