OAHU | VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES

Valley of the Temples | A beautiful and peaceful place to visit in Oahu - clubnarwhal.blogspot.com
As much as I love a good tourist trap, there are some places I visit to be awed and humbled. Byodo-In Temple in Oahu’s gorgeous Valley of the Temples is one of these places. Tucked deep in the lush green Ko’olau Mountains, Byodo-In is serenity defined. 
Oahu Landscape
Valley of the Temples | A beautiful and peaceful place to visit in Oahu - clubnarwhal.blogspot.com
Japan gifted this replica of its famed UNESCO temple to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. We didn’t realize that the temple is in the heart of a memorial park. You drive through tiny, winding paths, past beautiful grave markers. 
Valley of the Temples | A beautiful and peaceful place to visit in Oahu - clubnarwhal.blogspot.com
The artistry that went into building this replica is amazing. It reminded us of all the gorgeous temples we visited in Gyeongju, Korea
Valley of the Temples | A beautiful and peaceful place to visit in Oahu - clubnarwhal.blogspot.com
Wild peacocks roam the property, as do giant plants that look like peacock tails. This is what Warren would look like if he were a peacock. Now you know. 
They also had a pair of black swans swimming in the pond. I absolutely loved visiting the Valley of the Temples. It is a sacred place of worship and rest, a complete contrast to the hustle of Honolulu. If you are in Oahu, this place is definitely worth a stop, if for the calming and scenic drive alone. 
Where do you go to escape the business of life?
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Comments

  1. says

    you just admitted something that i never realized i haven't: i love tourist traps too! especially a good one, like this. looks fabbbulous, real and genuine, and it's oh so picturesque. loving your blog!
    ciao – bloganticipation.blogspot.com

    • says

      Thanks, Mandrial! I didn't know peacocks were India's national bird. How cool! My grandparents had peacocks and mostly what I remember is that they were kind of mean ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. says

    I have been to Oahu several time but have never been here. I have seen many pictures of friends and family visiting since then
    and feeding all that koi. We'll be in Oahu in Nov. and will definitely make it here. I have been enjoying your Oahu posts and
    serve as an inspiration for our upcoming trip. Beautiful pictures!

    • says

      Thanks, Michele! I'm glad I now know the name of that peacock tail ๐Ÿ™‚ When we first drove up we totally thought we were transported somewhere in Asia, too!

  3. says

    Once again your pictures are amazing. I love the valley of the temples, but my favorite was Pakaele's a great plate lunch place right across the street. Thanks for sharing! -Alex

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