Sunday, 13 March 2011

Valley of temples, Oahu, Hawaii

One of the most memorable places we visited on Oahu, was the valley of temples.
Although this has become a more frequently visited site recently, it still feels like a hidden gem. The Byodo-In temple sits at the bottom of the 2,000 ft Ko'olau mountains in Oahu's Kaneohe region.
It was built to commemorate the first Japanese settlers in Hawaii - constructed in the 1960's without any nails! Pretty impressive!
The Temple makes for a quiet and calm visit, and embodied everything that I hoped a Japanese inspired garden would.







3 comments:

  1. Very theatrical buildings. No nails - I seem to remember a construction of yours that had no nails!! Wonder if they used glue and blue-tack?

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  2. Great architectural shots Katie, lovely composition....

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