Lon Wa Temple, Davao City

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  • Indo-Chinese temples other than I've seen several in that area. Here there is a Chinese Buddha vision, coupled with a different architecture of the temple inside and outside a building with a green roof to pagoda, with two snakes that are silhouetted against the sky. Out a well kept garden and a white statue of a Buddha well grazed at the Center and three orders of elephant tusks to guard the entrance. The drum and Bell are in the Hall of the temple, which has a nice shiny hardwood floors, to the two corners at the bottom. A white Buddha sitting alongside two Holy monks standing is seated on a high altar with Golden, black fronted by a panel reliefs. Other rooms are at the back of the main hall: a second room has a glass case containing a Golden Buddha standing, with twenty arms. In another, a library, a shrine illuminated with a white Buddha statue standing, and two paintings with pictures of Holy monks. Around, large dark wood paneling sculpted with bas-reliefs of Holy scenes. In conclusion, an interesting visit into a quiet environment that exudes spirituality. Connoisseurs of religions, temples, sacred art doesn't do visit.
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  • Not a must-see. A small, quiet temple which gives you an idea of the Chinese Buddhist influence in the region.  more »
  • 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  more »
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  • The beautiful one.
  • Beautiful place.
  • Nice quiet place to visit.
  • Travellers on a tight budget can skip this place. There's not much to see and do except for some photo ops.
  • On our way back to Magallanes Residences from the car shop, Medy and I visited the Lon Wa Buddhist Temple along Cabaguio Avenue. We were impressed by the size of the temple. We were told that it is the biggest in Mindanao and is one of the largest in the country. The temple was established around 50 years ago. I used to see it as a child but I never ventured inside the compound. One Buddhist monk and a (Buddhist) nun reside in the temple which holds religious services in Mandarin. It houses a main place of worship and I saw at least two side chapels. The temple also runs a Buddhist school and up to recent years was a Shao Lin Kung Fu center. It is an interesting and welcoming place to visit with the security guard serving as the tourist guide! 2014.06.25 About a month ago, we revisited the temple with Medy's friends who were in Davao for a tour. This time, the lady monk invited us to join her and the male monk for very hot tea and mandarin orange candies. She had been in Davao for a while so she spoke Visayan fluently. She said they had two services a week. She invited us to join them in next Sunday's service and to the vegetarian lunch thereafter (we were not able to do this because of conflicting schedules but we will attend their services in the near future). We did buy some prayer beads and she taught us how to pray the Buddhist way.
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