Kuan Yin Temple is a busy temple in Honolulu Oahu, Hawaii where those of Chinese Descent can visit to ask for blessings, give thanks and worship their beliefs. Visitors are welcome to come to the temple to view its beauty, but they are asked to be respectful of those who are worshipping.
At the temple there are monks some of which are English speaking, who can answer any questions that visitors may have and ways of respecting the temple. There are many booklets at the temple which have a history of the temple and the beliefs of those who worship there. Prayer beads and pendants are available for purchase which helps the temple to continue running donations are also appreciated.
Some of the questions that are answered in relation to respecting the ways of the temple include ways and how much to donate, how to hold your hands when praying and even which hand to use when putting incense in the holders. Offerings of flowers or fruit are placed at the altar, and devotee's burn paper 'money' which is believed to bring prosperity and good luck.
The Kuan Yin Temple is a bright-red Buddhist temple with a green ceramic-tile roof; the interior is richly carved and filled with the smell of incense. The temple is dedicated to Kuan Yin Bodhisattva who is the Goddess of Mercy and a large statue in her honor is located in the prayer hall.