Friday, July 10, 2015

A Must See Tourist Attraction: Lon Wa Buddhist Temple

From Gaisano Mall, we ride a jeepney with Route 4 labels and dropped by at the Lon Wa Buddhist Temple before going to Samal Island.

The Longhua Temple, also known as the Lon Wa Buddhist Temple is one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the Philippines and the biggest in the island of Mindanao. It is a must-see tourist attraction in Davao City. It is located along J.P. Cabaguio Avenue in Agdao District, about 3 to 4 kilometers northeast of the center of downtown Davao City. 

Lon Wa Buddhist Temple

Lon Wa or Long Hua means "Temple of the Dragon". It is home to Kung Fu monks and nuns of the Philippine Academy of Shakya, a Buddhist religion movement. Many Chinese migrants and tourists visit this place to worship and pay respect.

At the entrance, a smiling Buddha awaits visitors to the Temple where two large lion statues close to the flight of stairs stand guard at the foreground of the temple.

Inside the Temple

Admission is free and the Temple is open to the public from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. A guard usually stands at the entrance gate to assist visitors inside the Temple. 

The Temple is very accessible by public or private transportation. Jeepneys with Route 10 labels or those with signboards going either to Sasa or J. P. Cabagiuo usually traverse the route that pass by the Temple.

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