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“Buddhist Temple”
Review of Kuan Yin Temple

Kuan Yin Temple
Reviewed May 28, 2013

The grounds of the temple are near the Foster Botanical Garden so it was an easy walk across the parking lot to see the temple grounds. The temple is a small open air temple and very ornately decorated. They had some "How-Tos" posted on the door, which was helpful because I wanted to admire the beauty of the grounds and since I'm not Buddhist, was a bit unsure of how to behave. There was a caretaker there that went about his business quietly. The smell of the incense was lovely. The flowers and fruit offerings were interesting to see. It was a good time.

Date of experience: May 2013
7  Thank RosalieGutz
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The grounds are beautiful, the temple is beautiful, vendors selling tasteful items, you can buy seeds to feed the birds or koi fish, beautiful bridges and status.

Date of experience: March 2012
2  Thank mahalia1980
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Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Quan Yin is revered among Chinese Buddhists and regarded by some as the virginal mother of Buddha, similar to the Virgin Mary for many Christians. The small temple is a beautifully serene experience in contrast to the touristy commercialism of Honolulu. It is worth seeking it out within the large botanical garden, entrance near a small gate off of Vineyard Avenue near Chinatown.

5  Thank Jeffrey N
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

Beautiful gem and unexpected spiritual hideaway in the middle of crazy megapolis.

Date of experience: January 2012
2  Thank Arthur_Hanshyn
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Reviewed April 3, 2008

This is a living and busy temple. Worshippers are mostly of Chinese Descent and go about their business, asking for blessings, giving thanks, etc. Some English spoken.

Please be respectful of the worshippers. Observe, but be respectful as you would if a foreigner visited your place of worship.

7  Thank likestowonder
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