Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Temple

The Lon Wa Buddhist Temple also known as Long Hua Temple is the biggest Buddhist temple in Mindanao. It is a must-see and the most popular 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. 

This temple is also well renowned for its intricate architecture and interiors among the visitors. This is also quite popular among the tourists who are interested in the teachings of Buddhism. The major attraction of the temple is the mega statue of Lord Buddha along with the story telling wood carvings of his life.

The Archway of the temple

My Daughter

The Temple walls are laden with slabs of Italian marbles and the grounds are beautifully landscaped with lush greenery of several varieties of flowering plants and palm trees.

The Female Lion

The Male Lion

When we entered the entrance, a smiling Buddha awaits us  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

Inside the temple

The hall has a high ceiling, well-polished floors and there were several lighted candles lining the walls of the temple, true to the Buddhism tradition. The gold Thousand-Armed Kuan Yin where the ashes of dead members of the Temple are kept, and the intricate wood carvings that depict the life of Buddha are prominently displayed. 

Some Pictures & wall decor inside the temple

Outside the temple

The garden

The roof of the temple

The Temple is generally simple and solemn. The serenity and the prevailing sweet smell of incense of the Temple make this shrine a welcome retreat away from the everyday noise of the city.

The Temple is open to the public from 7:30am to 4:30pm. A guard usually stands at the entrance gate to assist visitors inside the Temple. And take note, admission is free.

How to get there:

The Temple is located along J.P. Cabaguio Avenue in Agdao District, 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. 

Contact information:

Tel. no. (082) 227-1314
             (082) 305-1083



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