Information about Lon Wa Buddhist Temple
Lon Wa Buddhist Temple
The Buddhist Temple of Lon Wa is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the Philippines and is the biggest one in Mindanao. It is situated on J.P. Cabaguio Avenue in the district of Agdao, about 3 to 4 KM northwest of the Davao City Center.
Kung Fu monks and nuns from the Philippine Academy of Shakya, a Buddhist religious organization, live in Lon Wa or Long Hua, meaning "Dragon's Temple." Many Chinese tourists and migrants also visit the Temple to worship and pay respects.
The walls of the Temple are loaded with Italian marble, and the premises are beautifully renovated with the lush greenery of various flowering plants and palm trees. When you enter, you'll find that the Temple has a high-ceiling hall with well-painted floors, an enormous Buddha, and a long line of lighted candles. In general, the Temple is simple and austere. The serenity and the sweet smell of the Temple make this sanctuary a welcome retreat away from the daily bustle of city life.
Best time to visit
The temple is open to visitors all year round but it's best to visit when it's not raining so you can better appreciate the place's architecture.