Valley of the Temples
Valley of the Temples Memorial Park is a memorial park located on the windward (eastern) side of the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu at the foot of the Koʻolau mountains, near the town of Kāneʻohe. Thousands of Buddhist, Shinto, Protestant and Catholic residents of Hawaiʻi are buried in this memorial park. It was founded by Paul Trousdale in 1963. The park features a 1968 replica of the 11th-century Phoenix Hall of the Byodo-In Buddhist temple complex in Uji, Japan. Inside the main part of the temple is a 9 feet Amida Buddha statue sitting on a gold lotus leaf. The Byodo-In temple was seen several times in the popular television show Lost as the estate of Sun-Hwa Kwon's father in the Season 1 episode, "House of the Rising Sun," and was later used as the backdrop for Sun and Jin-Soo Kwon's marriage in the Season 5 finale, "The Incident."